MOH: Measles-rubella campaign extended until Dec. 4

COTABATO CITY—Health officials of the Bangsamoro Government will add one more working week to immunize the remaining unvaccinated children under five years old in the region against measles-rubella. The measles-rubella supplemental immunization campaign started on Oct. 26, and was originally set to end on Nov. 25. OIC Health Minister Amirel Usman said due to adverse…

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15 Maguindanao MLGUs receive ‘Timbangan ng Bayan’ from BARMM

COTABATO CITY—A distribution of “Timbangan ng Bayan” or the Public Weighing Scale to fifteen (15) municapal local government units of Maguindanao was held Thursday, Nov. 26 in Cotabato City. Ministry of Trade, Investment and Tourism (MTIT) Minister Abuamri A. Taddik, who led the turnover ceremony, said, “this project does not only  assure the public of…

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CM Ebrahim files 2021 BARMM budget to plenary

COTABATO CITY – Bangsamoro Chief Minister Ahod “Al Haj Murad” Ebrahim filed Thursday the BARMM’s Php75-billion budget for fiscal year 2021 or the proposed BTA-Cabinet Bill No. 73. Cabinet Bill No. 73 is entitled “An Act Appropriating funds for the Operation of the Bangsamoro Government from January One to December Thirty-One, Two Thousand and Twenty-One,…

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BARMM Gov’t, partner agencies spearhead webinars to protect children amid pandemic

COTABATO CITY – Bangsamoro Government partnered with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Kingdom Government Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to conduct a four-part webinar series which will thoroughly discuss issues affecting children in the Bangsamoro region. The webinar, dubbed “Online Kapihan: Child-Based Reporting in the New Normal”, aims to disseminate information…

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BWC ensures fast, effective response for gender-based violence victims

COTABATO CITY—To uphold a gender-responsive governance and eliminate gender based-violence (GBV) in the region, Bangsamoro Women Commission (BWC) formally launched the Guidance Note on Handling GBV on Wednesday, Nov. 25. BWC chairperson Bainon Karon said the guidance note aims to “ensure that GBV victims and survivors in every community in BARMM will receive immediate and…

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