Bangsamoro Parliament bill seeks to upgrade Datu Halun Sakilan Hospital in Tawi-Tawi

COTABATO CITY — A bill seeking to upgrade Datu Halun Sakilan Hospital, a government-run provincial hospital in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi, has been filed by several BARMM lawmakers. Dr. Saffrullah Dipatuan introduced Parliament Bill No. 100, or “Datu Halun Sakilan Memorial Hospital Upgrade Act of 2021,” to increase the hospital’s bed capacity to 100.  Based on the…

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MP Alamia pushes for Parliamentary Women Caucus

COTABATO CITY—Minority Leader Atty. Laisa Masuhud Alamia pushed for the passage of a measure that would establish a Women’s Caucus in the Bangsamoro Parliament.  The Caucus will serve as a platform for women in the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) to unite and consolidate representation, bridge political divisions, and mobilize political consensus to support gender equality…

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Bill creating Bangsamoro veteran Mujahideen and Mujahidat office now on second reading

COTABATO CITY —A measure creating the Bangsamoro Veteran Mujahideen Affairs Office, which will cater to the needs of the underprivileged “veteran mujahideen” or those who fought for the Bangsamoro’s long-sought autonomy is now up on second reading. Engr. Aida Silongan introduced Parliament Bill No. 25, also known as the Bangsamoro Veteran Mujahideen Act, before the plenary.…

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MP Abas files bill to establish special geographic area field health office in North Cotabato

COTABATO CITY— Dr. Zul Qarneyn Abas introduced a bill to create a special geographic area field health office for 63 barangays in North Cotabato. The “Special Geographic Area Field Health Office Act of 2021” seeks to provide comprehensive and integrated health services in 63 villages in six (6) North Cotabato towns that voted to inclusion…

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Kinds of Bills in the Bangsamoro Parliament

According to the BTA’s Parliamentary Rules, Procedures, and Practices, there are three kinds of bills such as the (1) cabinet bill, (2) committee bill, and (3) private member bill. KINDS OF BILLS IN THE BANGSAMORO PARLIAMENT Source: PARLIAMENTARY RULES, PROCEDURES, AND PRACTICES OF THE BANGSAMORO TRANSITION AUTHORITY BillA bill is a proposed measure, amendment, or…

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BTA, MPW install solar-powered street lights and lead groundbreaking of various infrastructure projects

COTABATO CITY — The Bangsamoro Transition Authority, in partnership with the BARMM’s Ministry of Public Works, led the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of different infrastructure projects and installed solar-powered street lights in selected areas in the region. As part of the BTA’s Transitional Development Impact Fund (TDIF), the office of Engr. Aida Silongan installed…

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Farmers’ cooperatives receive farm equipment from BTA

COTABATO CITY — Several members of the Bangsamoro Parliament turned over farm equipment to various cooperatives in the region to help them increase agricultural productivity. The distribution of the farm equipment is part of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority’s Transitional Development Impact Fund (TDIF) with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Agrarian Reform (MAFAR) as the…

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Parliament approves bill protecting Overseas Bangsamoro Workers

COTABATO CITY – The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) approved a measure that seeks to institutionalize policies that would protect overseas Bangsamoro workers and their families. “Indeed, this is a clear manifestation that the Bangsamoro Government through the Ministry of Labor and Employment (MOLE) is strongly committed to protecting our Overseas Bangsamoro Worker against abuses or…

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