Sunday Sep, 19 2021 10:31:01 AM


Zubiri: Bill postponing BARMM elections now on final stage

COTABATO CITY – "We, in the Senate, are in the final stages of passing the bill postponing the BARMM elections," Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri announced here in his remarks at the Bangsamoro Governance Summit 2021.

The postponement, according to him, will allow the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) to fulfill its mandated duties in achieving elusive peace and prosperity in the Bangsamoro region.

"In shaa Allah, within a month, we will get it done," he added.

Bill postponing BARMM polls likely done soon -- Zubiri

COTABATO CITY --- Stakeholders were elated with the announcement Friday by Senator Miguel Zubiri that they might wrap up in a month the measure resetting the 2022 Bangsamoro elections to 2025.  

Zubiri announced in the Bangsamoro Governance Summit here Friday via online Zoom that the Senate is now in the final stage of passing Senate Bill 2214.

The bill is a requisite for postponing the supposed first ever 2022 regional elections in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

Governance Summit to fortify ‘genuinely responsive’ BARMM government

COTABATO CITY—In pursuit of upholding Moral Governance and uplifting the lives of its people, the Bangsamoro Government held its first ‘Bangsamoro Governance Summit 2021’  here on Friday.
The summit intends to fortify coordination amongst BARMM local chief executives (LCEs) and the regional government to ensure alignment of the consolidated and deliberated programs and projects laid out by each LGU for its inclusion in the region’s priority Projects Program Activities (PPAs) for the fiscal year 2022.

BTA’s plan to honor pioneer “mujahideen” gains support

COTABATO CITY --- “There is wisdom in the move of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) to honor the pioneer “top” 90 and 300 fighters of the Moro National Liberation Front, trained in Malaysia, for their roles in the Southern Philippine Moro uprising.”

That, Gerry Salapuddin, administrator of the Southern Philippines Development Authority, stated in a narrative that he wrote and dispatched to media outlets on Saturday.

LGUs, BARMM charting common security, development thrusts

COTABATO CITY -- Local executives are in favor of aligning their development initiatives with those of the potential funder Bangsamoro government to boost regional economy and security.

Municipal and provincial officials in Basilan, in Maguindanao and in Lanao del Sur, in fact, assured of their support in pushing forward the peace and development initiatives of the Bangsamoro region during dialogues this week with regional officials.

BARMM's ‘palay’ output yields up to 36% in Q1

COTABATO CITY — During the first quarter of 2021, a significant 36.46 percent increase in palay production in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) was recorded by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

This was affirmed by Saudi Mangindra, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Agrarian Reform's (MAFAR-Maguindanao) chief of agriculture for operations, during the culmination ceremony of Farmers’ Field School (FFS) training held Tuesday, July 13, at Brgy. Liong, Barira town in Maguindanao.

BARMM kicks off 1st leg of 2021 Bangsamoro Governance Pre-Summit in Basilan

BASILAN – Bangsamoro Government’s Ministry of the Interior and Local Government (MILG) kicked off Tuesday, July 13, the first leg of the 2021 Bangsamoro Governance Pre-Summit for the local government units and heads of the various ministries in the province of Basilan.

MOH-BARMM offers medical scholarships to Bangsamoro students

COTABATO CITY — Bangsamoro graduates of pre-medical courses may avail themselves of free medical schooling as the Ministry of Health (MOH) offers scholarships starting August this year.

MOH Minister Dr. Bashary Latiph and University of Southern Mindanao (USM) President Francisco Gil Garcia, PhD inked a memorandum of agreement on Monday, July 12, in Kabacan, North Cotabato, to formally start the Bangsamoro Medical Scholarship Program in the university.

Enemy clans in in Maguindanao bury hatchets

MAGUINDANAO --- Two feudal Moro clans, locked in a deadly “rido” that exacted heavy fatalities on both sides, reconciled after a dialogue in Cotabato City over the weekend, a regional police official said Tuesday.

Rido means clan war in most Moro vernaculars.

Police Brig. Gen. Eden Ugale, director of the Police Regional Office-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region, said he was informed on Monday that the enemy Kitil and Sinsuat families in Barangay Capiton in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao have finally agreed to thrive together again in peace.

BTA leader named chair of task force for decommissioned combatants

COTABATO CITY  – A ranking member of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) in the Bangsamoro Region in Muslim Mindanao has been given additional task for the sake of Bangsamoro that she did not refuse but enthusiastically accepted.

BTA Parliament Minority Leader Atty. Laisa Masuhud Alamia has taken another leadership role after she was designated by the national government as chair of the Task Force for Decommissioned Combatants and their Communities (TFDCC).



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8 hurt in Maguindanao blast

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12 die in GenSan as Region 12 records 432 new COVID-19 infections

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5 men yield P102-K shabu in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY – Five persons, including a minor, were arrested while PHP102,000 worth of suspected shabu was seized during an operation at a...

BARMM leaders welcome passage of HB 10121

COTABATO CITY — The House of Representatives (HoR) approved on third and final reading House Bill 10121 that aims to reset the 2021 parliamentary...