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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BARMM lawmakers file creating, upgrading hospitals in Lanao del Sur and Tawi-Tawi

COTABATO CITY — Two bills aimed at establishing and upgrading hospitals in Lanao del Sur and Tawi-Tawi were filed by some members of the Parliament in the plenary today. Parliament Bill 128, a measure aiming to create a general hospital in Sitangkai, Tawi-Tawi, was introduced on first reading. While Parliament Bill 102, which seeks to…

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BARMM legislators file bill creating Bangsamoro Nutrition Council

COTABATO CITY — To help the government address the “hunger and malnutrition” in the Bangsamoro region, several members of the Parliament filed a bill that will establish the Bangsamoro Nutrition Council.  “Food security is vital in realizing and sustaining a healthy nutritional wellbeing,” authors of the bill said in an explanatory note. MP Amilbahar Mawallil…

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BARMM lawmaker wants to establish Barter Trade Center

COTABATO CITY — A bill aspiring to create a BARMM’s Barter Trade Center (BTC) was introduced on second reading in the plenary.  “Barter Trade is a lifeline that will help sustain the relationship of the Philippine Government through the Bangsamoro Autonomous Government with these three friendly countries [Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, and Malaysia],” MP Modayao Sacar…

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Bangsamoro Parliament thanks Senate, House for passing bills postponing BARMM elections

COTABATO CITY — The Bangsamoro Parliament has expressed gratitude and commendation to the Senate of the Philippines and the House of Representatives for passing bills extending the Bangsamoro transition period for another three years.  “We are grateful that the Senate heeded the clamor of the Bangsamoro people and extended the transition period to allow our…

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Bangsamoro Parliament calls for the office of Chief Minister to provide BARMM’s frontline healthcare workers financial assistance

COTABATO CITY – “Frontline healthcare workers are critical in the fight against Covid-19. Extending assistance and support to them is one way that the Bangsamoro Government can demonstrate its support for these frontline healthcare workers,” the Bangsamoro Parliament said.  In an approved resolution, the plenary has called the Office of the Chief Minister to provide…

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