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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


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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BARMM health exec says Mindanao Muslims assured of ‘halal’ vaccines

Sinovac is certified by the Indonesian halal certification body. Philippine halal certification board can certify AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines

March 3, 2021, 7:46 pm

COTABATO CITY – Health authorities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) said the region is sure to receive vaccines against Covid-19 certified as “halal” or permissible to the Islam faith.Dr. Amirel Usman, acting head of the BARMM health office, said… Read More

DUTERTE TO BANGSAMORO: Be loyal to cause of peace

Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) marks 2nd anniversary

Strengthened collaboration between the national government and the Bangsamoro government in achieving meaningful and lasting peace in Mindanao

 January 21, 2021

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday enjoined the Bangsamoro people to “remain loyal to the cause of peace.”Duterte made the call in his keynote speech delivered during the commemoration of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s (BARMM) second anniversary.

“I am indeed pleased [and] happy that in the past two years, we have strengthened the collaboration between the national government and the Bangsamoro government, a significant step in achieving meaningful and lasting peace in Mindanao,” he said in a speech delivered at Malacañan Palace. “My good friends, may we remain loyal to the cause of peace.”

The BARMM, established in 2019 after two plebiscites, replaced the now-defunct Autonomous Region Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) in the hopes of achieving lasting peace and security in the region.

Since the creation of BARMM, peace and stability in the region have prospered, Duterte said.

“As I have promised during the early part of my term, we have laid the groundwork for lasting peace and progress in Mindanao,” he said. Read More

Warring North Cotabato Muslim clans smoke peace pipe

COTABATO CITY – Warring families in the borders of North Cotabato and Lanao del Sur were brought together on Friday to end their long-drawn “rido” (family feud).

SETTLED. Members of Moro warring clans are emotional during a peaceful settlement of a long-standing family feud involving three big clans in Banisilan, North Cotabato and Wao, Lanao del Sur on Friday (Dec. 25, 2020). The clans had been at odds for three decades. (Photo courtesy of NoCot PIO)

Tears fell and excitement ran high after North Cotabato Governor Nancy Catamco, with the help of Lanao del Sur Governor Mamintal Adiong Jr., the Army’s 34th Infantry Battalion (34IB), and other local officials, successfully gathered the families who were locked in a decades-old clan war into the negotiating table in Banisilan, North Cotabato.

“I am very glad to be part of the settlement that reunited the families of Rajamuda, Mantitayan, Tidong,” Catamco said, referring to the families who live in Banisilan and the adjacent town of Wao in Lanao del Sur.

AFP CHIEF GAPAY: Islam ‘religion of peace’

FOSTERING PEACE. AFP chief-of-staff, Gen. Gilbert Gapay meets with local officials and religious leaders in Sulu at the Provincial Capital on Thursday (Dec. 10, 2020). During the meeting, Gapay said the AFP believes that Islam is a religion of peace and stressed the importance of cooperation between various stakeholders to prevent radicalization as part of efforts to combat terrorism. (Photo courtesy of AFP Public Affairs Office)

Calls for unity and cooperation between the AFP and the Muslim community to protect and shield vulnerable sectors of the society against radical groups

 December 11, 2020

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) believes that Islam is a religion of peace, its chief said on Thursday.Gen. Gilbert Gapay made this remark following a meeting with Sulu local government officials and religious leaders in Sumadja Hall, Provincial Capitol Thursday.”We in the… Read More

House bill resetting BARMM elections filed

Mangudadatu files bill resetting BARMM elections to 2025

 December 2, 2020

COTABATO CITY – Maguindanao 2nd District Rep. Esmael Mangudadatu has filed a bill in the House of Representatives seeking to move the elections in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) from 2022 to 2025.

The proposed measure effectively seeks to extend the transitionperiod for the BARMM set by the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) from 2019 to 2022 for another three years.  Read More