January 27, 2023

Photo: John Unson

The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) took over on Tuesday, January 10, from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) the management of six airports in its core territory.
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COTABATO CITY — The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) took over on Tuesday, January 10, from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) the management of six airports in its core territory.



The airports in Datu Odin Sinsuat in Maguindanao del Norte; in Sanga-Sanga and Mapun, both in Tawi-tawi, in Jolo, Sulu: and the old small landing sites each in Lanao del Sur’s Wao and Malabang towns are now under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC).

Brig. Gen. Dionisio Robles, CAAP’s intelligence and security chief, Bangsamoro Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim, and Regional Transportation and Communications Minister Paisalin Tago were present during the symbolic transfer of the management of the six airports from the national government to MOTC.

In their brief messages, Ebrahim and Tago expressed gratitude to CAAP for relinquishing the management in accordance with the BARMM’s charter, Republic Act 11054.

Tuesday’s ceremonial transition rite was held at the Awang Airport in Datu Odin Sinsuat town.



The BARMM, which replaced the 29-year Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) in 2019, is a product of 22-year peace talks between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

“We have to manage these airports efficiently to show the national government that the Bangsamoro government is capable of efficiently overseeing these facilities. This, for us, is a big challenge,” Tago said.

The BARMM covers the provinces of Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi and the cities of Marawi, Cotabato, and Lamitan. (JOHN UNSON & TONY MANAYTAY)

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