MAFAR turns over Solar Powered Irrigation System to aid LDS farmers

COTABATO CITY—Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Agrarian Reform (MAFAR), through the Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM), turned over the first Solar Powered Irrigation System (SPIS) in Lanao Del Sur on October 29, 2021.   The SPIS, which was funded under MAFAR-TFBM—amounting to Php10,000,000.00, aimed to alleviate the problem of farmers on water shortage.   The…

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BPDA updates Bangsamoro dev’t roadmap after BARMM’s extension period approval

COTABATO CITY—Bangsamoro Planning and Development Authority (BPDA)-Director General Engr. Mohajirin Ali presented the future and updated planning processes and development goals in the Bangsamoro autonomous region during the first BARMM Planners Congress held on Thursday, Nov. 4, in the city. The event, which carried the theme “Harmonizing Bangsamoro Regional Government and Local Government Units Collaboration…

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Cotabato City MSMEs benefit from MOST’s training on food safety, Halal compliance

COTABATO CITY—Four (4) identified cooperatives engaged in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) underwent Technology Training on food safety and Halal awareness provided by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) on Oct. 26-28, at Pagana Kutawato Restaurant in the city. The training aimed to capacitate Technology Transfer and Commercialization Program (TTCP) beneficiaries with knowledge,…

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Banana plantation for Teduray farmers soon to rise in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY—To support the livelihood of Teduray farmers in the highlands of Maguindanao, the Bangsamoro Government has started the construction of the Banana Plantation thru a groundbreaking ceremony at Barangay Labungan, Datu Odin Sinsuat in the said province on Oct. 29, 2021. This is a project led by the Regional Bangsamoro Board of Investments (BBOI)…

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Ex-MILF combatants get financial aid from Bangsamoro Gov’t

COTABATO CITY – Some 60 former combatants of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) from Camps Bilal and Busrah in Lanao provinces each received Php10,000 financial aid from the Ministry of Public Order and Safety’s (MPOS) Peacebuilding Towards Normalization program.   This intervention is intended for the vulnerable and marginalized sectors, such as the MILF…

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