Bangsamoro transition extension bill passed on 3rd reading; next hurdle: bicam conference

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Sept) –  By a vote of 187 -0-0 , the House of Representatives on Wednesday passed on third and final reading House Bll 10121 extending until 2025 the transition period in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) by resetting the date of the first election of the 80-member… Continue reading Bangsamoro transition extension bill passed on 3rd reading; next hurdle: bicam conference

BANGSAMORO SPEAKS: Reflections and Challenges: Philippine Supreme Court Review Powers over Decisions of Shari’a Courts

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 02 Sept) — At the outset, this reflection piece suggests to readers “The Introduction of Muslim Law into the Philippines Legal System” published in Solidarity, vol. X, no. 6 (July-August, 1975}. Advocacy writing was formatted in our submission for institutional “fit” to the Judiciary Code Committee headed by Fred Ruiz Castro… Continue reading BANGSAMORO SPEAKS: Reflections and Challenges: Philippine Supreme Court Review Powers over Decisions of Shari’a Courts

BOOK REVIEW: Revolutionary Democrat: The Life and Times of Pangalian Balindong

Book:  Revolutionary Democrat: The Life and Times of Pangalian M. Balindon Author: Prof. Edmundo S. Tayao Published in 2021 by  JNPM Graphic Design and Printing Services, Mandaluyong City COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 29 August) —  Speaker Ali Pangalian Marohom Balindong of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority delightfully shares that efforts by representatives of Muslims and Indigenous Peopless  in Congress… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Revolutionary Democrat: The Life and Times of Pangalian Balindong

BOOK REVIEW: Revolutionary Democrat: The Life and Times of Pangalian Balindong

Book:  Revolutionary Democrat: The Life and Times of Pangalian M. Balindon Author: Prof. Edmundo S. Tayao Published in 2021 by  JNPM Graphic Design and Printing Services, Mandaluyong City COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 29 August) —  Speaker Ali Pangalian Marohom Balindong of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority delightfully shares that efforts by representatives of Muslims and Indigenous Peopless  in Congress… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Revolutionary Democrat: The Life and Times of Pangalian Balindong

Use of both Hijri and Gregorian calendars a must soon in Bangsamoro region

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 August) —  Dates of documents, communications and other forms of formal correspondence in government offices and public and private schools in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) will soon be based on both the Hijri and Gregorian calendars. The interim Bangsamoro Parliament last week passed on third reading… Continue reading Use of both Hijri and Gregorian calendars a must soon in Bangsamoro region

Sweden, UK partner with UNDP to support women, peace & security in Bangsamoro

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Philippines has collaborated with the governments of Sweden and the United Kingdom to support women, peace and security (WPS) in the Bangsamoro region. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Among the key projects that the partnership will cover is the Women Insider Mediators – Rapid Action and Mobilization… Continue reading Sweden, UK partner with UNDP to support women, peace & security in Bangsamoro

With desalination machines, Bangsamoro island residents can now drink water from the sea

POLLOC Port, Parang, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 31 July) –   “A dream come true,” Bangsamoro Chief Minister Ahod “Al Haj Murad” Ebrahim said at the inspection and launching Friday of the first three of 10 desalination machines purchased by the Bangsamoro government to  provide potable water for island communities in Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-tawi. Ebrahim and… Continue reading With desalination machines, Bangsamoro island residents can now drink water from the sea

Duterte’s last SONA: mum on Marawi compensation and Bangsamoro transition extension

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 July) –  President Rodrigo Duterte said nothing about the Marawi compensation and Bangsamoro transition extension bills during his sixth and last State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, exactly three years to the day he signed  into law the Bangsamoro Organic Law, disappointing thousands who had earlier appealed to… Continue reading Duterte’s last SONA: mum on Marawi compensation and Bangsamoro transition extension

Peace group to Duterte: Do the right thing for Mindanao

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 28 July) – Peace advocacy group Mindanao Peoples Caucus (MPC) appealed to President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday “to continue shepherding the Bangsamoro peace process” even if he failed to ask Congress to extend the transition period during his final State of the Nation Address (SONA). Children in Maguindanao join the call… Continue reading Peace group to Duterte: Do the right thing for Mindanao

Moro CSOs express dismay over Duterte after skipping Bangsamoro extension issue in SONA

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 27 July) – Moro civil society organizations (CSOs) were dismayed over the failure of President Rodrigo Duterte to push the extension of the transition period in the Bangsamoro region as a priority legislative measure during his sixth and final State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday. Members of Moro civil… Continue reading Moro CSOs express dismay over Duterte after skipping Bangsamoro extension issue in SONA