MSSD starts 1,500 shelter units construction; brings services in Tawi-Tawi

COTABATO CITY—Minister of Social Services and Development Raissa Jajurie led the groundbreaking ceremony for 100 shelter units worth Php50,000,000.00 under MSSD’s Bangsamoro Housing Assistance (BAHAY) Program on Wednesday, April 7, in the Municipality of Bongao, Tawi-Tawi. Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) affected by natural disasters, or human-induced conflicts, and Returning Filipinos from Sabah were among the…

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MBHTE turns over P74-M worth classrooms in Tawi-Tawi

COTABATO CITY—Bangsamoro Education Minister Mohagher Iqbal spearheaded the official turnover of 55 classrooms to 24 schools in the Schools Division of Tawi-Tawi province on Tuesday, April 6. Through the Ministry of Basic, Higher, and Technical Education (MBHTE) School Building Program-Project Management Office (SBP-PMO), a series of turnover rites kicked off this week in the island…

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BARMM inaugurates P106-million bridge in DBS, Maguindanao

  COTABATO CITY – Residents and tourists of coastal municipality of Datu Blah Sinsuat (DBS) in Maguindanao province will now have easier means of transport following the inauguration of the newly built Matuber Bridge in the town. Bangsamoro Chief Minister Ahod B. Ebrahim, along with other officials, led Saturday, April 3, the ribbon cutting ceremony…

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BWC strengthens women’s participation thru women summit

COTABATO CITY—To further strengthen the transformative roles of women in the Bangsamoro region, the Bangsamoro Women Commission (BWC), in partnership with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), held a two-day Bangsamoro Women Summit on March 30-31 in the city. Diverse Bangsamoro women leaders and rights advocates across the region participated in the summit to tackle…

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Bangsamoro women in action: Courage and compassion in the face of pandemic

With the tremendous onslaught of Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) worldwide, it’s undeniable that the pandemic has drastically affected our lives. Among the sectors most affected are our women. In the Bangsamoro region, research revealed that 68% of the community-based women respondents were restrained from pursuing livelihood activities, because of the lockdown and the strict implementation of…

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