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Bangsamoro region positions 8 COVID-19 test centers

EIGHT medical facilities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) are being positioned as testing laboratories for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19),...

Sorghum program to be launched in Bangsamoro, IP communities

DAVAO CITY — A sorghum program will be launched in Mindanao next year, starting with indigenous people (IP) communities and parts of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) announced last week.

More than half in Bangsamoro poor — SWS

MORE than half or 59% of families in the newly established Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) think they are poor, compared with 53% in Mindanao and 42% for the entire country, according to the latest poll by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

Gov’t, Bangsamoro to resolve issues through agency

THE government expects to resolve issues between the National Government and newly established Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao with the creation of an intergovernmental body.

Agreement signed for better higher education in Bangsamoro areas

THE BANGSAMORO Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) and the national government signed an agreement on Wednesday to improve access to higher education, especially in conflict-affected areas.

Former Muslim rebels get P100M in assistance

THE LABOR department will give P100 million to former Muslim rebels as part of the government’s normalization efforts in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

DILG to help ensure implementation of law in Bangsamoro normalization process

THE DEPARTMENT of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has vowed to assist the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) government in ensuring the implementation of the law as the normalization process gets underway.

Bangsamoro may tap Middle East funds

THE new Muslim autonomous region in Mindanao is looking for funding from the Middle East to provide electricity to villages, the Finance department said in a statement yesterday.

Bangsamoro parliament passes resolution on ad-hoc joint body for Sulu Sea,...

THE BANGSAMORO Parliament has passed a resolution calling for the creation of an ad-hoc body to identify zones of cooperation and ensure the equitable sharing of resources from the Sulu Sea and Moro Gulf between the region and the national government.

Bring the intervention to the barangay level–BARMM MILG minister

THE SERIES of discussions for drafting the Bangsamoro local government code kicked off Monday in Cotabato City, with the Ministry of Interior and Local Government (MILG) setting its sights on strengthening barangays being the local government unit (LGU) “nearest” to the people.

Access Bangsamoro launched to provide online platform for BARMM discussions

THE ACCESS Bangsamoro Website (accessbangsamoro.ph) was launched Thursday (May 30) “to promote the free flow of information, analysis, and discussions” relating to the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) and the transition into the new Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

BARMM transition meeting

Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim meets with members of the regional Cabinet on May 27 to finalize the transition plan that will be sent to the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Parliament for deliberation.

BARMM adopts drone technology as transparency tool

THE BANGSAMORO Ministry of Public Works (MPW) has launched the Expanded Bangsamoro Advanced Road Mapping and Management (E-BARMM) System to monitor and report on infrastructure projects as part of efforts to improve transparency in the region.

Duterte signs EO setting up inter-agency cluster, guidelines for normalization process...

THE EXECUTIVE Order (EO) setting up an inter-cabinet cluster mechanism for the “timely” implementation of the normalization program in the new Bangsamoro region has been signed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte.

TPMT cites Marawi City rehabilitation as one of crucial components in...

THE INDEPENDENT Third-Party Monitoring Team (TPMT) of the Bangsamoro peace process, in its 5th Public Report released on Tuesday, said the “immediate rehabilitation” of war-torn Marawi City is one of the crucial components in the region’s transition under the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL).

New Bangsamoro government outlines next steps as BTC holds inaugural session

COTABATO CITY — The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) held its first session Friday and elected the officers of the Parliament under the new regional government.

BTA inauguration, parliament 1st session set on March 25

THE 75-member Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) will have their inauguration on March 25 in Cotabato City, alongside the first session of the parliament of the new Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

Measles cases in Bangsamoro region drop, but still at 361 so...

THE MINISTRY of Health (MoH) in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) reported 361 confirmed measles cases from Jan. to March 10 this year, a significant drop from 1,260 cases in the same period last year.

MILF’s Murad Ebrahim appointed Chief Minister of Bangsamoro Transition Authority as...

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Friday, Feb. 22, administered the oath of office to the newly appointed 80 members of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA).

Bangsamoro youth lead in community-building grant

FIVE teams out of 14 national finalists in Ideas Positive come from the region of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

It’s official: 63 Cotabato villages joining new Bangsamoro region

SIXTY-THREE barangays in Cotabato province have been officially proclaimed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to be part of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

DoH, Comelec regional offices gear up for Bangsamoro vote

WITH AN expected 2.8 million voters for the coming Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) plebiscite, the Department of Health (DoH) and Commission on Elections (Comelec) offices in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) have laid out plans to ensure immediate response to critical situations.

