Cotabato City, December 5, 2012 - The Office of the Regional Treasurer (ORT) of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) celebrated its 21st Year Anniversary in the ARMM Complex, Cotabato City.  The ORT family through the leadership of Regional Treasurer Kanggo M. Umal, Al-Haj celebrated the occasion through Kanduli (Thanksgiving) and number of activities.


Treasurer Umal in his opening remarks said that the ORT was successful the fact that it has overshot its 2012 collection target by 7%. And because of this, Treasurer Umal proudly announced to the employees such accomplishment and cited it as enough reason for the celebration.  He said that this is the first time in many years that all ARMM line agencies, bureaus, and offices including the Local Government Units (LGUs) shall be released with all the funds due them for the year Inshaa Allah.  He also appreciated the joint efforts of the ORT employees for making a very satisfactory performance. “For this I’m proud to be your Regional Treasurer and proud na kayo ang aking mga kasama”, the Regional Treasurer said.


The celebration was simple yet very memorable.  It was full of fun and laughter.  A showcase of undiscovered talent was revealed by the “Gangnam” dance performed by selected ORT personnel. The occasion was also highlighted by a raffle draw where all the employees won a prize that serves as a gift for them during the occasion.


The ORT was created by virtue of Muslim Mindanao Act No. 10 signed into law by then Governor Zacaria A. Candao on December 5, 1991.  It is mandated to carry out the policy of the region to evolve a system of sound and efficient management of financial resources to ensure that said resources are generated and managed in accordance with regional law and applicable existing regional policies.