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BARMM head Murad cites gains as region marks 3rd anniversary

Poverty incidence in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has significantly decreased over the past three years, BARMM Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim said on Friday in Cotabato City.

Speaking during the culmination program of the week-long third anniversary of the region, Chief Minister Ahod “Murad” Ebrahim quoted a report from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) stating that the BARMM’s poverty incidence has significantly reduced from 55.9 percent in 2018 to 39.4 percent in 2021.

“We recorded the highest and the only double-digit reduction in terms of poverty incidence in the whole country. We achieved this despite the ongoing pandemic and despite undergoing the difficult transition period,” Ebrahim said in his online “Report to the Bangsamoro People” at the BARMM government center here. Read More

BARMM opens week-long celebration for 3rd founding anniversary

COTABATO CITY – The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) kicked off Monday the week-long celebration of its 3rd foundation anniversary.

The region had for its theme “Changing People’s Lives, Transforming the Bangsamoro: Celebrating and Sustaining the Gains of Peace and Moral Governance” this year that highlights the breakthroughs of the regional government in achieving peace and development and reforming the Bangsamoro for the past three years.

With the observance of strict health standards, a short program was held outside the BARMM main building where Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim, Senior Minister Abdulraof Macacua, and Bangsamoro Parliament Speaker Pangalian Balindong delivered their speeches.Read More

Gov’t, MILF start 3rd phase of decommissioning

The Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, with the help of the International Decommissioning Body (IDB), on Monday started decommissioning the third batch of MILF combatants in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao.

Former members of MILF’s Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF) patiently waited for their turn here to hand over their firearms for safekeeping and deactivation later.

The IDB will safely keep the firearms while other government agencies will attend to the reintegration process of the GPH-MILF peace agreement. READ MORE


Go says gov’t committed to lasting peace, progress in Mindanao

MANILA – The government is dedicated to sustaining President Rodrigo Duterte’s vision of long-lasting peace and development in the country.On Saturday, the President reiterated that commitment during the fourth anniversary of the liberation of Marawi from the Islamic State-linked… Read More

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Top 5 ‘innovative ideas’ in BARMM recognized

The five excellent ideas given recognition were the Garbage Recycle Project of Nurhanniesa M. Derico from Hope for Young Individual, Inc. – MILG Best Idea Award; the Bangsamoro Community Law of Ms. Kharsum H. Mohammad – JICA Best Idea Award; Floating Academy of Esmael U. Sema (Kaliyot B. Sali Peace Academy, Inc.) – MILG and JICA Awards; the Weaving Every Dream of Sama Dilaut in Tawi-Tawi led by Nur-mukin A. Usman of 3i – MILG Award; and the MFC: Battle against the Misinfodemic by Amalhayah M. Alikhan – JICA Award.

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 September 18, 2021

COTABATO CITY – The Ministry of the Interior and Local Government – Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (MILG-BARMM) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have awarded the top five best entries for their “Bangsamoro Idea Challenge – A Call for Innovative… Read More

LEGARDA lauds House approval of BARMM Elections Postponement bill

Three-term Senator, Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, principal author of the bill, commended the approval on third reading of House Bill No. 10121 which seeks to amend Section 13 Article XVI of Republic Act No. 11054, also known as the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

Legarda, who filed the measure as House Bill 8116 on December 1, 2020, expressed that the passage of this bill will allow the Bangsamoro Government to attend to more urgent needs of the people especially during this time of the pandemic.

The bill provides for the postponement of the conduct of the first regular elections of the Bangsamoro government in 2022 to 2025 instead, as mandated by RA 11054.


According to Legarda, the postponement of the elections to synchronize with the 2025 national elections would allow for the strengthening of the BARMM’s foundations for a stronger regional government and economy while also providing an adequate amount of time for the full transition of the BARMM to fully transpire.

“The additional few years would ensure a more effective implementation of the programs and operations of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority. I therefore join the entire Bangsamoro region in welcoming the approval of this important measure ,” Legarda concluded.