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into law, the Muslim Mindanao Act 164, also known as the Regional Madrasah Graduate Education Act of 2003, would be repealed.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 put up hospital in Tawi-Tawi

COTABATO CITY — Several members of the Bangsamoro Parliament filed a bill establishing a general hospital in the province of Tawi-Tawi to be known as Sheikh Salamat Hashim Memorial Hospital. MP Eddie Alih, one of the principal authors of the bill, said that the proposed Parliament Bill 135 seeks to establish a level 1 general…

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BARMM lawmakers file bill creating hospital in Basilan

COTABATO CITY – Another measure seeking to create a hospital in the municipality of Tipo-Tipo, Basilan, was filed in the plenary by several members of the Bangsamoro Parliament. The proposed Parliament Bill 127 was introduced by MPs Abdulmuhmin Mujahid, Zul Qarneyn Abas, Atty. Laisa Alamia, Faiz Alauddin, Alzad Sattar, Hatimil Hassan, Muslima Asmawil, and Muslimin…

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BARMM lawmakers push to establish Transitional Justice Reconciliation mechanisms

COTABATO CITY – To address legitimate grievances of the Bangsamoro people, historical injustices, human rights violations, and marginalization through land dispossession, some members of the Bangsamoro Parliament pushed for the establishment of Transitional Justice and Reconciliation (TJR) mechanisms. The principal author of the four legislative measures, Minority Leader Atty. Laisa Alamia said that one of…

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Bangsamoro Parliament approves P10-billion from 2020, 2021 Special Development Fund

 COTABATO CITY — The Bangsamoro Parliament unanimously approved a bill appropriating P10-billion from the 2020 and 2021 Special Development Fund on third and final reading. A total of 40 members of the Parliament, both physically and virtually present, voted in favor of Parliament Bill 139 sponsored by the Government of the Day, with no other…

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Bangsamoro Parliament condemns killing of 2 MSU students, other violence committed against LGBTQ+ members

COTABATO CITY — The Bangsamoro Parliament has denounced the killings of two students at Mindanao State University (MSU)-Marawi and acts of violence against members of the LGBTQ+ community in Datu Piang, Maguindanao. Through the approved resolutions, members of the Bangsamoro Parliament urged the Bangsamoro Government through the Office of Chief Minister, relevant ministries, and constituent…

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