Bangsamoro Parliament Minority Leader Atty. Laisa Masuhud Alamia takes on another leadership role as she is designated the Government of the Philippines (GPH) Chair of the Task Force for Decommissioned Combatants and their Communities (TFDCC).
The task force undertakes “all efforts related to socioeconomic and development programs for Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) combatants and their communities,” and is led by designated representatives of the GPH and the MILF.
MP Alamia assumes her post following a recommendation from the GPH Peace Implementing Panel that notes her “deep understanding of the Bangsamoro context and its socioeconomic environment” along with “technical expertise and vast experience and network in the local community.”
This assignment ties in with her work as member of the Bangsamoro Parliament where she has consistently authored and supported progressive legislation and programs that focus on transitional justice and reconciliation. Aside from working on women’s and children’s issues, she has also advocated for the rights and welfare of decommissioned combatants who stand to benefit from reintegration support that the government has promised early on in the peace process.