National IATF appoints BARMM Chief Minister as regional task force chair

Cotabato City (April 15, 2020)—Bangsamoro Chief Minister Ahod ‘Al Haj Murad’ Ebrahim has been named as the new chair of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s (BARMM) Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This was announced by Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) Spokesperson Karlo Nograles…

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BARMM, CRMC sign ₱14M funding agreement for COVID-19 testing facility

Cotabato City (April 13, 2020)—Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) allocated a total amount of ₱14,135,500.00 fund to the Cotabato Regional and Medical Center (CRMC) in the city for the procurement of medical and laboratory supplies to carry out diagnostic testing for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). To make it legally binding, Bangsamoro Government Chief…

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BARMM brings more PPE, medical supplies in island provinces

Cotabato City (April 9, 2020)—Bangsamoro Government delivered various Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other medical supplies Thursday, April 9 to its island provinces —Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi. BARMM Cabinet Secretary and Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on COVID-19 Spokesperson Mohammad Asnin Pendatun said the Bangsamoro Government procured hundreds of PPE and medical supplies to support the…

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BARMM’s PUIs drop by 61 percent

Cotabato City (April 7, 2020)—Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s (BARMM) Persons Under Investigation (PUI) cases on COVID-19 decreased by 61 percent. BARMM’s Inter-Agency Task Force (Bangsamoro-IATF) on COVID-19 announced Tuesday, April 7, that out of 254 PUI cases across BARMM, only 100 PUIs are still awaiting for results. 136 completed home quarantine, 16 recovered…

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World Health Day: How young Filipinos in BARMM cope with COVID-19 and stay optimistic

Cotabato City (April 7, 2020)—Humanity is facing an enormous challenge after the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) was declared pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). COVID-19 challenged governments’ capacity in dealing with emergency situations. Most were affected, especially those in the health and socio-economic sectors. The COVID-19 threat has forced business operations to shutdown, countries…

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