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My coworkers and I in the ARMM bid our goodbyes, both to the work we spent years doing and to the people with whom we did those jobs. This is, at its root, more of a shift in gears than a goodbye.
The museum opens as the second round of voting for the Bangsamoro takes place
The historic vote creates the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, a more powerful political entity that allows the Bangsamoro people a chance at genuine self-governance
The support of the BOL now should not end with the final vote count of the mid-term elections. The success of the Bangsamoro is our success as a nation.
Malacañang declares January 21 a special non-working day in the areas to give the people 'the opportunity to actively and fully participate in the plebiscite and exercise their right to vote'
I am telling this story because this is how I finally understood how I came to truly appreciate identifying as a Bangsamoro
ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman recalls the long road to peace, thanking both former President Benigno Aquino III and President Rodrigo Duterte for their commitment to the Bangsamoro peace process
Getting more ARMM youth to vote in the January 21, 2019 plebiscite will increase chances for the BOL to be ratified, says International Alert Philippines
The good faith doctrine is ‘inapplicable in a situation where there are circumstances that should have prompted the government officials to make further inquiries,’ says the High Court
But the Conflict Alert 2018 report also points out that the Duterte administration's heavy security approach will not be enough to address violent conflicts in the southern region
A dramatic rise in the use of improvised explosive devices and shift to group-related attacks from individual attacks defined ARMM conflicts last year, according to the Conflict Alert 2018 report
(UPDATED) 'We cannot build peace on lies,' says ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman, in response to claims of former senator Juan Ponce Enrile
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Here's the document signed by President Rodrigo Duterte, creating a new Bangsamoro region in place of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
The expo was opened to public on June 18 and will stay open until the end of December 2018
Vice President Leni Robredo, meanwhile, hopes for the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law. ARMM governor Mujiv Hataman prays to Allah for help in overcoming challenges.
The Senate and the House of Representatives versions of the BBL bill water down the powers of the proposed new Bangsamoro region
28 senators and representatives are chosen to reconcile conflicting provisions in the bills separately passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives
'Marawi will rise again. It will rise with the renewed strength and courage of our people,' says ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman a year after the battle between government troops and terrorists reduced Marawi City to rubble
'I’m calling the attention of Malacañang to investigate all DPWH officials and all congressmen who are contractors,' says Public Works Assistant Secretary Tingagun Ampaso Umpa in a social media post after Malacañang asked for his resignation over alleged corruption
(UPDATED) No amendments are included in the committee report on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law despite 22 hearings held to discuss provisions of the measure
(3RD UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte advises Justice Assistant Secretary Moslemen Macarambon Sr and Public Works Assistant Secretary Tingagun Ampaso Umpa to resign 'or face termination for corruption'
The Comelec says the only possible exception is a town in Northern Samar, where the poll body is verifying the status of the barangay and SK elections
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A province-wide plebiscite election would determine whether 6 towns – Tagoloan, Balo-I, Pantar, Munai, Tangcal, and Nunungan – will be included or excluded from Bangsamoro Basic Law territories
'A lot of this you have to understand needs the acceptance of the public outside of the area. Because taxes from Luzon, Visayas will be provided here and if the people do not agree that this money is being spent correctly, then we will have a problem.'
Members of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission and some senators are lukewarm to the 'difficult' and complicated idea
According to the latest Conflict Alert, the biggest causes of violent conflict in 2016 are shadow economy issues, while political issues such as rebellion and extremism caused more fatalities
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(UPDATED) The President proposes a Congress session where leaders of various groups, including MILF and MNLF, can present their versions of the Bangsamoro basic law
Mohagher Iqbal says laws that protect non-Islamized tribes will be recognized in the proposed Bangsamoro entity
'If we do not act on it expeditiously, I think that we are headed for trouble,' says President Rodrigo Duterte on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law
The Bangsamoro Transition Commission does not specify the reason for the postponement of the event, originally scheduled November 3 to 4
Former Tawi-Tawi Governor Sahali pleads guilty to irregularities in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) filed from 2007-2013
DTI-ARMM Secretary Anwar Malang says he wants to promote programs that will be sustainable given the current situation in the region
3RD UPDATE We respect the process but sad because the Philippines and the Moro National Liberation Front have agreements says Misuari s spokesperson Emmanuel Fontanilla
Fatima Daud Baliwan alias Timaw is behind the notorious Baliwan Drug Group in the Autonomous Region in Mindanao according to PDEA
Teduray leader Timuay Santos Unsad says the current version of the proposed BBL does not include provisions protecting non Islamized indigenous tribes
The program intends to improve the nutrition status of around 7 000 children in the Bangsamoro region
In the rebuilding of majestic Marawi City inordinate attention and resources are needed to bring children back to their schools and back into their schooling routine
The court s affirmation can later be used as basis for a forfeiture case against the jailed former governor
EXCLUSIVE: Can election data back up Bongbong Marcos request to annul results in 3 provinces in the ARMM?
The president of the Imam Council of the Philippines says Bakit po ang mga Muslim lang? Ang mga Muslim ba yun lang ang extremist?
Cordillera and Muslim Mindanao officials tell congressmen the regions can t attain fiscal autonomy because firms that exploit their resources pay taxes in Manila
The Comprehensive Reform and Development Agenda is an attempt to secure the future of the region Conflict and corruption however are getting in the way
Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says the briefing will be open to the public unless the officials request for a closed door session
Nur Misuari is enjoying temporary freedom from rebellion charges related to the 2013 Zamboanga siege courtesy of President Duterte
Any group who sows terror and then dares to say that they do it in the name of Islam should be ashamed says ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman
In separate statements lawmakers also condemn the Marawi clashes with some of them questioning the move to put Mindanao under martial law