Bangsamoro Parliament votes to support National Hijab Day

COTABATO CITY—Twenty-four members of the Bangsamoro Parliament approved, through nominal voting, a resolution supporting consolidated bills in the Senate declaring February 1 as National Hijab Day. The resolution lauded House Bill No. 8249 and Senate Bill 2081, aiming to annually recognize Muslim women’s contributions to nation-building and moral governance. Women wear hijabs with pride, honor,…

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Proposed “geotagging” bill to ensure transparency on BARMM’s infrastructure projects

COTABATO CITY — To ensure transparency and efficient project monitoring, several of the Bangsamoro Parliament members proposed a measure that will institutionalize a region-wide geotagging system for infrastructure projects in BARMM. Engr. Don Mustapha Loong, one of the authors, said that “while geotagging is currently in place in the Ministry of Public Works, the system…

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Two BARMM legislators file bill establishing hospitals in Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur

COTABATO CITY — Two members of the Bangsamoro Parliament filed bills seeking to construct provincial and municipal hospitals in Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur. Parliament Bill 114 filed by Dr. Zul Qarneyn Abas and Atty. Maisara Damdamun-Latiph seeks to establish a provincial hospital in Tugaya, Lanao del Sur. The proposed Lanao del Sur Provincial Hospital…

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Bangsamoro Parliament bill wants regional database for informal sector workers

COTABATO CITY — To provide equal protection to the informal workers and ensure they receive assistance from the government, some members of the Bangsamoro Parliament are pushing for the institutionalization of the registration and database of all members of the informal economy. The authors of Parliament Bill 109, or the Informal Economy Registration and Bangsamoro…

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Civil service eligibility eyed for long-serving BARMM employees

COTABATO CITY — BARMM employees who served continuously for at least seven years may get civil service eligibility once a bill pending in the Bangsamoro Parliament is passed into law. Parliament Bill 91, filed by Dr. Saffrullah Dipatuan, intends to cover temporary government employees occupying career posts for seven years. “While these temporary employees are…

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