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Solid progress on the political track but performance on normalization needs to accelerate TPMT

The TPMT says that all inter-governmental relations mechanisms are now operational which is essential for effective coordination between the two governments in Manila and Cotabato. In a major win for the peace process, all factions of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) are now represented in the Bangsamoro Parliament. These steps further consolidate the foundations for meaningful...

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BTA MP Basman renews call for ceasefire in Gaza

In a privilege speech delivered Thursday, November 16,  MP Basman, concurrent Deputy Floor Leader,, said the Israeli government’s bombing of hospitals in Gaza and supposed safe zones and passage routes, its attacks on civilians, journalists, and medical professionals, and its refusal to provide access to food, water, electricity, and medical supplies are “war crimes.”“This is plainly, and...

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MILG-BARMM constructs new municipal hall in former Maute group lair in Butig town

The construction of the P25 million worth local government operations center in the hinterland Butig municipality in the first district of Lanao del Sur was bankrolled by the regional government of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao via its Ministry of the Interior and Local Government (MILG) said a report Thursday.Adiong expressed his gratitude to the MILG-BARMM...

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Colombian envoy tours once hostile, former MILF stronghold

Officials of the Bangsamoro region and constituent-business groups announced on Monday that the visit on Thursday of Colombian Ambassador to the Philippines Marcela Ordoñez to the now state controlled Camp Iranun, the former Camp Abubakar of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, can prove to investors abroad that it is now safe to put up agricultural projects in hinterlands around.Camp Iranun,...

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DBM Sec Pangandamen hails PBBM for approving Muslim celebration

“I thank President Marcos for signing the AO constituting the Situmiayat Wakhamsun Aldhikraa National Committee which shall take charge of the preparations for this celebration even as early as now,” Pangandaman said.“The Committee, chaired by the Executive Secretary, with the NHCP (National Historical Commission of the Philippines) as vice chair and with DBM as one of its members, will...

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