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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).

6th ID commander hosts Eid worship rite

MAGUINDANAO --- The Army’s 6th Infantry Division today, August 11, 2019, again opened Camp Siongco in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao to Muslim worshipers for their morning outdoor congregational Eid’l Adha worship rite.

The commander of 6th ID, Major Gen. Diosdado Carreon, spoke to worshipers about the importance of religious solidarity among Filipinos in a brief message after the event, capped off with distribution of food by Christian soldiers to Muslims who prayed together on the division parade ground.

BTA to use ₱30B funds to improve social services in barangay levels

COTABATO CITY  – The Bangsamoro Transition Authority will use ₱30 billion in unprogrammed funds to improve the quality of social services in the barangay levels of the Bangsamoro autonomous region.

The unprogrammed funds was meant for the implementation of the Bangsamoro Organic Law in the 2019 General Appropriations Act, according to Local Government Minister Atty. Naguib Sinarimbo.

Minister Sinarimbo provides updates on Bangsamoro transition

COTABATO CITY  – Since the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s (BARMM) inauguration on March 29 this year, it has been challenging months for the members of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) to transition into a new autonomous bureaucracy.

Lady peace advocate named TESDA-BARMM head

Minister Mohaqher Iqbal of Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE-BARMM) announces the appointment of Director Ruby Andong during the regional skills competition in Maguindanao Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. (TESDA photo)

COTABATO CITY  – The minister of education in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has named a lady peace advocate to head the Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA-BARMM).

Director Ruby Andong assumed office Friday after Minister Mohaqher Iqbal of the Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE-BARMM) announced her appointment during the opening program of the regional skills competition 2019 at Barangay Rebuken, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao.

Holiday is August 12 but Eid'l Adha for Muslims is August 11

COTABATO CITY --- Muslims in Southern Philippines will celebrate on Sunday, August 11, the Eid’l Adha, ahead of the August 12 holiday Malacañang declared.

Residents of Isabela City in Basilan will hold their open-field Eid’l Adha congregational prayer rite at the parade ground in the Basilan National High School on August 11 as agreed by Islamic theologians and clerics overseeing mosques in the city and in towns nearby.

Bangsamoro government provides relief assistance to disaster-affected areas in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY  - The Bangsamoro government has provided relief assistance to the thousands of families affected  in the ongoing clash between the military and lawless elements and the effects of tropical storm 'Hanna' in Maguindanao. 
 

Lawyer Naguib Sinarimbo, minister of interior and local government and head of the region's Rapid Emergency Action on Disaster Incidence (READI), said they distributed about 1,453 relief packs to affected families in Datu Salibo on August 3.
 

Malaysians, BARMM execs discuss trade ventures

COTABATO CITY -- Malaysian diplomats and Bangsamoro officials met here Monday to discuss possible trading ventures among Malaysians and the local business communities.

The meeting between members of the Malaysian diplomatic corps and Chief Minister Hadji Ahod Ebrahim of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao was held at the BARMM capitol in this city.

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