Bangsamoro campaign trail

Mohagher Q. Iqbal (left photo), Moro Islamic Liberation Front implementing peace panel chair, speaks at forum in Isabela City on Jan. 7 to explain and push for the Bangsamoro Organic Law’s (BOL) ratification.

EU reps to hold exploratory mission as Bangsamoro plebiscite monitor

THE EUROPEAN Union (EU) is conducting an exploratory mission this month in response to the Philippine government’s invitation to serve as an election observer during the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) plebiscite in January.

Comelec ready to accept petitions for inclusion in new Bangsamoro region

AREAS OUTSIDE the identified Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) that want to be included in the January plebiscite for the new Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) may now file a petition after the Commission on Elections released the guidelines on Monday.

Preparations under way for Bangsamoro plebiscite

THE COMMISSION on Elections (Comelec) is looking to strengthen voter registration in areas expected to take part in a plebiscite on the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL).

Bangsamoro unity

A CEREMONIAL presentation of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) was held on Aug. 8 at the Shariff Kabunsuan Cultural Complex inside the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s (ARMM) Office of the Regional Governor Compound in Cotabato City.

WB pledges support for Bangsamoro region

THE World Bank (WB) said it will ramp up development support to the Bangsamoro region after President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) last week,

World Bank to scale up dev’t program for Bangsamoro

World Bank said it will ramp up development support to the Bangsamoro region after President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL)...

Consultations on for Bangsamoro charter

THE Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) held its first Bangsamoro Consultative Assembly at Camp Darapanan, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao Sunday, July 29, amid efforts to acquaint residents and voters in the proposed Bangsamoro Region with the draft Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) signed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte last week.

Bicam approves Bangsamoro law after six marathon hearings

SENATE MAJORITY Leader Juan Miguel F. Zubiri said on Wednesday he is “hopeful” and “confident” the Bicameral Conference Committee will approve by this reporting the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).

Bicam approves proposed Bangsamoro justice system

By Charmaine A. Tadalan The Bicameral Conference Committee has approved the proposed justice system of the Bangsamoro Basic Law, Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel F....

Duterte breaks deadlock on BBL jurisdiction

THE deadlock on the territorial jurisdiction of the proposed Bangsamoro region was finally resolved on Wednesday with the provisions of the House of Representatives being adopted in the final version of the bill.

Final version of BBL to retain ARMM law provisions: Zubiri

The bicameral conference committee tasked to reconcile the two versions of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) has agreed to retain provisions already granted to...

All Moro Convention group drafts Bangsamoro constitution under federal system

DAVAO CITY -- A proposed constitution for a Bangsamoro region under a federal system of government will be submitted to the Consultative Committee to...

Senate approves its version of Bangsamoro Basic Law

By Camille A. Aguinaldo Congress has now approved the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, with Senate passing on third and final reading its version early Thursday. The House...

Senate asks Duterte to certify as urgent its proposed Bangsamoro bill

The Senate on Tuesday, May 22, asked President Rodrigo R. Duterte to certify the Senate bill on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) as...

Bangsamoro commission says BBL draft going to plenary more inclusive

THE BANGSAMORO Basic Law (BBL) draft under House Bill (HB) 6475, jointly approved by three House committees on Monday and to be taken up...

Duterte vows passage of BBL in meeting with MILF, other Moro...

By Arjay L. Balinbin PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte said he would use his “residual powers” to fulfill his promise to the Moro people should Congress...

Lawmakers target passage of Bangsamoro law by end of May

By Arjay L. Balinbin Lawmakers on Tuesday, March 13, told President Rodrigo R. Duterte that they target to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) by...

Finance chief seeks ‘total clarity’ in Bangsamoro fiscal policy

Department of Finance (DoF) Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said that the legislators should be clear in crafting the provisions of the Bangsamoro Basic...

BBL’s parliamentary features questioned

By Camille A. Aguinaldo FORMER SENATE president Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. on Tuesday flagged constitutional issues regarding the current version of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic...

Senate to prioritize Bangsamoro, nat’l ID

By Arjay L. Balinbin THE SENATE is set to tackle at least five priority bills when sessions resume in January 2018, according to Senate President...

Senate eyes passage of BBL by March

By Arjay L. Balinbin THE SENATE will be “ready hopefully” with the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) by March next year, the chairman of the...

BTC calls for manifesto on draft BBL as it prepares for...

THE BANGSAMORO Transition Commission (BTC) called on stakeholders, through public and private organizations or as communities, to submit a manifesto on the proposed Bangsamoro...