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Bangsamoro gov't supports global CRC treaty

COTABATO CITY --- Sectors in the Bangsamoro region promised Wednesday to promote the global children’s right treaty while restoring normalcy in conflict-stricken communities.

The symbolic pledging rite was one of the highlights in Wednesday’s commemoration here of the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, more known as the CRC.

The CRC is touted as the world’s most widely ratified human rights treaty.

Children, youth bring issues to BARMM leaders

COTABATO CITY - Children and youth groups from various parts of Bangsamoro region have filled the festive and colorful convention center in Cotabato City as the region celebrates 30th World Children’s day.

With their witty and dramatic stage performances, issues that haunts children and youth were raised. Most of these are recurring cycle of violence that hindered the development of the children.

The continuing conflict has brought them in the quagmire of poverty and lack of access to education, health and other services.

Islamic body issues ruling on BARMM family planning program

COTABATO CITY  – The Regional Darul Ifta (Islamic House of Opinion) today issued ruling on the implementation of the government’s reproductive health and family planning programs.

Health programs for the Bangsamoro region are now in accordance with the teachings of Islam after the Darul Ifta issued “fatwa” (Islamic rulings) on reproductive health and family planning, including the expanded program on immunization.

MFBM-BARMM finishes, submits 2020 Bangsamoro Expenditure Program

COTABATO CITY - The Ministry of Finance, and Budget and Management (MFBM-BARMM) finished and presented the first FY 2020 Bangsamoro Expenditure Program (BEP) to the members of the Cabinet yesterday, November 14 at the Bajau Hall, Office of the Chief Minister, BARMM Compound, Cotabato City.

This was made possible through the continuous support of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Central Office and Region 12.

63 North Cotabato barangays joining BARMM Nov.20

COTABATO CITY --- The Bangsamoro government will assume control on November 20 of 63 barangays in North Cotabato as what residents had wished for.

Voters in the 63 barangays in North Cotabato, which is under Administrative Region 12, voted in favor of the inclusion of their communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao during a plebiscite the Commission on Elections administered early this year.

4Ps beneficiaries in Maguindanao and Sulu to receive cash grants this November

COTABATO CITY  - The Bangsamoro Government’s Ministry of Social Services and Development (MSSD) is set to release the cash grants of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries in the provinces of Maguindanao and Sulu within this month.

In a radio interview, lawyer Raissa Jajurie, MSSD minister, said they are taking measures to ensure that nothing will be deducted from what the beneficiaries are supposed to receive. 

Maguindanao gov favors extension of Martial Law

COTABATO CITY – If she had her way, Maguindanao Governor Bai Meriam Sangki-Mangudadatu want Martial Law to continue in Mindanao, particularly in her province.

Mangudadatu said the Martial Law has given good results for the people of Maguindanao.

Speaking to reporters Tuesday, Mangudadatu believed Martial Law should continue in Maguindanao because this is what peace loving Maguindanaons want.

BARMM to fast-track enactment of regional budget

COTABATO CITY  - The Bangsamoro Government will fast-track the finalization and passage of the 2020 regional budget to avoid disruption in government operation.
 
BARMM Spokesperson Naguib Sinarimbo said “the urgency of that is if we fail to make appointments and comply with the publication requirements of the positions within December, we will have a situation where will not have a government operating by January 2020 and we don’t want that to happen.”
 

Fortified iron rice feeding program launched in BARMM

COTABATO CITY - The Bangsamoro Government’s Ministry of Education and the United Nations World Food Programme (UN-WFP) launched Tuesday, November 12, a feeding program designed to improve the health and school attendance of children in the region.
 
The program dubbed 'Fortified Iron Rice for School Feeding' was launched at Mao Elementary School in Datu Abdullah Sangki municipality in Maguindanao.
 
It aims to help improve the school attendance and performance of children in BARMM by serving them iron-fortified rice during school feeding.

Bangsamoro Chief Minister Ebrahim reshuffles regional cabinet

COTABATO CITY — A revamp in the Cabinet of Bangsamoro Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim officially took effect Monday, November 11.

Ebrahim initially made the announcement of minor changes in the setup of regional Cabinet officials in a meeting on November 4, 2019.

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