The Ministry of Human Settlements and Development (MHSD) of the BARMM unveiled the 1,330-linear meter pathwalk for the public cemetery in Rebuken, Sultan Kudarat and performed its technical inspection with officials from the local government units on April 5, 2021.

The program was formally opened by Chief of Policy Development and Coordination Division Abdulhamid C. Alawi, Jr., who stated that the unveiling was done to formally deliver the services to the end-users of the ministry’s project, and to look forward to more similar events in the future.

Chief of Housing and Human Settlements Division Abdullah M. Dipatuan said the project began during the time of the Regional Housing and Rural Development Authority-ARMM, which was then adopted by the MHSD.

The project aimed to complement the intervention of Local Government Units based on Regional Assembly Bill No. 4, an act requiring all LGUs in the ARMM to allocate a suitable land space for the establishment of a public cemetary for the Bangsamoro. After the technical inspection, residents may coordinate with LGUs on the cemetery’s utilization.

Purok 5 Barangay Kagawad Bantug Unting thanked the ministry on behalf of Barangay Chairwoman Bai Wilma Soledad-Otto.

“With the help of the BARMM government, I know that more projects such as this will be available for us in the future, in shaa Allah”, said Member of Parliament Sittie Shahara Mastura, who also represented Sultan Kudarat Hon. Mayor Datu Shameem Biruar Mastura.

Planning Officer Zainodin A. Buisan, during his closing message on behalf of Chief Administrative Officer Nomaire M. Madid, said that the pathwalk was originally planned and contracted for 1,200 linear meters, however, KLD Engineering Construction, the winning bidder, increased the length to 1,330 linear meters under Chief Dipatuan’s supervision, without additional compensation.