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CM Ebrahim: Learn the Arabic language to understand the Qur’an

COTABATO CITY — Bangsamoro Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim has encouraged the Bangsamoro people to learn the Arabic language in order to appreciate Islam’s holy book Qur’an and embody its teachings.

Chief Minister Ebrahim said that reading the Qur’an is a must for every Muslim, as it is the major basis for living a life that pleases Allah.

He delivered his keynote speech on Saturday, May 8, during the culmination of the month-long series of Qur’an reading and memorization competition 2021 organized by the Office of the Wali.

Duterte pleads for end of violence in Maguindanao

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday sought the help of Bangsamoro officials to stop the violence and terror acts perpetrated by extremist groups such as the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Maguindanao.

Duterte made the appeal during his meeting with Bangsamoro officials, as well as the police and military commanders, at the Camp Siongco in Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat in Maguindanao.

In his speech, Duterte admitted that he could not afford to wage a war against his fellow Filipinos.

PRO-BAR gets 5 new patrol vehicles from MILG

COTABATO CITY --- The regional office of the Bangsamoro police on Monday got five new Toyota Hilux pick-up trucks from the region’s local government ministry.

The vehicles, customized into patrol units, were received by officials of the Police Regional Office-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (PRO-BAR) during a symbolic turnover rite at the regional capitol in Cotabato City.

The vehicles were procured by the office of Local Government Minister Naguib Sinarimbo.

Sinarimbo is chairperson of the multi-sector Regional Advisory Council PRO-BAR.

Gunman kills Basilan village exec

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Police is investigating the identity of the lone gunman behind the killing Monday of a village official in Isabela City, the capital of Basilan province.

Lt. Colonel Junpikar Sitin, Isabela City police chief, identified the victim as Jamirun Amigos, the village chief of Marang, Sumisip, Basilan.

Amigos was walking in front of a food chain outlet around 2 p.m. Monday in Barangay Isabela Proper Isabela City when shot to death by the gunman, Sitin said.

Cotabateños gets BARMM Ramadhan rations

COTABATO CITY ---A total of 12,895 families in seven barangays here received food provisions from the Bangsamoro government as part of its Ramadhan humanitarian support.

Cotabato City is the capital of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

The region also covers the cities of Marawi and Lamitan and the provinces of Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi.

Terrorist threats declining in BASULTA, Westmincom says

COTABATO CITY ­­­­­­­­- Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) Chief Lieutenant General Corleto Vinluan, Jr. said terrorist threats in the island provinces of Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi have significantly declined in the last two years.

Vinluan said this during his courtesy visit to Bangsamoro Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim on Monday, May 3, at the Bangsamoro Government Center in this city.

BARMM continues to build gov’t centers across the region

COTABATO CITY – Residents of Sultan Kudarat Municipality in Maguindanao province will soon have easier access to their local leaders upon completion of three (3) newly built two-storey barangay halls in their area.

The barangay halls, worth Php3.5 million each, will rise in the villages of Gang, Banubo, and Simuay of the municipality.

On Saturday, May 1, Bangsamoro Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim and Local Government Minister Atty. Naguib Sinarimbo led the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of said government centers.

Labor Day: BARMM gives recognition to Bangsamoro workers

COTABATO CITY—To honor the great contribution of workers in the Bangsamoro region in improving its economic status, the Ministry of Labor and Employment (MOLE) celebrated the Bangsamoro Labor Day on Saturday, May 1, in Cotabato City.

This year’s celebration bears the theme “Manggagawa: Kabalikat ng Pagbabago at Kaunlaran sa Bangsamoro.”

Bangsamoro labor blocs, private firms support anti-coronavirus campaign 

COTABATO CITY --- Private companies in the Bangsamoro region have manifested support to the war on COVID-19 and assured to ensure safety of employees from the disease through corporate initiatives.

Representatives from different firms and large-scale entrepreneurs first manifested willingness to help push the government’s anti-COVID-19 initiatives in the region during Friday’s start of the two-day Bangsamoro Labor Summit here that culminated Saturday.

Prominent Mindanao historian affirms BARMM coming-of-age

COTABATO CITY – An eminent historian has expressed elation over the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) two years after it was created by law following a plebiscite in 2019 and amidst a popular movement calling for an extension of the transition period from the old to the new autonomous government.

“Historic,” said Rudy Buhay Rodil, a prolific author and academic who used to teach at the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology in Iligan City.

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