BARMM eyes setting up COVID-19 dedicated hospitals

Cotabato City (April 1, 2020)—The Bangsamoro Government’s Ministry of Health (MOH-BARMM) is currently working on the possibility of setting up hospitals in the Bangsamoro region solely dedicated to cater Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) patients. “Ngayon tinitingan na natin kung paano tayo magkakaroon ng COVID-19 hospitals, alin ba sa mga hospitals natin ang pwedeng i-convert,” MOH Minister…

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BARMM augments hybrid rice seeds distribution in view of COVID-19 threat

Cotabato City (April 1, 2020)—The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Agrarian Reform (MAFAR-BARMM) has augmented its hybrid rice distribution to ensure rice production and harvest across the Bangsamoro region despite the difficulties caused by Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. MAFAR Minister Dr. Mohammad S. Yacob said they have already started the delivery and distribution of…

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TABANG: Bringing the Bangsamoro Government to the People

Cotabato City (March 31, 2020)—When the Bangsamoro Organic Law was ratified, anticipation poured in with the new bureaucracy in place. How will the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao address some of the most pressing issues in the region? What difference does it have compared to the defunct ARMM? Will it truly address the shared…

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Life after war: A story of ex-MILF fighters

Cotabato City (March 30, 2020)—Mohalidin Latip was nostalgic as he recalled how he and his troop camped in the jungle, dauntlessly waiting for a possible encounter with the military. He was only 20 years old when he joined the Bangsamoro’s struggle for self-determination and autonomy over ancestral lands in Mindanao. For Latip, being a combatant…

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BARMM turns one: Shaping the new bureaucracy in the Bangsamoro

Cotabato City (March 29, 2020)—As the Bangsamoro region faces a pandemic crisis, the quest towards moral governance continues. A year ago today, a decades-long struggle of talking peace with the Philippine Government was put to halt when the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) was finally inaugurated on March 29, 2019. This was after…

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