The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has earmarked P247 million for administrative support and operational services of its Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).
Member of Parliament and MoST Minister Engineer Aida Silongan cited MP Architect Eduard Guerra’s leadership of the Parliament’s Committee on Finance, Budget, and Management, which approved the MOST 2023 budget.
The 2023 budget that the region has allocated for science and technology accounts for roughly 0.29 percent of BARMM’s P85.3 billion budget approved by BARMM Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim.
She also credited Member of Parliament Tarhata Basman who presented and defended the MOST-BARMM’s Fiscal Year 2023 Budget.
The approved budget will enable the MOST-BARMM to continue to implement its programs and
projects, such as research and development (R&D) for advancement of science and technology, S&T services, science, education grants, and Bangsamoro Standards and Halal Testing Laboratories.
Silongan said an additional P 49.5 million has been allocated and approved to support additional scholarship grants, R&D services, and improve BSHTL’s laboratory services.