BHRC probes alleged Datu Montawal human rights violation

COTABATO CITY—Bangsamoro Human Rights Commission (BHRC) conducted Tuesday, June 8, an initial investigation of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group’s (CIDG) operation in Datu Montawal, Maguindanao which resulted to the death of a Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF) member.   On Friday, June 4, the composite team of CIDG-12 and CIDG-BAR were in search for unlicensed…

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MOST procures P47M-worth of equipment for Halal verification lab upgrade

COTABATO CITY—Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has procured high-end equipment and state-of-the-art technology worth Php47 Million for Halal verification testing upgrade under the Bangsamoro Standards and Halal Testing Laboratories (BSHTL). The equipment procured were Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry-FID (GC/MS/FID), Gas Chromatography Triple Quadruple Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS/MS), Liquid Chromatography Triple Quadruple Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS), Graphite…

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15K BARMM healthcare workers receive Covid-19 vaccine 1st dose

Vaccines arrive at the cold storage room inside the Ministry of Health (MOH) compound in Cotabato City [File Photo]   COTABATO CITY—A total of 15,347 healthcare workers across the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) already received their first dose of vaccine against the Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) as of Tuesday, June 2. This…

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Sen. Tolentino cites events altering BARMM’s 1st parliamentary election

COTABATO CITY—Senator Francis Tolentino pointed out significant circumstances that prompted the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) to move its first regional parliamentary elections from 2022 to 2025 during the interpellation period of Senate Bill (SB) 2214 on Tuesday.   According to Senator Tolentino, sponsor of the said bill, there is an “absence of Bangsamoro Electoral Code…

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