BCOBAR, BTA Parliament, CSOs hold 2nd conference

DIRECTION — Bangsamoro Communities Outside of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (BCOBAR) Federation National Chairman Amroding D. Rasul (center) convenes the 2nd BCOBAR-BTA-CSOs Conference Wednesday, March 04 to further discuss the creation of the Office of the BCOBAR. He is joined in this photo by Office of the Parliament Speaker (OPS) Representative Norhaine Candao (right) and…

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BTA approves bill creating Bangsamoro Youth Commission

Cotabato City (March 2, 2020) – The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Parliament approved on Friday the bill creating Bangsamoro Youth Commission (BYC). BTA-Cabinet Bill No. 28 or ‘Youth Commission of Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Act of 2020’ was authored by MP Marjanie S. Macasalong. During its third and final reading, the Members…

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BARMM kicks-off Women’s month celeb

PARTICIPATION — The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Parliament is one with the nation as it observes this year’s National Women’s Month (NWM). Led by Secretary General Prof. Raby B. Angkal, the BTA Parliament joins the parade during its kick-off ceremony. Also shown in photo is Member of the Parliament Dr. Susana Anayatin. (MAMaguid, MIS, BTA…

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BTA calls on DILG to immediately turn-over Cotabato City to BARMM

Cotabato City (February 24, 2020) – The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) has called on the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to immediately cause the turn-over of Cotabato City to the Bangsamoro Government under the supervision of the Ministry of Local Government (MLG). The BTA, through the Resolution No. 197 it passed on…

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BTA conducts ‘Parliamentary Rules and Procedures’ training

Cotabato City (February 24, 2020) – In the pursuit of offering excellent delivery of public services in the Bangsamoro, the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Parliament conducted a three-day training on ‘Parliamentary Rules and Procedures’ for its members and chiefs of staff on February 22 to 24 in Cotabato City. Prof. Raby Angkal, BTA Secretary-General, said…

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BTA denounces police profiling of Muslim students in Manila

Cotabato City (February 21, 2020) – The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) has condemned the discriminatory profiling of Muslim students in Metro Manila by the District Community Affairs and Development Division (DCADD) of the Manila Police District (MPD). The condemnation was contained in the Proposed Resolution No. 201 that the members of the BTA Parliament passed…

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MP Sani calls for compensatory justice for Marawi IDPs

Cotabato City (February 21, 2020) – Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Member of Parliament Punduma Sani called for “compensatory justice” for those displaced by the 2017 Marawi Siege on Thursday, February 20. In his privilege speech during the regular session of the BTA Parliament, Sani said “the compensatory justice substantiates the non-violent solution to the armed…

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Embassy of Japan, UN hold ‘Bangsamoro Friends Forum’

PARTNERSHIP — Parliament Speaker Pangalian M. Balindong and Deputy Speaker Hatimil E. Hassan are joined by delegates from the Embassy of Japan led by its Deputy Chief of Mission Yasushi Yamamoto and officials from the United Nations Philippines during the recently concluded “Bangsamoro Friends Forum” held at the Shariff Kabunsuan Cultural Complex. The Japanese government…

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Japanese Consul General visits BTA Parliament

ASSISTANCE — Consul General Yoshiaki Miwa (left) shares to Speaker Pangalian Balindong (right) how the Japan’s Consulate General Office could serve the Bangsamoro people. (GALao with photo by ZSDiolanan) COTABATO CITY — The Bangsamoro government steps another milestone following the visit of Consul General Yoshiaki Miwa to the Office of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority Parliament…

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BARMM presents accomplishments to OIC

MOVING FORWARD — Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ibrahim is joined by Speaker Pangalian Balindong and cabinet officials during meeting Wednesday, January 29 with the delegates of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. (GALao with photo from BPI-BARMM) COTABATO CITY — The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) presented Wednesday, January 29 the accomplishments of the…

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