Tolentino stresses COMELEC, DOJ opinions on ‘no plebiscite’ needed for BARMM transition extension

COTABATO CITY—Senator Francis Tolentino presented and incorporated some legal opinions and resolutions amid interpellation with Senator Panfilo Lacson regarding Senate Bill (SB) No. 2214 on Tuesday. SB No. 2214 is a measure that appeals to extend the term of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA), thereby moving BARMM’s first regional parliamentary elections from May 2022 to…

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BARMM gives ICU beds, medical supplies to hospitals in Lanao del Sur

MARAWI CITY – To accommodate more Covid-19 patients in critical condition in Lanao del Sur, the Ministry of Health (MOH) provided additional electric Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds and medical supplies to Amai Pakpak Medical Center (APMC) in this city.   On Monday, August 23, Health Minister Dr. Bashary Latiph led the turnover of five…

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Beneficiaries in Panglima Sugala, Tawi-Tawi receive Project TABANG aid

TAWI-TAWI—A total of 229 out of 600 target beneficiaries have already received aid from the Project Tulong Alay sa Bangsamoro Nangangailangan (TABANG) in local government unit (LGU) of Panglima Sugala as of August 18, this year as it continues to roll out aid to marginalized sector of the Bangsamoro region.   According to the Municipal…

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BARMM to construct 3-story dormitory bldgs to 6 SUCs

MBHTE Minister Mohagher Iqbal and representatives from Cotabato State University (CSU) conducted the groundbreaking rites for the three-story dormitory building on August 20. (Photo courtesy of MBHTE)   COTABATO CITY—Six state universities and colleges (SUCs) in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) will receive three-story dormitory buildings from the Ministry of Basic, Higher,…

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BYC holds peace and security consultation with Basilan youth

BASILAN – Thirty-three (33) youth leaders from eight municipalities in Basilan province are participating in a three-day consultation on the formulation of the National and Regional Action Plan on Youth, Peace, and Security Bangsamoro Youth Commission (BYC), in partnership with the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), Norwegian Embassy Manila (NEM),…

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