PRESS RELEASE: Speaker Balindong on the reaction of Secretary of Foreign Affairs re meeting of ICM with Turkish Officials

SFA Teodoro Locsin Jr. expressed indignation on Friday morning, 27 December 2019 over what he considered “an ‘unauthorized meeting that violated Philippine sovereignty”. Using his tweeter account @teddyboylocsin, he posted the following. “Filing a diplomatic protest against Turkey; study charges vs. Filipino BARMM officials involved. If not repudiated by Ankara NOW I propose breaking diplomatic…

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Bangsamoro budget for 2020 approved

APPROVED BUDGET — BARMM Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim (2nd from left) is joined by BTA Parliament Speaker Ali Pangalian Balindong (2nd from right) as they show copies of the Bangsamoro Appropriations Act which provides 65.6 billion pesos budget for the BARMM operations in 2020. COTABATO CITY — A fully operating Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in…

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EU delegates courtesy visit to BTA Parliament

COURTESY VISIT — A group of European Union (EU) delegates visited Thursday, November 28 the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) to discuss a future project collaboration with the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). Parliament Speaker Ali Pangalian M. Balindong welcomed the EU delegation led by team leader of the Development Cooperation for South East Asia…

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Peace villages to develop Bangsamoro communities

COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT — Southern Philippines Development Authority (SPDA) Administrator Abdulghani “Gerry” A. Salapuddin (left) shares to BTA Parliament Speaker Ali Pangalian Ali M. Balindong (right) about the potential benefits of “peace villages” project to BARMM communities. (GALao with photo by ZSDiolanan) COTABATO CITY — The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) is looking into possible consideration of…

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North Cotabato turns over 63 barangays to BARMM

HISTORICAL EVENT — North Cotabato Acting Governor Emmylou “Lala” Taliño-Mendoza (3rd from right) hands over the symbolic “key of responsibility” to Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim (3rd from left) during turnover Wednesday, November 20 of the 63 villages in North Cotabato that voted yes to inclusion in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) earlier this year.…

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Members of Parliament undergo learning sessions on ‘revenue code’

DAVAO CITY — With the objective to further increase understanding about the revenue code, Members of the Parliament (MPs) of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) underwent learning sessions on the internal revenue code (IRC) from October 28-30 held at Seda hotel, this city. This project is a partnership between three institutions, the University of the…

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BARMM holds ceremonial signing of flag, emblem

IDENTITY — Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim(Left) and BTA Parliament Speaker Pangalian Ali Balindong(Right) led the ceremonial signing Wednesday, October 23 of the Bangsamoro’s official flag and emblem. (GALao with photo by SSRabas) COTABATO CITY — The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Parliament of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) held a ceremonial signing Wednesday, October 23…

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