World Health Day: How young Filipinos in BARMM cope with COVID-19 and stay optimistic

Cotabato City (April 7, 2020)—Humanity is facing an enormous challenge after the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) was declared pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). COVID-19 challenged governments’ capacity in dealing with emergency situations. Most were affected, especially those in the health and socio-economic sectors. The COVID-19 threat has forced business operations to shutdown, countries…

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BARMM ­celebrates World Health Day; ensures safe, equipped healthcare providers

Cotabato City (April 7, 2020)— Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) is one with the world in celebrating this year’s World Health Day today, April 7, 2020. The Bangsamoro Government recognizes the exemplary work of nurses and midwives all over the globe and the critical role they play in keeping the world safe and…

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2 positive COVID-19 patients in BARMM recovered, discharged

Cotabato City (April 3, 2020) – Two patients who tested positive for Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Lanao del Sur have finally recovered, and were discharged. BARMM’s Minister of Health Dr. Saffrullah Dipatuan announced this during the Bangsamoro Inter-Agency Task Force’s press briefing held today, April 3, in the city. “Meron tayong positive na…

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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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