Rappler's latest stories on Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
'While we agree that a policy framework needs to be enacted to fight the menace of terrorism, we feel that the fundamental guarantees of liberty and the institutions of democracy must be protected,' says Interim Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim
'For a fasting person [under quarantine], it was a different level of hardship altogether'
'The current capacity for testing is maximum of 72 specimens per day. Presently, we have 1,134 test kits,' the Cotabato Regional and Medical Center says
Government social workers brave conflict-ridden areas to carry bags of cash to low-income households with no access to banks, say BARMM officials
'Pinapanalangin natin na within this month of May ay operational na po 'yung COVID-19 subnational laboratory center natin dito sa CRMC,' says BARMM Health Minister Saffrullah Dipatuan
'We are dealing with an enemy that we cannot see with our naked eyes. Through our cooperation, understanding, and strong faith in Allah, we are confident that we will surpass this challenge,' says BARMM chief minister Ahod Ebrahim
'At the end of the day, we will be the ones who will collectively redefine what it means to be Bangsamoro and redirect its future towards progress, development, and most importantly, self-determination'
There were 215 Filipinos who joined the Itjima congregation at the recent 4-day tabligh gathering in Kuala Lumpur, says the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos
Rappler talks to Zia Alonto Adiong, a member of the Bangsamoro Parliament, on controversies, challenges, and milestones of the fledgling Bangsamoro region in its first year
'If we truly want the Bangsamoro women to be equal partners in development, then all policies and decisions affecting us should be made with us'
Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Assistant Secretary Wilven Mayor says a total of 12,000 Moro Islamic Liberation Front fighters will be decommissioned by 'early 2020'
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and BARMM Education Minister Mohagher Iqbal lead the critical coordinating body, which was formed 9 months after the inauguration of the Bangsamoro region
The former rebel fighters join members of the police and military in a security force tasked with protecting certain areas of the Bangsamoro region until an elected government is established in 2022
Suicide bombings in Mindanao are a ‘major concern,’ says a top US counterterrorism official visiting Manila to boost cooperation in tactical response, border security, and cutting terrorist funding
Lack of contracts, delays of over one year mar public works projects in Lanao del Sur's 2nd District, pressuring the new Bangsamoro government to act
Civil society must do its part by offering much-needed support, because we all know that criticizing from a distance can only do so much
President Rodrigo Duterte has yet to create an intergovernmental relations body deemed critical to the success of the new Bangsamoro region in Mindanao
The interim chief minister of the new Bangsamoro autonomous region earlier said that many loose firearms in Mindanao bear the markings of the Department of National Defense
Deputy Speaker Mujiv Hataman says this would allow BARMM to properly implement infrastructure programs funded by the national government, but BARMM spokesperspon Naguib Sinarimbo believes it is 'not allowed'
Rasol Mitmug Jr and Jam Disimban Ramos are appointed to the Bangsamoro Transition Authority, bringing its membership to 78 out of the required 80
Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr warns 'there'll be hell to pay' if foreign embassies bypass the Department of Foreign Affairs
In its first 5 months, the new Bangsamoro government gets past birth pains as its Parliament and Cabinet struggle to make an impact on the daily lives of the region's people
Some P5.22 billion in major national infrastructure projects are lined up for 2020 for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
The Duterte administration still has to name 4 more Bangsamoro Transition Authority members, which the Bangsamoro law states must number 80
The Bangsamoro Transition Authority can only initiate the exploration for natural gas and oil in Liguasan Marsh through an executive order, says Interim Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim
The results of an ongoing mining audit will be the basis of a 'responsible mining' law in the new region, says Bangsamoro Interim Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim
The Bangsamoro Interim Cabinet will draft the codes and submit them to the Parliament for deliberation in early October
The Bangsamoro Transition Authority plans to use P30 billion in unprogrammed funds meant for the implementation of the Bangsamoro law to address high student dropout rates and lack of health workers
The Bangsamoro Transition Authority is in office, but what now?
Marawi-born CA Justice Japar Dimaampao is being pushed to become only the 2nd Muslim SC justice in history
Bangsamoro Interim Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim says the BTA is ready to name its members for the body
President Rodrigo Duterte says Bangsamoro Interim Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim expressed his agreement with Manny Piñol's designation duing a meeting in Malacañang
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol is seen as 'very anti-Bangsamoro struggle for self-determination' by many people in the new region, says BTA Interim Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim
The Italian government is interested in funding development programs for farming and fisheries in the Bangsamoro region, as well as the construction of rural roads and even river dredging
'Evacuation should not be a way of life. We need to put displaced people at the front and center of our legislative action,' says humanitarian manager Rhoda Avila
Decommissioning of the troops comes after the ratification of the Bangsamoro Law and is part of the Philippine government's agreement with the MILF
BARMM human rights investigator Archad Ayao is killed by a suspect riding a motorcycle
President Rodrigo Duterte directs national government agencies to 'prioritize, intensify, and accelerate' programs to help former MILF combatants and their families
Campuses of Mindanao State University and University of the Philippines are among those that will provide 'technical assistance' in subject areas ranging from engineering to development
Interim Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim leads Bangsamoro officials in taking an 'oath of moral governance,' promising to reject corruption and promote inclusive empowerment in the new region
Let's take a look at the composition of the BTA: How many women and men? Which provinces do the members come from, and what are their areas of expertise?
Hatimil Hassan of the Moro National Liberation Front is deputy speaker while lawyer Lanang Ali Jr and former ARMM executive secretary Laisa Alamia are majority leader and minority leader, respectively
Interim Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim says President Rodrigo Duterte's attendance at the ceremonies is for the benefit of the Bangsamoro government
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad tells Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that he expects the new Bangsamoro region to spur growth and development
The Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict urges close cooperation between officials of the Bangsamoro region, the national government, and the military as 'consequences of failure could be devastating'
Malacañang releases the appointment papers of 76 Bangsamoro Transition Authority members
During the turnover ceremony, the outgoing ARMM governor tells BARMM Interim Chief Minister Al-Haj Murad Ebrahim he wants to focus on Basilan, where he is running for congressman
By naming the Bangsamoro Transition Authority members, President Rodrigo Duterte kickstarts the governance of the new Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
Murad Ebrahim, who led the Moro Islamic Liberation Front through peace talks with 3 administrations, now faces the daunting task of governing the autonomous region whose creation he fought for
The ceremony heralds the creation of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority, the interim government of the newly-created Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao