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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MP Macacua extends aid through Bangsamoro SALIG project

AID — Media frontliners from RMN- DXMY Cotabato received assistance through the Bangsamoro “Services and Actions with Love and Integrity from the Government” or SALIG project of Member of the Parliament Abdulraof “Sammy Gambar” A. Macacua. (Office of MP Macacua, BTA Parliament) COTABATO CITY — Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Member of the Parliament Abdulraof “Sammy…

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BTA Parliament opens 2nd regular session

Members of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Parliament held its 2nd regular session Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (Zoom Screen Photo) COTABATO CITY — The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Parliament officially opened its 2nd regular session on Tuesday, June 16 following the minimum health standards set by the Bangsamoro Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF) on Covid-19 in…

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Speaker Balindong donates 50,000 surgical masks to PNP frontliners

ASSISTANCE TO FRONTLINERS — Lanao del Sur PPO Provincial Director PCol. Madzgani M. Mukaram (2nd from left) received Monday, June 15 the 50,000 pieces of surgical masks from Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Agrarian Reform – Lanao del Sur Provincial Director Pangalian “Alexie” Alonto Balindong, Jr., (3rd from right) donated by Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA)…

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MP Candao provides rice assistance to MILF-BIAF, families

CARE — Ms. Susan Silongan, a civilian from Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao hands over a relief pack to an elderly beneficiary during recent relief operation in the area. (Photo courtesy of the Office of MP Bai Maleiha B. Candao) COTABATO CITY — Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Member of the Parliament (MP) Bai Maleiha B. Candao has…

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Speaker Balindong constitutes BTA ‘Bids and Awards Committee’

Cotabato City (June 10, 2020) – Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Parliament Speaker Ali Pangalian Balindong has appointed Prof. Raby Angkal, BTA Secretary-General, as the new chairperson of Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), effective June 1. According to Balindong, the BAC chairperson will serve a one year term of office from the date of the designation.…

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MP Latiph comes up with quarterly newsletter ‘Empowering Voices’

Cotabato City (June 10, 2020) – The Office of Member of Parliament Maisara C. Damdamun-Latiph has come up with a quarterly newsletter, ‘Empowering Voices’ that aims to give relevant and timely information about the situation of the Bangsamoro on the ground. Damdamun-Latiph said ‘Empowering Voices’ means serving the vulnerable sectors and at-risk families, “giving them…

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