The Legislative Measures and Legal Assistance Division (LMLAD) provides assistance in the drafting of legislative measures such as cabinet bills and resolutions upon request by any Member of the Parliament or review such legislative measures before they are presented to the plenary. It also provides technical assistance to any member of the committees in the preparation of proposed amendments, substitute, or consolidated bills with their legislative work. Upon request by any Member of the Parliament, the LMLAD may provide materials to committees on proposed legislations which can be brought to the attention of the pertinent committee concerning policy and legal issues to address their needs. The division also provides legal advice to Members of the Parliament, committees, officers, and staff regarding privileges, interpretation, and application of Parliamentary rules of procedure, office management and employment issues to other offices in the Parliament, and interactions with the Ministries. The LMLAD may investigate administrative cases of personnel of the Secretariat and provides legal assistance and representation to Parliament pertaining to its official duties in courts and quasi-judicial agencies.
Atty. Mohajiroe M. Lauban is a name partner at Torres and Lauban Law Firm which operates in Cotabato City. An alumnus of University of Mindanao, he is a passer of the 2016 Philippine Bar Examination.
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Mohamad Rayyan Moxcir Domado is a Meranao Juris Doctor and Shariah counselor-at-law. Bibbo, as what his friends call him, is a candidate for Masters in Islamic Studies at University of the Philippines-Diliman. He finished his law degree in MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology while his bachelor’s degree at Mindanao State University-Marawi where he graduated cum laude. He ranked 2nd in the 2011 Special Bar Examinations for Shariah administered by the Supreme Court of the Philippines. Bibbo is affiliated with different socio-civic organizations that empower youth, protection of the environment, and assistance of the legal needs of the underprivileged and marginalized sectors. He has been an active debater, volunteer and a student-leader. Because of his academic excellence, genuine leadership and notable community service, he was chosen as one of the national finalists of Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines awarded in Malacañan Palace. Over these previous years, he was involved in the policy, legal, and community work with different international and local non-government and civil society institutions as well as with various private firms and local legislative bodies. Once become full-fledged lawyer, he intends to practice and specialize the fields of Human Rights, Climate and Environment, and more especially Shari’ah Jurisprudence and Bangsamoro Rights.
Anisah Uka Lingga is a Maguindanaon who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from Mindanao State University, Marawi City. She is currently finishing her Masters degree in Economics at the University of the Philippines School of Economics Diliman. She is skillful in operating various statistical software such as STATA, SPSS, MS Excel and R Programming. She is also proficient in Quantitative Analysis and Data Visualization. Her undergraduate thesis paper entitled “Decomposition Analysis of Local Revenue Inequality among Municipalities of SOCCSKSARGEN” was proclaimed as the Best Research Paper during the MSU-CBAA Research Colloquium. In the past, she has worked as Executive Assistant in the Office of Executive Secretary BARMM and has been engaged in many research projects from various non-government offices in the region. Her research focus is on development economics and is inclined in conducting economic analysis with strong policy relevance. Her motivation stems from her exposure to the sentiments of the grassroots and her aspiration of a developed and sustainable economy for the Bangsamoro region. Presently, she works as Executive Assistant II (Legislative Staff Officer III) of the PRLS Director’s Office where she conducts research in support of legislation reviews. She is also a member of the Technical Working Group responsible for the drafting of PRLS Manual of Operations.
Judy Ann Apa Lubiano is a Cebuano who holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Southern Mindanao in Kabacan, North Cotabato and is currently finishing her Masters degree in Political Science (Specialized in Area III – International Relations) at the University of the Philippines, Diliman with cognate courses in Feminist Theories & Movements and Critical Masculinity Studies. She has four (4) years of combined experience in programme management support and research in the areas of peacebuilding, gender, human rights, and governance for different non-profit organizations such as the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Education Development Center (EDC) and a private consulting agency called Transforming Fragilities Inc. (TF), as well as thinktanks such as the Ateneo School of Government (ASoG) and government offices such as the Human Rights Victims Claims Board. She specializes in qualitative data analysis, with research interests in the areas of gender and identity politics, especially in the context of ethnic and religious-nationalist movements. Her undergraduate thesis entitled “Travails of Bangsamoro Revolutionaries Pursuing the Right to Self-Determination (1969-2015): A Phenomenological Study on the Lived Experience of Moro Dissidents in Southern Philippines” delved into the subjectivities of men and women who were involved first-hand in political movements that demonstrate the ongoing conflict between principles of territorial integrity of nation-states and the right to self-determination of minority populations.
