Grandest Guinakit fluvial parade highlights 2021 Shariff Kabunsuan celebration in BARMM

COTABATO CITY—To highlight the week-long commemoration of Shariff Kabunsuan in the Bangsamoro region, over 200 ornament-clad boats flocked to the Tamontaka River in Kalanganan II, Cotabato City on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021.   This year’s ‘Guinakit’ fluvial parade, organized by the region’s Ministry of Trade, Investments, and Tourism (MTIT), is said to be the grandest…

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Maguindanao farmer coops receive agri-machineries from MAFAR, DA-PHilMech

COTABATO CITY—Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Agrarian Reform (MAFAR), in collaboration with Department of Agriculture-Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (DA-PHilMech), distributed agricultural machineries to farmer cooperatives from Maguindanao on Wedneday, Dec. 15.   Twenty-eight (28) Farmer’s Cooperatives and Associations (FCAs), with a total of 4,803 farmer-members, coming from the said province are expected…

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BARMM’s 1st Donors Forum to foster coordination with partners

COTABATO CITY — To foster coordination mechanism between the Bangsamoro Government and local/international donors, the Bangsamoro Planning and Development Authority (BPDA) conducted the 1st BARMM Donors Forum on Monday,  Dec. 13.   “Today’s forum will provide everyone a glimpse of what the BARMM Government has achieved so far, development challenges we face and opportunities in…

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BWC culminates 18-day VAW campaign, launches khutbah on gender-based violence

COTABATO CITY — To culminate this year’s 18-day campaign to end Violence Against Women (VAW) in the region, the Bangsamoro Women Commission (BWC) officially launched on Dec. 12, five (5) Islamic sermons or “khutbah” on gender-based violence (GBV).   The five khutbah focused on rape, husband forcing sexual relations with his wife, violence against women,…

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BYC conducts 1st Bangsamoro Youth Parliament

COTABATO CITY— Seventy-six (76) youth leaders across Bangsamoro region participated in the first ever Bangsamoro Youth Parliament (BYP) conducted by the Bangsamoro Youth Commission (BYC) on Dec. 8-11 in this city.   BYP is a capacity-building mechanism that aims to bring together youth representatives within the region to discuss prevailing and emerging issues affecting the…

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