Bangsamoro Transition Authority finalizes common legislative-executive agenda

COTABATO CITY— The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) agreed to prioritize the enactment of ten key legislative measures for this year, after their four-day strategic planning. Members of the Parliament discussed and consolidated priority measures during the BTA’s recently concluded seminar-workshop, which was in partnership with its EU-funded partner, Support to Bangsamoro Transition (SUBATRA). Local government,…

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BTA, SUBATRA to develop strategic plan and common legislative-executive agenda

COTABATO CITY  — In a bid to develop a common legislative-executive agenda and strategic plan for the Bangsamoro Transition Authority, members of the Bangsamoro Parliament are participating a four-day seminar-workshop from July 5 to July 8 in Cotabato City. The activity is in partnership with the Support to Bangsamoro Transition (SUBATRA), an European Union (EU)-funded…

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BTA assists orphans, detainees in Marawi

COTABATO CITY — The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA), through its Transitional Development Impact Fund (TDIF) projects of members of the Parliament, provided assistance to orphans and detainees in Marawi City. Around 134 detainees and 85 orphans received school supplies, hygiene kits, and maternal kits. Saksi Orphanage and Learning Center and Lanao Del Sur Provincial Jail…

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Defense chief Lorenzana remains in favor of the Bangsamoro transition extension

COTABATO CITY — Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has expressed his full support for extending the Bangsamoro Transition Authority’s term for another three years. In a pre-SONA activity on Tuesday, June 29, Lorenzana reiterated that the extension would provide the Bangsamoro region enough time to make a genuine and successful transition.  “I…

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BARMM acquires land for Muslim public cemetery and repairs mosques in Sulu

COTABATO CITY —  The construction of another Muslim cemetery has started after Sahie Udjah, a member of the Bangsamoro Parliament, led the groundbreaking ceremony on June 26 in the province of Sulu. Udjah allotted P2.5 million to construct the Muslim cemetery located at Sitio Matanda, Barangay Buansa, Indanan, Sulu.  He said that the cemetery would…

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Bangsamoro Parliament votes to support National Hijab Day

COTABATO CITY—Twenty-four members of the Bangsamoro Parliament approved, through nominal voting, a resolution supporting consolidated bills in the Senate declaring February 1 as National Hijab Day. The resolution lauded House Bill No. 8249 and Senate Bill 2081, aiming to annually recognize Muslim women’s contributions to nation-building and moral governance. Women wear hijabs with pride, honor,…

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Proposed “geotagging” bill to ensure transparency on BARMM’s infrastructure projects

COTABATO CITY — To ensure transparency and efficient project monitoring, several of the Bangsamoro Parliament members proposed a measure that will institutionalize a region-wide geotagging system for infrastructure projects in BARMM. Engr. Don Mustapha Loong, one of the authors, said that “while geotagging is currently in place in the Ministry of Public Works, the system…

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Two BARMM legislators file bill establishing hospitals in Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur

COTABATO CITY — Two members of the Bangsamoro Parliament filed bills seeking to construct provincial and municipal hospitals in Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur. Parliament Bill 114 filed by Dr. Zul Qarneyn Abas and Atty. Maisara Damdamun-Latiph seeks to establish a provincial hospital in Tugaya, Lanao del Sur. The proposed Lanao del Sur Provincial Hospital…

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Bangsamoro Parliament bill wants regional database for informal sector workers

COTABATO CITY — To provide equal protection to the informal workers and ensure they receive assistance from the government, some members of the Bangsamoro Parliament are pushing for the institutionalization of the registration and database of all members of the informal economy. The authors of Parliament Bill 109, or the Informal Economy Registration and Bangsamoro…

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