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BME to boost Islamic studies in BARMM

COTABATO CITY  -- To strengthen the Madaris education in the region, the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao - Bureau of Madaris Education (BARMM-BME) held an orientation for principals (Mudara) of traditional Madaris, education officials said today.

Madaris (plural Madrasah) refers to Muslim private school with core emphasis on Islamic studies and Arabic literacy.  It is the oldest educational institution in Mindanao and is recognized to be the single most important factor in the preservation of the Islamic faith and culture in the Philippines.

OCD-BARMM holds 21st Gawad KALASAG regional awarding

COTABATO CITY  – Various local government units from across the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao received recognition for their outstanding contributions to disaster risk reduction and management during the 21st Gawad KALASAG regional awarding ceremony conducted by the region’s Office of the Civil Defense (OCD-BARMM) on August 2.

BARMM launches new emergency response office

COTABATO CITY  — The Bangsamoro Autonomous Regional Government launched a new emergency and disaster response office - the Rapid Emergency Action on Disaster Incidence (RAPID-BARMM) on Wednesday, July 31, in Cotabato City.

The launching took place during the first organization meeting of the BARMM - Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (BDRRMC) following the release of the Executive Order No. 12 signed by BARMM Interim Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim on July 29, 2019.

BARMM prepares for disaster, holds earthquake drill

COTABATO CITY -- In line with the observance of the National Disaster Resilience Month (NDRM), the Bangsamoro Autonomous Regional Government conducted an earthquake drill and simulation on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 inside the Office of the Chief Minister (OCM) Compound in Cotabato City. 

With the theme, “Kahandaan sa Sakuna’t Peligro Para sa Tunay na Pagbabago," the NDRM celebration is spearheaded by the Bangsamoro Government through its Humanitarian Emergency Action Response Team (HEART). 

BARMM holds 1st Bangsamoro Budget Forum

COTABATO CITY — In a bid to lay down guidelines, priorities, policies, and budget preparation forms for fiscal year 2020, the Ministry of Finance and Budget and Management held its 1st Bangsamoro Budget Forum on Monday, July 29.
 
Minister Eduard Guerra of MFBM-BARMM said the Bangsamoro budget process is responsive to the systems, mechanisms, and strategic implementation of priority programs established during the transition period.
 
"We need concrete plans of our budget proposal for the year 2020," Minister Guerra noted.
 

New BARMM transportation minister warns corrupt agency execs, staff

COTABATO CITY  – The minister of transportation and communication in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) on Friday warned his subordinates that corruption has no place in the region’s telecommunication and transportation regional ministry.

After he took his oath of office to BARMM chief Minister Murad Ebrahim, Minister Dickson Hermoso warned corrupt workers in government that he will not tolerate it.

BARMM launches 'Oplan sa Kalusugan' program

UPI, Maguindanao - To ensure the health and nutrition of every student in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region, the Ministry of Basic Higher and Technical Education officially launched the Oplan Kalusugan (OK sa DepEd) program on Thursday morning, July 25.
 
The 'OK sa DepEd' is a convergence of DepEd's health programs, plans, policies, and activities for their effective and efficient implementation at the school level.
 

Road builders breaking through once dangerous Basilan hinterland

BASILAN --- A backhoe of the Basilan provincial government removes large boulders from an abandoned enclave of the Abu Sayyaf in a hinterland at the border of Barangays Tumahubong in Sumisip town and Santa Clara, Lamitan City.

Engineers will construct in the area the remaining three-kilometer stretch of the highway traversing the highland rainforests in the center of Basilan province.

Misguided Islamic militants had built enclaves, from between 2003 to 2010, on the hills now traversed by newly-constructed stretches of the Basilan Transcentral Highway there.

Thailand sea mishap fatality buried in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY --- The cadaver of the 40-year-old Noah Ibay II, one of two residents here who died in a sea mishap July 17 in Phuket, Thailand arrived in Cotabato City Tuesday morning.

He and companion Angelo Cortez, 27, were drowned when big waves battered the Freedom Beach in Phuket while vacationing there along with 11 other friends from this city.

Some 200 relatives fetched Ibay’s remains at the Maguindanao Airport and were brought by a convoy of 112 vehicles to their hometown, Matanog, in the first district of Maguindanao.

Duterte cites BOL as key milestone in Mindanao peace agenda

COTABATO CITY  – The signing and ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) is President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s major accomplishment in the pursuit of achieving long lasting peace in Mindanao.

The BOL is the result of a two-decade peace negotiation between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Government of the Philippines.

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