New or better normal is now in order – MP Latiph

Cotabato City (July 21, 2020) – “With the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, life as we know it has ended and a new or better normal is now in order.” Thus, asserted Bangsamoro Transition Authority Member of Parliament Atty. Maisara Damdamun-Latiph in the editorial of the second issue of the newsletter, “Empowering Voices”. The Office of…

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BTA Parliament holds 3rd and final public hearing on Marawi rehab

BTA Parliament’s Special Committee on Marawi conducted today, July 20, 2020 its third and final “public hearing” with BARMM government officials and international non-government organizations. (GALao, Publication and Media Division, BTA Parliament)   COTABATO CITY — The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Parliament’s Special Committee on Marawi continued its third and final “public hearing” today, July…

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BTA Parliament reaches out to Bangsamoro LSIs in Metro Manila

HELPING HANDS — Members of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Parliament extended cash assistance Wednesday, July 08, 2020 to more than 500 Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) in Metro Manila. (GALao with photo by Office of MP Diamila Disimban-Ramos) MANILA — The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Parliament has extended aid Wednesday, July 08 to more than…

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MP Silongan presents draft Bangsamoro Civil Service Code

FAST-TRACKING — Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Member of Parliament Engr. Aida M. Silongan presented the draft Bangsamoro Civil Service Code Wednesday, July 08 before cabinet members of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Regional government. (Photo courtesy of the Office of MP Engr. Aida M. Silongan) COTABATO CITY — After series of extensive consultation to various stakeholders, the…

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MP Esmael assists returning students from Saudi Arabia

REPATRIATED — Fifteen (15) returning Filipino students from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) arrived safely in the country following the cancellation of classes as announced earlier by the Kingdom’s Ministry of Education. (Photo courtesy of the Office of MP Abduladzis M. Esmael) COTABATO CITY — Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Member of Parliament (MP) Abduladzis…

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Official Statement of Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Parliament Speaker Atty. PANGALIAN M. BALINDONG on the recent “Shooting Incident” in Sulu:

We have to act. We have to get to the bottom of this latest challenge to finally having permanent peace in the region. We deserve so much more. We have been working vigorously, assiduously, with unremitting and uncompromising perspicacity, so that finally we can reach that evanescent if not elusive peace and development for this…

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MIPA distributes coffee seedlings to IP communities

SERVING THE MARGINALIZED SECTOR — IP communities in Datu Saudi Ampatuan received 4,000 seedlings from the BARMM government through the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples Affairs (MIPA) in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Agrarian Reform (MAFAR). (Photo courtesy of the Office of MP Melanio Ulama) COTABATO CITY — The Ministry of Indigenous Peoples…

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Education Minister Iqbal upholds ‘cease and desist order’ vs. provisional, temporary employees

Minister Mohagher Iqbal of the Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE) defended the ‘cease and desist’ order he issued against provisional and temporary employees of the Ministry. The cease and desist order was contained in Memorandum Order No. 154 issued March 5 , 2020 and Memorandum Order No. 194-B dated April 30, 2020.…

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Parliament Speaker calls to reflect amidst Covid-19 pandemic

(Photo courtesy of MILFchairmanOfficial) COTABATO CITY — Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Parliament Speaker Atty. Ali Pangalian M. Balindong has called on the Bangsamoro to reflect amidst the ongoing Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) global pandemic crisis. In his ceremonial speech during opening of the Parliament’s second regular session Tuesday, June 16 held at the Shariff Kabunsuan Cultural…

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