Bangsamoro

Bangsamoro

Bangsamoro is ARMM + Cotabato City + 63 villages in North Cotabato

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 February) – Five provinces, three cities, 116 towns, and 63 barangays out of Mindanao’s 27 provinces, 33 cities, 422 towns and 10,084 barangays.

Japan’s Foreign Minister meets Domingez, Murad; reiterates support for BARMM

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 February) -- Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono met here with Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez and later with Moro Islamic...

Pikit’s fate: 20 barangays remain with North Cotabato, 22 joining BARMM

PIKIT, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 08 February) -- Among the seven towns in North Cotabato where residents voted Wednesday on the proposed inclusion of...

In Pikit’s war zones, voters say “yes” to Bangsamoro means “no more war, no...

BULIOK, Pikit, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 08 Feb) – Two-month old Myrhana Mangaguil was in deep slumber on the lap of her aunt, Hamira...

674,343 voters in Lanao Norte, North Cot decide on BARMM inclusion on Feb 6

PIKIT, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 05 February) – A total of 674,343 registered voters in Lanao del Norte and North Cotabato will troop to...

MILF and MNLF in Lanao Norte: “Let Christians and Muslims vote, free of threats...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /03 February) – “Let the Christians and Muslims in Lanao del Norte vote on the Bangsamoro organic law free of threats...

Nene Pimentel: “Keep on with our collective effort to establish a lasting peace”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 02 February) – Given the challenges brought about by the recent bombings of Jolo’s cathedral and a mosque in Barangay...

Appointments to Bangsamoro transition body out after Feb. 6 plebiscite

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 02 February) -- President Rodrigo Duterte will name the 80 members of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) after the February...

Lumads in core territory want Bangsamoro Transition Authority set up ASAP

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 01 February) – In the wake of Sunday’s bombing of a cathedral in Jolo, Sulu, the Mindanao Indigenous People’s Legislative...

Bangsamoro law ratified; how soon can transition from ARMM to BARMM begin?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 January) -- Exactly four years after the January 25, 2015 Mamasapano Tragedy in Maguindanao that left 66 persons dead and effectively killed the chance to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law, the Commission on Elections on January 25, 2019 proclaimed that RA 11054 or the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has been ratified by majority of the people in the proposed core territory

MILF to initially decommission1,800 to 2,100 weapons; 9K to 12K forces

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 January) – With the plebiscite results showing the certainty of ratification of RA 11054 or the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, the decommissioning of the weapons and combatants of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s (MILF) Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF) is also a certainty: immediately after ratification, it has to decommission 30% of its weapons and forces.

For now, BARMM is ARMM plus Cotabato City as 1.6M vote ‘yes,’ 246,185 vote...

DAVAO CITY (MIndaNews / 24 January) -- Although still unofficial until the proclamation by the National Board of Canvassers, final results of the January 21 plebiscite in the five-province, two-city Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and the cities of Cotabato and Isabela show RA 11054 or the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao has been ratified by an overwhelming majority in its proposed core territory: 1.6 million “yes” and 246,185 “no.”

Comelec: “clerical error” won’t affect vote results in Cotabato City; Mayor to file protest

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 January) -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday said the discrepancies in statistical data indicated in the Certificate of Canvass (COC) on the number of registered voters and the number of those who actually voted in Cotabato City in the January 21 plebiscite were a “clerical error” that can be raised and corrected during the national canvass in Manila “without affecting the outcome of the plebiscite.” But Mayor Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi said they will file a protest before the Comelec citing irregularities and threats. She told MindaNews Wednesday morning that the results “did not reflect the true will of the people of Cotabato.”

Cotabato City votes ‘yes’ to inclusion in Bangsamoro autonomous region

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 22 January) -- At around 9 p.m. on Tuesday, chants of “Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar” reverberated in different parts in...

Fear and the fight for Cotabato City’s 113,751 votes: empty streets, closed shops

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/ 21 January) -- Outside the Cotabato City Central Pilot School along Sinsuat Avenue on Monday, the roll-up doors of stalls on...

From bullets to ballots: MILF chair Murad votes in school where he learned to...

COTABATO CITY  (MindaNews / 20 January) – On Monday, January 21, Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), will...

Peace Adviser appeals for sobriety following grenade blast in Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 20 January ) – Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process has appealed for sobriety following the grenade explosion at the...

Bangsamoro plebiscite: will the BARMM be more than ARMM in territorial scope?

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 20 January) – A total of 2,165,316 registered voters in the five-province, two-city Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and the cities of Cotabato and Isabela will troop to the polls on Monday, January 21, while at least 600,000 voters in Lanao del Norte and North Cotabato will vote on February 6 to finally determine the territorial jurisdiction of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), the new autonomous political entity that will replace the 28-year old ARMM.

Cardinal Quevedo optimistic it will be a ‘Yes’ to Bangsamoro

MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 20 January) -- As Christians and Muslims ate together at the Archdiocesan Shrine of Santo Niño parish compound here on Sunday, retired Cardinal Orlando Quevedo, Mindanao’s first and only cardinal, fearlessly predicted that the “yes” votes will rule the plebiscite to ratify on Monday  Republic Act 11054 or the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, also called the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), on Monday.

Galvez: Ratify Bangsamoro law for a ‘brighter’ Mindanao

MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 19 January) -- A “bright new leaf awaits” Mindanao if RA 11054 or the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro...

Duterte: ‘yes’ to Bangsamoro ends 50-year armed struggle; begins “new chapter in our history”

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 18 January) – President Rodrigo Duterte made a final push Friday for a “yes” vote to ratify RA 11054 (Organic...

