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BARMM launches Kapihan sa Bangsamoro

COTABATO CITY – In keeping with its efforts to promote transparent and moral governance, the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s launched a weekly interface between its officials and the media on Monday in Cotabato City.

The weekly media forum dubbed “Kapihan sa Bangsamoro” is aimed at ensuring that the populace of the BARMM and its neighboring areas are abreast with the issues, affairs, and the developments in the new Bangsamoro region.

1976 quake in Mindanao remembered, BARMM holds preparedness drill

KUSIONG, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao -  Ricardo Fering, 81 and his wife, Lourdes, 80 could still vividly recall what went through at past midnight of August 17, 1976.

The couple was living at that time in Minandar, an uphill community fronting the Kusiong village and the seashore. They have only five children during that year until their relocation now in Kusiong and blessed with 14 children.

“That was a very strong quake, our cat in the house don’t know where to go as our hut was like a hammock in full swing,” said Lourdes in Tagalog.

BARMM conducts multi-hazard drill in Maguindanao

DATU ODIN SINSUAT, Maguindanao — To intensify the preparedness on calamities and disaster, the Bangsamoro Risk Reduction Management Council (BDRRMC), through its Bagsamoro-Rapid Emergency Action on Disaster Incidence (READi), conducted a multi-hazard simulation drill on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Barangay Kusiong, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao.

The activity, which aimed to determine and enhance the level of preparedness and know-how of people during calamities, involved residents in the said community.

Hataman, BARMM want reform program for Islamist extremists

COTABATO CITY --- Deputy Speaker Mujiv Hataman and Bangsamoro Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim will jointly formulate an institutional program meant to return Islamist militants into mainstream society.

Hataman, while governor of the now defunct Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao from 2012 to February this year, and the provincial government of Basilan together worked out the return to the fold of law in the past three years of more than 200 Abu Sayyaf terrorists in the province.

BARMM power coops gets boom trucks from Japan

COTABATO CITY --- Two of the six boom trucks the Japanese government gave this week to six power cooperatives in the Bangsamoro region went to Basilan where there is an urgent need for it.

There has been an influx lately to Basilan of investors requiring power for industries they intend to put up, among them the transnational Unifruitti and partner Lamitan Banana Corporation that are to jointly put up a 1,000-hectare Cavendish banana farm in Lamitan City.  

Congressman Hataman now House deputy speaker

COTABATO CITY --- Officials were elated with the election of Basilan Rep. Mujiv Hataman as deputy speaker, certain he now has better leverage to sustain the dividends of the southern peace process.

Hataman was governor of the now defunct Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao for seven years prior to his election as congressman in Basilan province last May 13.

Radio reports on Tuesday night said Hataman, a full-blooded Moro, was voted house deputy speaker earlier the same day.

Another Pinoy pilgrim dies in Mecca

A fifth pilgrim named Kiram Macapalao Rasuman, 62 year-old male, from Lumba Bayabao, Lanao del Sur, died inside his tent in Mina today (Monday Manila time)

He was a part of Shiekh Abdul Radid Said, and was referred to the NCMF Medical Team led by Dr. Abdulnasser Masorong Jr, due to loss of consciousness. He was a known hypertensive with Coronary Artery Disease, on maintenance medications with good compliance.

Eid in Basilan, other ARMM provinces peaceful

BASILAN --- The Eid’l Adha celebration on Sunday in the island province of Basilan was peaceful and officials attribute the feat to the cooperation of local officials, religious leaders, the police and military.

Gov. Jim Salliman said Monday he is thankful to the Philippine National Police and the Western Mindanao Command for the security provided during the outdoor congregational Eid’l Adha worship activities in Basilan’s 11 towns and its two cities, Lamitan and Isabela.

Marawi-crisis affected families need sustained livelihood opportunities, food security

COTABATO CITY - Over two years after the Marawi crisis, displaced families, particularly those living in tents and in host communities, continue to call for food secutity and sustained livelihood opportunities.

Elderly Amena, a mother of four with seven grandchildren remains to be in dire need and is unsure of what lies ahead after losing a house and source of income following the siege that happened in May 2017.

“Life in the tent had has been rough. If we can’t be back home, it would be more difficult for us,” teary-eyed 52-year-old Amena says.

BARMM chief renews call for moral gov’t on Eid’l Adha

COTABATO CITY - Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) interim Chief Minister Ahod “Murad” Ebrahim renewed his call for moral governance during the celebration on Sunday here of the 2019 Eid’l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice).

“Ills in society and public instrumentalities in the Bangsamoro region will surely fizzle out in an atmosphere of moral governance,” said Ebrahim, who also heads the 12,000-strong Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

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