Bangsamoro Parliament condemns Israel’s violence against Palestinians

COTABATO CITY – A resolution condemning the Israeli Government’s cruel attacks in Palestine has been adopted in the Bangsamoro Parliament. The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA), through the proposed Resolution No. 431, expressed sympathy and support to the victims of the Israel-Gaza conflict.  Israeli forces have attacked Palestinians, destroyed the Al Aqsa mosque, and struck Government, commercial,…

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Bill that seeks to upgrade bed capacity of Buluan District Hospital now on second stage

COTABATO CITY – Several members of Bangsamoro Parliament are seeking to upgrade the Buluan district hospital’s facilities and professional healthcare services by increasing its bed capacity from 75 to 200.  Under the proposed Parliament Bill No. 92, the construction and upgrading of the hospital facilities would be under the direct supervision and control of the BARMM’s…

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Bill establishing BARMM’s Sustainable Development Board enters first reading

COTABATO CITY – The proposed Parliament Bill No. 53  or Bangsamoro Sustainable Development Board Act of 2020 was introduced to the plenary on Tuesday afternoon.  It was filed by Member of Parliament Abdulraof Macacua.  The measure proposed to create a Bangsamoro Sustainable Development Board which would ensure “the integration and harmonization of economic, social, and environmental considerations…

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Bill creating Irrigation Coordinating Office introduced to Bangsamoro Parliament

COTABATO CITY – Some members of the Bangsamoro Parliament filed a measure seeking to create the Bangsamoro Irrigation Coordinating Office. Engr. Baintan Adil Ampatuan, Amir Mawallil, and Atty. Laisa Alamia introduced to the plenary the BTA Bill No, 107 or Bangsamoro  Irrigation Coordinating Act on 2021. According to the proposed bill, the Bangsamoro Government will…

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BARMM Chief Minister Ebrahim, Speaker Balindong appeal for BTA term extension

COTABATO CITY – Bangsamoro Chief Minister Ahod “Al Haj Murad” Ebrahim and Parliament Speaker Atty. Pangalian Balindong stressed the need for extending Bangsamoro Transition Authority’s (BTA) term during the ceremonial opening of the third regular session on Tuesday, June 15. Despite  bureaucratic hurdles, Ebrahim said, “the call for the  extension of the transition period has never been…

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Bills approved by the Bangsamoro Parliament since its creation in 2019

As the third regular session of the Bangsamoro Parliament begins tomorrow, here is an overview of the bills that have been passed into law. There are approximately 100 bills filed in the plenary. Eighteen of the proposed measures were passed. These legislative measures have established (1) the operation of priority codes, (2) the creation and…

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What are the functions of the Bangsamoro Parliament Officers?

The Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) mandates the power of the Members of the Parliament (MPs) to appoint officers composed of the Speaker, Deputy Speakers, and the other officers.  The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) officers are chaired by the Speaker, followed by the Deputy Speakers, Majority and Minority Floor Leaders.  This governing body performs a significant…

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What are the functions of the Bangsamoro Parliament’s Committees?

Committees of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) are composed of Members of the Parliament (MPs), who are experts in recognized fields necessary for the fulfilment of the interim government’s duties specified in the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). All committees have ‘oversight functions and responsibilities’, including setting legislative targets, reviewing the performance of offices, and securing…

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Senator Drilon urges Senate to expedite bill resetting BARMM elections

COTABATO CITY – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon urged his colleagues in the chamber to speed up the passage of the legislation that would extend the transition period in the Bangsamoro until 2025 “to provide stability in the region.” “We cannot bungle and mess up with what is otherwise a simple postponement of the BARMM election.…

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