BARMM traced 37 Filipino attendees of Malaysia Tabligh gathering

Cotabato City (March 27, 2020)—The Bangsamoro Inter-Agency Task Force (BARMM-IATF) on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has traced and verified 37 of the initially identified 196 Filipino attendees to a Tabligh (Islamic preachers) gathering held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, late February 2020. According to Minister Dr. Saffrullah Dipatuan of the Ministry of Health (MOH), “just to…

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BARMM allots ₱155-million to LGUs’ quick response fund on COVID-19

  Cotabato City (March 27, 2020) – The Bangsamoro Government’s Office of the Chief Minister (OCM-BARMM) has allotted a total of ₱155 million to the Local Government Units (LGUs) all over the Bangsamoro region in order to intensify their efforts in containing the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Each of the BARMM’s five provinces—Maguindanao,…

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BARMM explores possible alternative testing for COVID-19

Cotabato City (March 27, 2020)—The possibility of an alternative testing for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) using the GenExpert Machine, which is originally intended for testing tuberculosis (TB), is now being explored by the Bangsamoro Government’s Ministry of Health (MOH – BARMM). This was announced by Minister of Health Dr. Saffrulah M. Dipatuan during the Bangsamoro…

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Residents thank BARMM for relief assistance amid COVID-19 crisis

Cotabato City (March 27, 2020)—The Bangsamoro Government has started distributing its initial relief goods and medical supplies on Thursday, March 26, for the barangays in the city which are affected by the crisis due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. First to receive the aid were 2,024 households of Barangay Bagua I. Salamah Kadil Abdullah,…

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BARMM turns over medical supplies and equipment to CRMC

Cotabato City (March 25, 2020)—The Bangsamoro Government’s Inter-Agency Task Force (BARMM-IATF) on Coronavirus Disease 2019  (COVID-19) has officially turned over the first set of medical supplies and equipment to Cotabato Regional and Medical Center (CRMC) on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 in Cotabato City. BARMM-IATF Spokesperson and Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Asnin Pendatun, who led the turnover,…

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