Chief Minister of Bangsamoro

The chief minister of Bangsamoro (Filipino: punong ministro ng Bangsamoro[2], Arabic: رئيس وزراء بانجسامورو) is the executive head of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, an autonomous region within the Philippines.

Chief Minister of Bangsamoro
Filipino: Punong Ministro ng Bangsamoro
Arabic: رئيس وزراء بانجسامورو
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Incumbent
Murad Ebrahim

since February 22, 2019
StyleThe Honourable
Member ofRegional bodies:
Bangsamoro Parliament
Council of Leaders
National government bodies:
Mindanao Development Authority
National Security Council
National Economic and Development Authority
ResidenceThe Astana[1]
SeatBangsamoro Government Center[1]
AppointerBangsamoro Parliament
Term length3 years
Constituting instrumentBangsamoro Organic Law
PrecursorGovernor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
Formation2019
First holderMurad Ebrahim
DeputyTwo Deputy Chief Ministers

The current chief minister is Murad Ebrahim, who serves in an interim basis as head of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority, the interim local government body of the Bangsamoro region. He took oath as the first and interim chief minister along with the rest of the members of the regional body before President Rodrigo Duterte on February 22, 2019.[3]

BackgroundEdit

FunctionEdit

The chief minister is the head official who represents the government of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region, and the position is constituted by the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). The holder of the post appoints the heads of the Bangsamoro regional government's ministries, agencies, bureaus and other offices. The chief minister could also formulate a platform that would need to be approved by the Bangsamoro Parliament and has the power to issue executive orders and other policies. The holder of the position could also proclaim a state of calamity in the region.[4]

The holder of the position also holds ex-officio memberships in other government bodies controlled by the national government, such as the Mindanao Development Authority, the National Security Council, and the National Economic and Development Authority and represents the regional interest of the Bangsamoro. The chief minister is also a member of the Council of Leaders, which, according to the BOL, "shall advice the chief minister on matters of government in the Bangsamoro region".[4]

The chief minister can also indirectly dissolve the parliament by advising the wali, who has the legal authority to dissolve the legislature. As per law, the holder is also to be assisted by two deputy chief ministers who are to be nominated by the chief minister themselves and elected by the parliament. The deputies are required by law to hail from a different sub-region from the chief minister.[4] The chief minister's power of appointment is codified in regional law through Bangsamoro Act No. 11, which states that the official has powers to appoint regional government positions that have a salary grade of 25 and above unless otherwise stated by law.[5]

EligibilityEdit

Only a member of the Bangsamoro Parliament, who is at least 25 years of age at the time of election, and a natural born citizen of the Philippines, is eligible to be elected as chief minister.[4] The parliament is yet to hold an election with the region being led by an interim chief minister appointed by the president of the Philippines.

Bangsamoro is set to have a regular set of elected officials by 2022.[4]

ListEdit

No. Image Chief Minister Took office Left office Party Deputy Ministers Ref.
Deputy for the Mainland Party Deputy for the Islands Party
  Murad Ebrahim (interim) February 22, 2019 incumbent    None (MILF) Ali Solaiman    None (MILF) Abdul Sahrin    None (MNLF) [1]
Vacant

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Arguilas, Carolyn O. (February 27, 2019). "Murad Vows a Government "Free of All the Ills of Governance;" Names 10 Ministers". MindaNews. Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  2. ^ "Pormal na Inilunsad ang Programang TABANG (Tulong at Alay sa Bangsamorong Nangangailangan) sa Pangunguna ng Opisina ng Punong Ministro". Ministry of Labor and Employment (in Filipino). Retrieved February 17, 2022.
  3. ^ Esguerra, Darryl John (February 22, 2019). "MILF Chair Murad Is Interim BARMM Chief Minister". Inquirer.net. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e Gavilan, Jodesz (January 31, 2019). "Key Positions in the Bangsamoro Government". Rappler. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  5. ^ An Act Defining the Power of Appointment in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and for Other Purposes (PDF). July 25, 2020 – via Bangsamoro Parliament.