MENRE now officially oversees Turtle Islands Wildlife Sanctuary

COTABATO CITY – The Turtle Islands Wildlife Sanctuary (TIWS), a protected area in Tawi-Tawi province, is now officially under the protection and conservation of the Bangsamoro Government’s Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy (MENRE). This was after Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region 9 (DENR-IX) Regional Executive Director Crisanta Marlene P. Rodriguez turned…

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BTA extension bill enters interpellation; Sen. Tolentino pushes, ‘no plebiscite needed for amendment’

COTABATO CITY—Senate Bill (SB) 2214 that appeals to extend the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) period by postponing the first regional parliamentary elections in May 2022 to 2025 entered the interpellation period on Wednesday, May 26. The bill intends to amend the Republic Act 11054, or the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), which formed the Bangsamoro Autonomous…

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BARMM ramps up military, police partnership over security threats

COTABATO CITY—Bangsamoro region’s interior and local government Minister Atty. Naguib Sinarimbo stated in a press briefing on Monday that Bangsamoro Government will further strengthen its cooperation with the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to combat sporadic attacks in Maguindanao. Sinarimbo said that a recommendation came out to create a…

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Ebrahim: ‘Hindi iiwan ng Bangsamoro Government ang IDPS ng Marawi’

MARAWI CITY – “Hindi iiwan ng Bangsamoro Government ang IDPs (internally displaced persons) ng Marawi. Laging nandito ang Bangsamoro para sa kapwa Bangsamoro.” This is the commitment of the Bangsamoro Government according to Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim’s message on the 4th year commemoration of Marawi Siege on Sunday, May 23. Four years have passed and…

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