Member of the Parliament


Position(s): BTA Member

Contact Person: Benhur A. Abdulkarim

Contact Number: 09363042013

Email Address: [email protected]

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Office Address: Room 124, BTA Parliament Building, BARMM Compound, Cotabato City

Biosketch of MP Ali “MAESTRO CELES” O. Salik

Honorable MP Ali O. Salik is among the 80 Members of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority that were appointed o the 22nd of February 2019 at Malacanan Palace, Manila. “Maestro Celes”as what hos colleagues fondly call him is an educator by profession. He had his first teaching advisory at Sapakan Primary School, Buliok, Pagalungan, Maguindanao. On the later part of his teaching journey, he transferred to Tiogaon Elementary School, Cotabato City and took the grade 6-level of advisory. MP Salik also participated in several international and local trainings such as Exposure on Parliamentary Form of Government in Brussels, Belgium and Berlin, Germany, Leadership training on Muslim Filipinos in Malaysia, and Development Training held at Development Academy of the Philippines, Batangas. He was appointed in the Ceasefire Committee in North Cotabato during the Government of the Philippine (GPH) – Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) Tripoli Agreement on 1976 bearing the name ‘Khalid Musa”.

MP Salik’s journey in the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) started as foot soldier until he was trained abroad and later became the Chairman of the Eastern Kutawato Regional Committee, covering one-half of the entire undivided Cotabato Empire from year 1993-2004, and from that he became a member of the MILF-Central Committee from 2004 up to the present. MP Salik is an active memebr of the Bangsamoro Development Agency, Inc. (BDA, Inc.) Board of Directors (BOD). Appointed in 2008, he is the most senior and chronologically gifted among the BOD members. In 2009, he also  seved as the agency’s Officer-in-Charge-Executive Director. During his leadership in the agency, they operated in the Conflict Affected Areas (CAA) in Mindanao particularly: Basilan, Zamboanga Peninsula, Lanao del Sur and Lanao del Norte, Maguindanao, Davao Region, Sarangani, and Sultan Kudarat Province.

In 2016, MP Salik being the Co-Coordinator of the JTFCT-MILF, was appointed as member of the Mindanao Trust Fund-Rconstruction and Development Programme (MTF-RDP) Project Board (PB) with representations comin from MILF and the Office of the Presedential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP). The MTF-RDP is a multi-donor funding facility managed by the World Bank, the Community and Family Services International (CFSI) as trust fund recipient and implemented by the BDA, INC. The main objective of the project is to support the confidence-building and socio-economic recovery of conflict-affected communities in Mindanao focusing in the six (6) MILF camps. The main task of the PB,as the highest policy making body of the project, is to set policies relevant to the successful implementation of the MTF-RDP Camps Project. The Project Board is originally planned to exist until the terminal date of the project, which is 31 December 2016, but because of the positive outcome of the project on the ground, the MTF-RDP existed until second (2nd) phase stage one (1) and two (2), and until its termibal phase, the MTF-RDP/3 which ended on March 2021.

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