Dimaporo, Commander Bravo meet in MILF camp

LINAMON, Lanao del Norte (MindaNews / 14 January) – "As part of our mandate to bring peace by building relationships, I am happy to...

Murad: “Peace is life. No peace, no life.”

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 13 Jan) -- "Peace is life. No peace, no life. Peace to everyone," Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, chair of the...

67 villages in 7 North Cot towns will vote in Feb. 6 Bangsamoro plebiscite

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 Jan) – From 39 villages in six towns in North Cotabato that voted yes to inclusion in the Autonomous...

Duterte: PH “sailing on rough waters … unless we get through with this BOL”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 January) – The Philippines is “sailing on rough waters… unless we get through with this BOL (Bangsamoro Organic Law).”...

From Darapanan to ARMM to BARMM: thousands rally for “Yes” to Bangsamoro

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 10 December) -- The campaign period for the plebiscite to ratify RA 11054 or the Bangsamoro law began Friday but...

Clear vision needed to unite different sectors in the future Bangsamoro

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 18 November) -- A clear vision of the future Bangsamoro is needed to find a common ground where the Bangsamoro...

Davao Oriental Moro youth leader calls for support to ratify Bangsamoro law

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 November) – A Moro youth leader from Davao Oriental said that even as her province is not part of the proposed...

Peace stakeholders craft vision for Bangsamoro gov’t

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/03 November) – Peace stakeholders outside the proposed territory envision a Bangsamoro government that will "shun corruption and patronage politics" to...

Murad meets int’l donor community; presents state of the future BARMM

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 October) -- It was a "very historic conference," the representative of the Canadian Embassy said as the chair of...

Galvez declares end of war with MILF; MILF honors him as “Soldier of Peace”

CAMP DARAPANAN, Sultan Kudarat) -- With no firearms and no armed escorts, Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Carlito Galvez entered the Moro Islamic...

Duterte on Bangsamoro plebiscite: “I will campaign for the ‘yes'” vote

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 September) --  President Rodrigo Duterte has announced he would campaign for a "yes" vote in the January 21, 2019...

Iqbal says 2 of 3 BIFF factions OK MILF’s peace overtures; most radical rejects

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 05 September) -- A radical faction of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) Front has rejected overtures from...

Bangsamoro plebiscite set for January 21

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 04 Sept) -- The plebiscite to ratify RA 11054 or the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim...

Duterte to residents in proposed Bangsamoro: discuss the law, vote in the plebiscite

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 August) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday urged residents of the proposed Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)...

Moro people urged to register to ensure ratification of Bangsamoro law

CAMP DARAPANAN, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 29 July) --  Moro people of voting age should register with the Commission on Elections to boost...

Signed Bangsamoro law defective; Duterte has to sign anew

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /29 July) --  The signing of RA 11054 or the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (OLBARMM)...

Bangsamoro law signed July 27, exactly 10 years after MOA-AD was initialed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 July) -- Signed Friday, July 27, not Thursday or earlier than Thursday. Malacanang released late Friday afternoon  copy of RA...

Proposed Bangsamoro law ratified, awaits President Duterte’s signature

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 July) --  The House of Representatives on Tuesday ratified the report of the Bicameral Conference Committee on the final...

From ARMM to BARMM: ARMM’s elected in BTA; ARMM with BTC as “caretakers”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 July) -- The elected officials of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will be able to complete their...

Murad: BARMM is “very much above ARMM”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 July) -- Members of the Central Committee of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and commanders of its armed...

MILF chair on bicam version of Bangsamoro law: “80 to 90% CAB-compliant”

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 14 July) -- The chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said they will hold consultations with the Bangsamoro...

The Bangsamoro law: not fully CAB-compliant but “it’s ARMM plus definitely”

QUEZON CITY  (MindaNews / 14 July) -- It may not fully comply with the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB), the peace agreement signed...

What makes the new Bangsamoro political entity “more than ARMM”?

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 14 July) -- Flashing the peace sign shortly after suspending the Day 3 session at 10:50 p.m. on Wednesday with...

New Bangsamoro political entity: from ARMM to BARMM; from BBL to OLBARMM

ORTIGAS (MindaNews / 10 July) -- From ARMM to BARMM. The new autonomous political entity that will replace the 28-year old Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao...

Bangsamoro Basic Law: BTC, Senate and House versions

On July 9 to 13,  the Bicameral Conference Committee (bicam) composed of 18 members from the House of Representatives and 10 from the Senate...

Senate Bill 1717. Basic Law for the Autonomous Region of the Bangsamoro

Source: senate.gov.ph Approved on 30 May 2018: 21 yes DOWNLOAD SB 1717 as approved on third and final reading  Text of approved bill: Legislative History Entitled: AN ACT PROVIDING...

House Bill 6475. Basic Law for the Autonomous Region in the Bangsamoro

Source: congress.gov.ph Approved on 30 May 2018: 227 voted yes, 11 no, 2 abstained. DOWNLOAD HB 6475 as approved on third and final reading  Text of approved...

Bangsamoro Basic Law ( BTC-drafted)

Source: Bangsamoro Transition Commission  Text of the Bangsamoro Basic Law drafted by the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) and submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte on 17...

Maj. Carlos Sol: soldier of peace passes away

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews  / 01 July 2018) --  Major Carlos Sol, Director of the combined secretariat of the government panel's ceasefire mechanisms in the...

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