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into law, the Muslim Mindanao Act 164, also known as the Regional Madrasah Graduate Education Act of 2003, would be repealed.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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BARMM’s committee holds public consultation for proposed Bangsamoro Labor Code

ZAMBOANGA CITY—The Bangsamoro Parliament’s Committee on Labor and Employment held the second hybrid public consultation on the proposed Bangsamoro Labor Code with stakeholders from the region’s island provinces. The COLE’s chair, MP Romeo Sema, said that the committee’s goal is to develop a proposed measure —the Bangsamoro Labor Code —that will “protect the rights of…

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BARMM legislators file bill creating Council for mental health

COTABATO CITY — A strong mental health advocate member of the Bangsamoro Parliament Atty. Rasol Mitmug Jr., together with some Parliament members, has called for the prompt passage of the proposed measure that seeks to establish the Bangsamoro Council for Mental Health. The Council, which will be the region’s inter-agency body on mental health, will…

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BARMM lawmakers introduce bill to preserve Bangsamoro cultural heritage

COTABATO CITY – To create a mechanism for the preservation and protection of the rich cultural heritage of the Bangsamoro people and their Sultanates, both tangible and intangible, as well as promote cultural enhancement by taking heritage inventory, some members of the Bangsamoro Parliament filed Parliament Bill 144 also known as Preservation of Bangsamoro Cultural…

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BARMM bill seeks to create Disaster Resilience Ministry

COTABATO CITY— Several members of the Bangsamoro Parliament filed a bill that seeks to strengthen disaster risk reduction and management in the region through creating the Ministry of Disaster Resilience. “Considering that the BARMM is a disaster-prone region in which disasters are inevitable, adding one ministry that caters to disaster resilience is a good investment,”…

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