Senator Koko Pimentel files bill extending Bangsamoro transition period

COTABATO CITY – Mindanaoan Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Monday, January 25, filed the first bill in the senate seeking to extend the Bangsamoro transition period by postponing the 2022 elections. Senate Bill No. 2019 is entitled “An Act Amending Section 13 Article XVI of Republic Act 11054, entitled ‘An Act Providing for the…

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Save Sulu Movement, Gov. Catamco, Cardinal Quevedo back transition period extension

COTABATO CITY – Adding to the growing number of supporters to extend the Bangsamoro transition period are Save Sulu Movement (SSM), North Cotabato Governor Nancy A. Catamco, and Cardinal Orlando B. Quevedo, who released statements backing that three years is not enough for the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) to be able to complete its mandates.…

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BYC humanitarian assistance to reach 2,500 youth

COTABATO CITY—Bangsamoro Youth Commission’s (BYC) humanitarian assistance will reach 2,500 youth across the region’s five provinces and opt-in areas as part of its efforts to lessen the adverse effects of the pandemic. Marjanie Macasalong, BYC chairperson, said the humanitarian assistance, dubbed ‘Lingkod Kabataang Bangsamoro’ primarily aims to help the Bangsamoro youth hurdle socio-economic setbacks by…

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MAFAR turns over agri-fishery inputs, equipment on 2021 BARMM anniv

COTABATO CITY – Several farmers and fisherfolks from across the region received farming inputs and equipment during the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Agrarian Reform’s (MAFAR) region-wide celebration of the Bangsamoro foundation anniversary from Jan. 18-21. MAFAR Minister Dr. Mohammad Yacob, together with Director for Agriculture Services Engr. Ismail Guiamel, turned over one (1) unit…

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PRRD pledges continued, full support to BARMM

COTABATO CITY—As the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) marks its second year, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte assured Thursday that his administration will continue its support to the regional government. “Be assured that this administration will remain determined in its commitment to support self-detemination, uphold human rights, and advance social welfare in the Bangsamoro…

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