TABANG: Bringing the Bangsamoro Government to the People

Cotabato City (March 31, 2020)—When the Bangsamoro Organic Law was ratified, anticipation poured in with the new bureaucracy in place. How will the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao address some of the most pressing issues in the region? What difference does it have compared to the defunct ARMM? Will it truly address the shared…

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BARMM turns one: Shaping the new bureaucracy in the Bangsamoro

Cotabato City (March 29, 2020)—As the Bangsamoro region faces a pandemic crisis, the quest towards moral governance continues. A year ago today, a decades-long struggle of talking peace with the Philippine Government was put to halt when the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) was finally inaugurated on March 29, 2019. This was after…

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BARMM commemorates 1st anniversary through public service delivery

Cotabato City (March 29, 2020)—The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) marks its first anniversary today, March 29, 2020. According to Chief Minister Ahod ‘Al Haj’ Murad Ebrahim, the Bangsamoro Government originally planned to hold commemoration activites, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, “the Bangsamoro Government will instead focus on service delivery for its…

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BARMM traced 37 Filipino attendees of Malaysia Tabligh gathering

Cotabato City (March 27, 2020)—The Bangsamoro Inter-Agency Task Force (BARMM-IATF) on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has traced and verified 37 of the initially identified 196 Filipino attendees to a Tabligh (Islamic preachers) gathering held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, late February 2020. According to Minister Dr. Saffrullah Dipatuan of the Ministry of Health (MOH), “just to…

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