Bangsamoro Parliament OKs 2022 BARMM budget

COTABATO CITY — The Bangsamoro Parliament passed the proposed P79.862 billion 2022 budget of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, a 6% increase from the total fund source amounting to P75.6 billion in 2021. By a vote of 59-0-0, members of Parliament approved the Bangsamoro Expenditure Program for 2022 on third and final reading,…

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BARMM legislators file microfinancing program bill

COTABATO CITY – A measure establishing a Bangamoro microfinancing program for micro and small-scale enterprises in the region has been filed on Tuesday, December 21. The Parliament Bill 164, or the Bangsamoro Microfinancing Act of 2021, seeks to provide an affordable, accessible, simple, and responsive micro-financing program for the region’s micro-enterprises, especially those in the…

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BARMM lawmakers file bill granting incentives to Bangsamoro topnotchers in any national licensure examination

COTABATO CITY — Some members of the Bangsamoro Parliament have filed a bill seeking to grant recognition and incentives to Bangsamoro topnotchers in board, bar, and other national licensure examinations. “The granting of recognition and incentives to the Bangsamoro people and other inhabitants in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region is one way of inspiring individuals to…

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BARMM bill pushes for the establishment of a scholarship and return service program

COTABATO CITY — Giving scholarships or financial assistance to deserving students is one way of promoting access among the Bangsamoro constituents to higher education, MP Amilbahar Mawallil, pushing for the establishment of a scholarship and return service program, said. MP Mawallil reiterated that improving access to higher education is one of the major challenges of…

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BTA bill to establish Bangsamoro orphanages

COTABATO CITY — To institutionalize support for the welfare of orphans in the Bangsamoro region, Atty. Maisara Latiph filed a bill that seeks to establish a regional system for accredited orphanages. Atty. Latiph said that this will “help alleviate the condition of every orphan and provide them with the opportunity to live a fulfilled life.”…

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Bangsamoro Parliament commends Director Adiong’s “stellar career”

COTABATO CITY – “The Parliament aspires that the Bangsamoro young populace and the succeeding generations shall be inspired with Dr Adiong’s stellar career of bringing glory, pride, honor, and excellence back to the Bangsamoro society,” members of the Parliament expressed through an approved resolution. Dr Nassef Manabilang Adiong is the tenured director of the Bangsamoro…

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BTA bill seeks to strengthen social enterprises in BARMM

COTABATO CITY — “The Parliament shall pass laws to strengthen the growth and development of social enterprises in the Bangsamoro region to achieve social justice, social equity, and economic efficiency,” Atty. Maisara Latiph, the main author, said on the proposed Parliament Bill 157. The proposed measure known as the Bangsamoro Social Enterprise Act of 2021…

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BARMM Education Minister files bill creating Bangsamoro Regional Academy

COTABATO CITY — Education Minister Mohagher Iqbal of the BARMM has filed a bill creating a Bangsamoro Regional Academy, which will offer baccalaureate and postgraduate courses in Islamic and Arabic studies. If passed into law, the Muslim Mindanao Act 164, also known as the Regional Madrasah Graduate Education Act of 2003, would be repealed. In…

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MP Tago pushes bill creating Bangsamoro Regional Anti-Drug Abuse Council

COTABATO CITY — Bangsamoro Parliament Member Atty. Paisalin Tago and his other colleagues seek the passage of the bill that would institutionalize the region’s Anti-Drug Abuse Council. MP Tago said that the creation of the Bangsamoro Regional Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BRADAC) is a “necessary instrument in the fight against the proliferation of illegal drugs.” Activating,…

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BARMM legislators file bill to establish Bangsamoro Medical School

COTABATO CITY — To provide accessible, affordable, and comprehensive medical education, BARMM legislators are pushing for the establishment of a Bangsamoro Medical School. The principal author of the proposed Parliament Bill 150, MP Susana Anayatin, said that it will serve “Bangsamoro young people from different territories in BARMM and may extend its services to other…

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