BLOMM Director Gafur Arami Kanain (left) receives the equipment from  Christoph Wagner, Head of Cooperation of the EU Delegation to the Philippines on 14 March 2022.
The European Union (EU) turned over PhP3-M worth of equipment to the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Liaison Office in Metro Manila (BLOMM) through the Support to Bangsamoro Transition (SUBATRA) Programme.
Christoph Wagner, Head of Cooperation of the EU Delegation to the Philippines, led the turnover ceremony held at the BLOMM Office on 14 March 2022.
BLOMM Director Gafur Arami Kanain received the computer desktops, laptops, printers, and peripherals on behalf of the Office of the Chief Minister.
“We thank the EU for providing us with equipment assistance, which will help BLOMM provide critical administrative and technical support to the Chief Minister and other BARMM officials while on official business in Metro Manila,” said Kanain.
For his part, Wagner said the EU is pleased to support BLOMM in carrying out its coordination function in Manila.
“The European Union helps strengthen institutions in the Bangsamoro Government through capacity development of its executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government,” said Wagner.
The Php1.5-billion EU-supported SUBATRA Programme with co-funding from Spain started implementation in July 2020 and will run until June 2025.
AECID (the Spanish Development Cooperation Agency), the United Nations Office for Project Services, and the Particip – KAS Consortium are among the implementing partners of the SUBATRA Programme. #

For inquiries, please contact:

Thelma Gecolea
Public Affairs Officer
EU Delegation to the Philippines
Mobile 09209662066

Kenny Nodalo
Communications Senior Associate
SUBATRA Programme
Mobile No.: 09088627239


Support to Bangsamoro Transition (SUBATRA) is a five-year programme funded by the European Union, through an Agreement with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines with a value of EUR 26 Million or over PHP1.5 Billion.

SUBATRA contributes to a smooth and timely undertaking of the transition through capacity building of the three branches of the Bangsamoro Government (executive, legislative and judicial) and civil society organizations. This will promote an enabling good governance environment and support the efficient implementation of policies set up by the transition plan, focusing on capacities critical for the sound functioning of interim institutions. These include: i) capacity of the BTA’s executive branch superstructure to drive and coordinate key transitional policies; ii) capacity of the Parliament to exercise its law-making and oversight functions; iii) capacity of the Justice System to adjudicate litigations and improve access to justice, and iv) capacity of the civil society to contribute to a peaceful transition to the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).