Civil service eligibility eyed for long-serving BARMM employees

COTABATO CITY — BARMM employees who served continuously for at least seven years may get civil service eligibility once a bill pending in the Bangsamoro Parliament is passed into law. Parliament Bill 91, filed by Dr. Saffrullah Dipatuan, intends to cover temporary government employees occupying career posts for seven years. “While these temporary employees are…

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BTA directs Darul-Ifta to issue Islamic ruling on Halal conduct of BARMM officials and employees

COTABATO CITY— The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) adopted a resolution directing Bangsamoro Darul-Ifta to issue fatwa or Islamic ruling on what constitutes Halal conduct of Bangsamoro officials and employees. The BARMM officials and staff are “khalifa,” or stewards of Allah, according to the resolution, and must act with the utmost responsibility, integrity, loyalty, and efficiency. …

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BTA approves resolution supporting Moro legislators for protecting Moro people outside BARMM

COTABATO CITY – The Bangsamoro Parliament has backed Moro legislators on their efforts to ensure the protection and welfare of Bangsamoro people living outside the region.  All Parliament members approved the resolution who were physically and virtually present at Thursday’s session. The resolution, according to Atty. Rasol Mitmug Jr. is a way for the BTA…

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Bangsamoro Parliament mourns death of former President Noynoy Aquino

COTABATO CITY — The Bangsamoro Parliament adopted on Thursday a resolution expressing their “profound sympathy and sincere condolences” on the passing of former President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III.  The plenary unanimously approved Parliament Resolutions Nos. 456, 458, and 459, which were sponsored by many members of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority.  The fifteenth president of…

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Bangsamoro Parliament bill targets to create Parliament Corporate Body

COTABATO CITY— Amilbahar Mawallil, member of the Bangsamoro Parliament, urged the august body to pass a bill aiming to create a corporate body.  Mawallil emphasized the legislature’s role in promoting moral governance in the Bangsamoro Government. “The Parliament itself must be able to run its affairs independently and free from political pressures. This requires a…

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MPs support bill that seeks to acquire P50M-worth of oxygen tanks

COTABATO CITY — Several Members of the Parliament asked colleagues to pass a bill that would allocate P50-million to purchase additional oxygen tanks in the region. Ziaur-Rahman Adiong, Atty. Nabil Tan and Atty. Ubaida Pacasem presented the measure before the plenary to assist hospitals in the region experiencing scarcity of oxygen, ventilators and other supplies…

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Deputy Speaker Adiong hopes to pass bill recognizing the sacrifices of Maranao warriors

COTABATO CITY— Bangsamoro Parliament’s Deputy Speaker Ziaur-Rahman Adiong urged the Parliament to pass Parliament Bill No.93, a measure declaring May 2 as ‘Padang Karbala Day’. The bill seeks to annually honor the Maranao warriors’ courage, patriotism and martyrdom during the Moro-American war. “It is our duty to make sure that our people’s struggle persists not…

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BARMM legislators push for the establishment of district engineering offices in Cotabato City, North Cotabato

COTABATO CITY — BARMM lawmakers proposed to create district engineering offices in Cotabato City and 63 villages in North Cotabato. Engr. Baintan Adil Ampatuan, Atty. Laisa Alamia, Amilbahar Mawallil, Atty. Suharto Ambolodto, Engr. Don Mustapha Loong, Atty. Rasol Mitmug, Jr., and Rasul Esmael introduced to the plenary Parliament Bill No. 100 or “An Act Creating…

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