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MSSD turns over over P50-M worth of checks to Mercury Drug, CRMC, eye clinic, orphanage for health needs of indigent Bangsamoro

COTABATO CITY – In its effort to reach more indigent and vulnerable Bangsamoro across the region, the Ministry of Social Services and Development (MSSD) handed over P53,156,000 checks to its partner agencies in a ceremony here last week.

Through the Bangsamoro Critical Assistance in Response to Emergency Situations (B-CARES) program, MSSD provided P40 million worth of checks to Mercury Drug Pharmacy, received by its branch manager Ann Zigra Ykutanen, to expedite the claims process and ensure that patients can immediately receive the medicines they need.

New wage rates for workers in BARMM set

COTABATO CITY --- A regional cross-section wage board and the Bangsamoro labor ministry are now finalizing a new pay scheme for workers in the autonomous region for enforcement by February.

Two members of the employers’ sector in the Bangsamoro Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board, the lawyer Anwar Malang and the entrepreneur Haron Bandila, separately told reporters here on Friday that members of the BTWPB and officials of the region’s Ministry of Labor and Employment discussed on Thursday the finalization of a new wage order for workers in the region.

Lanao Sur cops arrest 3 drug peddlers, seize over P1-M worth of shabu

LANAO DEL SUR -  As police authorities in the in Bangsamoro region continues their relentless operations against illegal drugs, joint personnel of PDEU/PSOG LDSPPO, PMFC-LDSPPO, 1403rd RMFC, 1402nd RMFC, PIU-LDSPPO, and Tugaya MPS conducted a buy-bust operation that resulted in the arrest of three high-value individuals (HVI) involved in drug trafficking and seizure of shabu worth Php1,095,480.00 on January 24, 2024 at Brgy. Sugod Mawatan, Tugaya, Lanao del Sur.

Development plan for MILF’s former main bastion gains support

COTABATO CITY - Mayors of towns around the erstwhile iconic main enclave of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in Maguindanao del Norte are ready to help push forward Malacañang’s 20-year development plan aiming to transform the area into an economic hub.

Solon wishes BARMM more developments as it celebrates anniversary

MANILA – A senator stressed on Wednesday the importance of collaboration in maintaining the inclusivity, sustainability, and progress of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

Senate Pro Tempore Loren Legarda made the call as BARMM celebrates its 5th Founding Anniversary from Jan. 21 to 26.

"Let us rededicate ourselves. Let us work together as Bangsamoro and Filipinos, leaders, and citizens," she said.

BARMM at 5: A long way to go, but we’ve come so far

“Bangsamoro'y tagumpay. Bunga ng pawis, dugo, at buhay. Kapayapaan, katarungan, Ay atin nang nakamtan. Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, Pagpalain, Bangsamoro."
 
These powerful lines from the Bangsamoro Hymn summarize the triumph of the peace process after decades of struggle for self-determination. On January 21, 2019, five years ago, precisely 1,826 days, the Bangsamoro Organic Law was formally ratified.
 
This marked a new and hopeful chapter in the long journey toward achieving the ever-elusive peace in the southern part of the Philippines.
 

BARMM's 5th founding anniversary kicks off, Kagi Murad leads activities

Bangsamoro Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim struck the gong, symbolizing the commencement of the weeklong celebration of the 5th Bangsamoro founding anniversary on Sunday, January 21, 2024 at the Office of the Chief Minister (OCM) Grounds, Bangsamoro Government Center in Cotabato City.

He urged the Bangsamoro people to unite, emphasizing the importance of collectively moving forward with enthusiasm and resolve. He highlighted the need for fostering mutual understanding, peaceful co-existence, and envisioning a shared future in the Bangsamoro.

BARMM gears up for inclusive elections with release of BEC Handbook

COTABATO CITY — The Bangsamoro Government and Commission on Election (COMELEC) are taking a decisive step in fostering inclusive elections, following the launch of the comprehensive Bangsamoro Electoral Code (BEC) Handbook by the Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE) on Jan. 18, in this city.
 
The BEC handbook has been produced to serve as a guide and reference to equip election officials, voters, and concerned stakeholders to conduct inclusive and efficient elections in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).
 

22 families get anti-child labor grant from MOLE-BARMM

COTABATO CITY - Up to 22 families here with children employed as laborers received an initial cash assistance as a startup fund for small entrepreneurial projects that can generate extra income and prevent forced employment of underage family members.

The grant of P15,000 cash is part of the Bangsamoro Child Labor Sagip Program of the Ministry of Labor and Employment-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region, drawn from its budget from the regional coffer.

BTA committee okays bill granting aid to elders, sickly mujahideens

COTABATO CITY - The Committees on Social Services and Development (CSSD) and Finance, Budget, and Management (CFBM) jointly approved BTA Bill No. 44 during a meeting on Tuesday, January 16.

The bill seeks to establish the Office of the Bangsamoro Mujahideen Under Special Circumstance (OBMUSC), which will be responsible for providing financial assistance to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) Mujahideen who are senior citizens and permanently disabled.

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