Office of the Presidential Spokesperson on the appointment of the Members of the Transition Commission
Office of the Presidential Spokesperson | The Members of the Transition Commission (TransCom) that will draft the Bangsamoro Basic Law have been appointed. Pursuant to Executive Order No. 120, s. 2013, the TransCom is composed of 15 Members: seven appointed by the President of the Philippines and eight, including the Chairman, selected by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)
The seven that compose the Government of the Philippines (GPH) panel are:
1. Hon. Akmad A. Sakkam
2. Hon. Johaira C. Wahab
3. Hon. Talib A. Benito
4. Hon. Asani S. Tammang
5. Hon. Pedrito A. Eisma
6. Hon. Froilyn T. Mendoza
7. Hon. Fatmawati T. Salapuddin
Those selected by the MILF are:
1. Chairman - Hon. Mohagher Iqbal
2. Hon. Robert M. Alonto
3. Hon. Abdulla U. Camlian
4. Hon. Ibrahim D. Ali
5. Hon. Raissa H. Jajurie
6. Hon. Melanio U. Ulama
7. Hon. Hussein P. Munoz
8. Hon. Said M. Shiek
The seven appointees of the GPH panel underwent thorough screening and evaluation by a TransCom Selection Body composed of Justice Secretary Leila M. de Lima, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos-Deles, and the Secretary of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos Mehol K. Sadain.
The Selection Body agreed on the following qualification requirements for each appointee: a Bangsamoro, a track record in support of the peace process, and established probity, untainted by any charge or suspicion of corruption or abuse of power, among others.
The appointment of these individuals who represent vital Bangsamoro constituencies and have proven their commitment to pursuing amity and goodwill in Muslim Mindanao is a key step on the roadmap to the creation of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Political Entity. This is a manifestation of the seriousness of both the Philippine Government and the MILF to uphold the historic Framework Agreement and move forward in the peace process.