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BARMM districting bill proposes 4 parliamentary districts in MDN

PARANG, Maguindanao del Norte — The province of Maguindanao del Norte will have four parliamentary districts pending the passage of Parliament Bill No. 267, which will provide for fair representation in the 80-seat Bangsamoro Parliament.
The proposal is part of PB No. 267, which aims to create 32 single-member districts in the BARMM, ensuring an equitable distribution of parliamentary seats to accommodate the diverse population in the region.

Pubcon on bill creating 32 single parliamentary districts kicks-off

COTABATO CITY ─ In the first of a series of public consultations for Parliament Bill No. 267, Bangsamoro Parliament Floor Leader and Committee on Rules Chair Atty. Sha Elijah Dumama-Alba emphasized the importance of creating parliamentary districts for the region’s 2025 elections.

Atty. Dumama-Alba stressed that the absence of established parliamentary districts would pose significant challenges to the electoral process in the region.

Bills to upgrade Siasi hospital, create Bongo health facility filed in BTA

COTABATO CITY — Bangsamoro lawmakers are championing two hospital bills aimed at improving healthcare services in the provinces of Sulu and Maguindanao del Norte.

The first of these bills, BTA Bill No. 264, or the Siasi District Hospital Standardization Act of 2023, proposes to standardize the bed capacity of the Siasi District Hospital (SDH) in Sulu, elevating it from 25 to 50 beds.

The proposed increase aims to address the healthcare needs of the growing population in the municipality of Siasi, currently standing at approximately 80,000.

PBBM suspends NCMF chair Mamondiong, names OIC

MANILA - President Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos has ordered the preventive suspension of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos chair Guiling Mamondiong on allegations of anomalies in the Hajj pilgrimage last year.

In a statement, NCMF said Commissioner Yusoph Janang Mando assumed as officer-in-charge while Mamondiong is suspended for three months.

Earlier, Sulu Vice Gov. Toto Tan, on behalf of Muslim pilgrims, complained about dismal services by NCMF during the July 2023 hajj.

3 Maranaws dead, another hurt in Lanao del Sur ambush

COTABATO CITY - Three ethnic Maranaws riding a tricycle were killed while another was wounded in an ambush on Sunday afternoon in Barangay Masao in Pualas, Lanao del Sur.

In separate reports on Monday, local officials and the Pualas Municipal Police Station identified the fatalities as Pendaton Polayagan, 54, Tarapas Polayagan, 32, and the 26-year-old Mutilan Polayagan, who died on the spot from multiple bullet wounds.

The fourth tricycle passenger, Benjamin Polayagan, 25, was seriously wounded in the attack.

Mentors form Cotabato City anti-child labor bloc

COTABATO CITY - A foreign-assisted anti-child labor campaign has expanded to this city, launched on Friday by a 30-member group that shall address the issue besetting the local communities.

The group, comprised of three supervisors, a child protection specialist, 17 formal teachers, nine alternative learning system teachers and a focal person from the Cotabato City Schools Division under the Bangsamoro education ministry, finished on Friday a three-day workshop on Supporting Children’s Rights through Education, the Arts and the Media, or SCREAM project.

BARMM leaders decry inclusion of "singkil" dance in Sinulog 2024

COTABATO CITY - Bangsamoro govenrment Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim and a new political party in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) have decried what it described as "inappropriate" and "culturally insensitive" the depiction of the BARMM and Moro communities as once under Spanish colonial rule was during the opening of Sinulog sa Sugbo festival was inaccurate.

BTA okays bill creating office that provides financial aid to elder Mujahideens

COTABATO CITY - The Bangsamoro Parliament's Social Services and Development Committee approved BTA Bill No. 44, or the Bangsamoro Mujahideen Under Special Circumstance Act of 2024, on Friday, January 12, following its thorough review of the 15-section bill.

89 eye patients in BARMM barangay treated 

COTABATO CITY - A team from the office of a physician in the 80-member Bangsamoro parliament and volunteers from a non-profit medical foundation treated 89 marginalized eye patients during an outreach mission in Barangay Ulandang in Midsayap, North Cotabato on Tuesday.

Barangay Ulandang is one of 13 barangays in Midsayap that are under the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao but is inside a municipality of Cotabato province inside the territory of Administrative Region 12.

BARMM Govt extends assistance to 34 families displaced by fire in Tawi-Tawi

BONGAO, Tawi-Tawi – A total of 34 families from this town, who were displaced during the New Year’s Eve fire, received food packages, medical aid, and other emergency assistance from the Ministry of Social Services and Development (MSSD) on January 4.
The fire, which occurred at around 3pm on Dec. 31, 2023 in Barangay Poblacion, resulted in damage to 18 households, one (1) government office, and one (1) commercial warehouse. Immediate assistance was promptly extended to the victims on January 1.



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