EARTH DAY: BARMM advocates environment protection amid Covid-19

Cotabato City (April 22, 2020)—In line with this year’s celebration of Earth Day, the Bangsamoro Government, through its Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy (MENRE), urges the public to help protect the environment and promote environmental awareness despite the ongoing pandemic that is affecting the world. On Wednesday, April 22, BARMM Executive Secretary and…

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BARMM’s island provinces maintain ‘zero’ Covid-19 case

Cotabato City (April 22, 2020)—The island provinces of BARMM maintained zero positive Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) case according to the region’s Health Minister Dr. Saffrullah Dipatuan on Wednesday, April 22, in a virtual press briefing held in Cotabato City. The BARMM island provinces include Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi (BaSulTa) where no confirmed positive cases of Covid-19…

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BARMM to finish 100-bed capacity Covid-19 facility in 3 weeks

Cotabato City (April 21, 2020)—BARMM IATF Spokesperson and Cabinet Secretary Mohd Asnin Pendatun announced Tuesday, April 21, that the Bangsamoro Government targets to finish the construction of 100-bed capacity isolation center dedicated for the Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) patients in three (3) weeks. During the Tuesday’s virtual presser held in Cotabato City, Pandatun said, “batay sa…

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BARMM establishes ‘survival gardens’ on forestlands

Cotabato City (April 20, 2020)—Bangsamoro Government’s Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Energy (MENRE-BARMM) has begun establishing ‘survival gardens’ in forestlands across the Bangsamoro region. This move is part of the Bangsamoro Government’s long-term plan to ensure food security in the region during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. BARMM’s Executive Secretary and concurrent MENRE-BARMM Minister…

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BARMM to address its hospitals’ lack for ventilators

Cotabato City (April 16, 2020)—The Bangsamoro Government, through the help of its United Nations (UN) agency partners, has committed to address insufficiency of ventilators in the hospitals across the region. A ventilator is a machine necessary for treating Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients who suffer from severe pneumonia or Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). “In…

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