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PEACE ADVOCATES. Lawyer Naguib Sinarimbo (middle) meets with noted scholar Abhoud Sayeed Lingga (left), onetime peace panel member for the then Moro Islamic Liberation Front. (Photo courtesy of Mr. Sinarimbo’s Facebook page)

Peace will tap big economic potentials

 March 31, 2021

COTABATO CITY – A leading civil executive in Southern Philippines has expressed the need for long-term stability in the region so that this may pave the way for investments in fields like trade and maritime development.This, according to lawyer Naguib Sinarimbo, spokesperson for the Bangsamoro… Read More


BARMM transition extension supporters Orlando Cardinal Quevedo (left) and North Cotabato Governor Nancy Catamco (right). (Photos courtesy of Governor Catamco’s  office and CBCP’s FB page)

BTA term extension gets more backers

 January 25, 2021

COTABATO CITY – Peace advocacy group, Save Sulu Movement (SSM), has joined the calls for extending the three-year transition period of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

The Bangsamoro Organic Law sets the transition phase of the region in 2022, but regional leaders… Read More

Lanao town builds solar-powered irrigation, water supply systems

A long dream come true

By Ali G. Macabalang

SOLAR-POWERED IRRIGATION AND WATER SUPPLY. Taraka Lady Mayor Nashiba Gandamra-Sumagayan, Vice Mayor Odin Sumagayan, Lanao del Sur Gov. Mamintal “Bombit” Adiong, MinDA Chair Emmanuel “Manny” Pinol and DBP president Emmanuel Herbosa flashing festive hands’ signs after planting the construction time capsule

Amid anxieties in the global Coronavirus pandemic, on one hand, and jubilation for the 2nd founding anniversary celebration of the Bangsamoro autonomy region, on the other, local officials alongside higher authorities have begun constructing six units of Solar-Powered Irrigation System (IPIS) and a water supply system to magnify rice production and end as well residents’ risky drinking of untreated river water.

“This is a long dream come true,” Mayor Nashiba Sumagayan said in an emotional speech at the groundbreaking rite here on Thursday, January 21 for the construction of the facilities funded by the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) and brokered by the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA). READ MORE

Portion of Taraka River and the aerial view of the construction site,

BARMM to build town halls for 5 Maguindanao LGUs

BARMM to build town halls for 5 Maguindanao LGUs

 January 23, 2021

COTABATO CITY – The Ministry of the Interior and Local Government of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (MILG-BARMM) will build town halls and legislative buildings in five towns in Maguindanao. The undertaking aims to enhance the delivery of government services to the public, said… Read More

BARMM gets vehicles, cold chain equipment from IOM, Germany, UK

 January 22, 2021

MANILA – The International Organization for Migration (IOM), together with the British Embassy Manila and the German government, handed over critical medical vehicles and equipment to the Ministry of Health (MOH) in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) to support the… Read More