BTA backs BARMM transition extension to fully flesh out peace deals

By Ali G. Macabalang COTABATO CITY The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) has formalized the subtle campaign for a three-year extension in the tenure of its appointed members, with its passage on Nov. 17 of Resolution No. 332 for the purpose. The resolution rallied officially an earlier public statement of Bangsamoro interim Chief Minister Ahod “Hadji… Read More BTA backs BARMM transition extension to fully flesh out peace deals

BARMM assures journalists of protection, assistance

ALI G. MACABALANG COTABATO City Media practitioners working in or covering the Bangsamoro region have been assured of security from work-related threats and of prompt monetary assistance, in time with the recent commemoration of International Day to End Impunity for crimes against journalists.  Atty. Naguib Sinarimbo, Bagnsamoro government spokesman and Local Governments minister, made the… Read More BARMM assures journalists of protection, assistance

Senate committee OKs bill splitting Maguindanao

By Ali G. Macabalang (PHOTO: CONVERGENCE SUPPORT. Majority of the elected leaders of Maguindanao converge at the House in support of the division of their turf into two. — Photo supplied) COTABATO CITY The Senate Committee on Local Government has approved the proposal to divide Maguindanao into two provinces, according Rep. Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu, a… Read More Senate committee OKs bill splitting Maguindanao

House in grim state on eve of speakership tussle’s end

By Ali G. Macabalang COTABATO CITY On the eve of the news breaking conclusion of leadership tussle between Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Rep. Lord Alan Velasco, main doors in the House of Representatives were locked and the plenary session hall was dim or completely lightless. The grim scenario was exposed by Magundanao 2nd District Rep.… Read More House in grim state on eve of speakership tussle’s end

Revamp in Task Force Bangon Marawi pressed anew

Stakeholders in the campaign for rehabilitation of war-torn Marawi City and the recovery of its thousands of displaced resident families have continued to air dismay over the slow implementation of enabling state interventions, notably those being mandated for the Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) to lead, coordinate and harmonize.… Read More Revamp in Task Force Bangon Marawi pressed anew