Creation of Bangsamoro Irrigation Coordinating Office sought in new BTA bill

COTABATO CITY – A bill seeking to create a Bangsamoro Irrigation Coordinating Office has entered its first reading in the Bangsamoro Parliament on Wednesday, June 16. BTA Bill No. 107 was authored by Minority Floor Leader Atty. Laisa Alamia, Deputy Minority Floor Leader Engr. Baintain Ampatuan, and Member of Parliament Amilbahar Mawallil. According to the…

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BTA condemns Israel’s attacks on civilians in Palestine

COTABATO CITY – Through a resolution adopted on Thursday, June 17, members of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Parliament expressed their condemnation on the violence committed by Israeli forces against the civilians in Palestine, including children and women. As cited in Proposed Resolution No. 431, Amnesty International Report 2020-2021 revealed that Israel continued to impose…

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IP communities pledge full support to BTA extension until 2025

COTABATO CITY—Indigenous peoples (IP) tribal leaders and organizations from across the Bangsamoro region expressed their strong support to the extension of Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) until 2025.   In a meeting initiated by the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs (MIPA) on Wednesday, June 16, Minister Melanio Ulama said the IP tribal leaders and organizations discussed…

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Overseas Bangsamoro Workers Act approved on final reading

COTABATO CITY – A bill seeking to institutionalize policies for Bangsamoro overseas employment, and establish a standard of protection and promotion of the welfare of overseas Bangsamoro workers and their families, has been approved by the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Parliament. Through nominal voting on Thursday, June 17, 57 BTA members, both physically and virtually…

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MOH administers 55k vaccinations

MOH Minister Dr. Bashary Latiph said during a press conference on Tuesday, June 15, that 41,899 persons from the first priority group received their first inoculation, and 13,659 of them already completed their doses.   COTABATO CITY—Officials of the Bangsamoro Government’s Ministry of Health (MOH) announced that as of June 14, the region has already…

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