Benyamen Sacampong H. Salic is a Meranao MA candidate in Islamic Studies at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. He finished his undergraduate degree, also in Islamic Studies, at the Mindanao State University-Main Campus (2014) under the support of three undergraduate scholarship grants. He is a Shari’a Counselor having placed 5th during the 2018 Special Bar Examinations for the Shariah Courts. He worked as Technical Staff in the local government unit of Quezon City where he facilitates the access and delivery of social services and advocates for preventing and countering violent extremism (PCVE) in the Muslim communities of Quezon City. He then served as Technical Support Staff at the Department of Agrarian Reform-Office of the Undersecretary for Special Concerns where he coordinates with government agencies in streamlining the delivery of support services to Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) and in facilitating the conduct of land surveys and implementation of land reforms in Marawi City and Lanao del Sur. Right before joining the PRLS, he continued working as Development Management Officer II at the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) providing technical support in the development of plans, programs, activities, and use cases related to PSA’s promotion of the Philippine National Identification System (or PhilSys). Owing to his years of training as a student leader, community volunteer, his further studies as an Iskolar ng Bayan, and his stint in the central government administration — Mr. Salic has developed dependable skills in youth leadership, project management, development communication, and research. His research interests include the Code of Muslim Personal Laws of the Philippines (PD1083), Philippine Madrasah Education, Halal and Islamic Banking, Meranao Social Institutions, and the Philippine Shari’a Justice System.
Razul Kiram Ibrahim is a Maguindanaon Jurist Doctor. He finished his law degree from the Notre Dame University in 2020. While still in law school, he was already engaged in works requiring application of legal knowledge including preparation of pleadings and other papers incident to actions and special proceedings, conveyancing or giving of legal advice on a large variety of subjects, and the preparation and execution of legal instruments covering an extensive field of business and trust relations and other affairs. He contributed in the preparation of the draft-bill for the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees in BARMM. He also served as paralegal in the 2016 and 2019 National Elections. Mr. Ibrahim is also a specialist in Data Analysis and Information Technology. He finished his pre-law degree of Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Specialized in Computer Networks from the University of Immaculate Conception. He authored MTIT-BARMM’s Rapid Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis – a research study about the economic impact of Covid-19 Pandemic in the Muslim Autonomous Region. As an IT Specialist, he is skilled in network design, security and administration, multimedia and software design and development. He served in the then DSWD-ARMM and BPI-ARMM as Regional IT Specialist. He also served as Data and Information Management Officer in the International Organization for Migration. Having had witnessed many momentous events in Bangsamoro history and with his awareness of the sacrifices of many Moros who have come before, he feels his story is deeply connected to the larger Bangsamoro story and believes he also has to do his part. He is a member of the United Bangsamoro Justice Party (UBJP) actively advocating for justice and peace in Mindanao. In the 2019 Bangsamoro Plebiscite, he served as paralegal with the objectives of ensuring a fair and clean plebiscite and that every vote was counted and accorded respect.
Datu Rafsanjani Mamison Baraguir is born and raised in a Maguindanaon family and lived all his life in the center of Mindanao. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting Technology from Notre Dame University Cotabato City. During the years of his accounting studies, he and his partner made a thesis entitled “The effectiveness and efficiency of using smart gadgets in teaching accounting related subjects”. He finished his internship at the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) under Finance Division. He earned his Certified Accounting Technician level 1 designated as a Bookkeeper. He previously worked at the Department of Public Works and Highways Cotabato City District Engineering Office (DPWH-CCDEO) Region 12 as an administrative aide 1 under the Finance Section particularly in Budget Unit where he is assigned to start the processing of disbursements and also handling the section’s work in relation to Quality Management System (QMS) in accordance with International Standardization for Organization (ISO). A recipient of Appreciation Award given by the DPWH-CCDEO. He is a graduate of Juris Doctor from Notre Dame University. During his years in Law School, he participated in paralegal activities in several election both in National and Local Election as a member of the Legal Team. He also participated in the conduct of 2019 plebiscite for the ratification of the Republic Act No. 11054 also known as Bangsamoro Organic Law as a member of the Bangsamoro Legal Team.
Nor-Aiza R. Unas is an alumna of the University of the Philippines Mindanao with a degree in Agribusiness Economics, Nor-Aiza is currently completing the Juris Doctor Program of Jose Maria College as a 4th year student. She used to work as a Legislative Researcher at the Sangguniang Panglungsod ng Davao from June 1, 2017 to March 31, 2021.
Joharry T. Lacoto is a Career Service Professional Eligible, Joharry is a a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration Major in Financial Management from Notre Dame University. He worked at the Ministry of Health under Cash Division from 2018 to 2019 and Planning Division from 2019 to 2021.
Marc Herschad Dimacisil Pabillan is a Maguindanaon who holds a BS Education with a major in General Education from South Upi College, Inc. He previously worked at the Institute of Bangsamoro Studies (IBS) as Admin Officer, which files office documents, receives call, and documents activities of the organization. Now working in the BTA under the PRLS as Administrative Aide II, he reports directly to the Legislative Measures and Legal Assistance Division to develop an improved management system for logging activity, calendar planning, records keeping, and as liaison to the main BTA offices delivering and receiving important documents.