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

SENATE okays resetting of BARMM elections

From May 2022 to May 2025, synchronized with the national elections

 September 6, 2021

MANILA – The Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading the bill seeking to reset the first regular elections in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) with a vote of 15-3-1.Senate Bill No. 2214, sponsored by Local Government Committee Chairman Francis Tolentino,… Read More

DUTERTE asked to certify as urgent bills extending the Bangsamoro transition

President leaves extension decision to Congress

 May 17, 2021

President Rodrigo Duterte will let Congress act on measures seeking for the extension of the transition period in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) until June 30, 2025, instead of 2022, Malacañang said on Monday.Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque… Read More

Cotabato City set for official turnover to BARMM Dec. 15

 November 28, 2020

COTABATO CITY is set to be officially transferred to the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s (BARMM) jurisdiction in December this year, an official said.“We thank President Rodrigo Duterte for keeping the spirit of the discussion last year in Malacañang… Read More

Duterte meets with Ebrahim in Davao City

President briefed on the Bangsamoro government’s significant accomplishments

 November 25, 2020

President Rodrigo Duterte met with Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim and other officials of the interim Bangsamoro government in Davao City on Monday.According to the official Bangsamoro government Facebook page, Murad briefed Duterte… Read More

BARMM administrative code signed into law

BARMM ADMINISTRATIVE LAW. Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim shows the new regional administrative code that he signed into regional law on Tuesday (Nov. 17, 2020). The new BARMM governmental law will define the structure and rules of governance of the region. (Photo courtesy of BPI-BARMM)

Code defines the structural, functional, and procedural principles and rules of the region’s governance

 November 18, 2020

COTABATO CITY—The administrative code of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) was enacted into law.BARMM Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim and Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Parliament Speaker Pangalian Balindong led the ceremonial signing on Tuesday afternoon… Read More

Palace to review plan to extend Bangsamoro transition by 3 years

 November 19, 2020

Malacañang on Thursday said it will review the proposed resolution of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) urging the Congress to extend the Bangsamoro transition period from year 2022 to 2025.In a Palace press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this… Read More

MUSLIMIN SEMA, reelected MNLF chair vows for peace collaboration in BARMM

COTABATO CITY – Reelected Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) Central Committee (CC) chair Muslimin Sema vowed to continue working with his counterparts to achieve peace in the Bangsamoro areas of Mindanao.Sema was reelected and positioned anew as chair of the MNLF–CC, one of the two… Read More

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