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EU commits P1B to support PH efforts to improve access to justice for all Filipinos

The European Union, in partnership with the Philippine Government, launched the second phase of its Justice Sector Reform Programme: Governance in Justice (GOJUST).

NTF-ELCAC budget slash won’t affect campaign communist rebels, but insurgency-freed barangays will be deprived of projects, says Army official

Reducing the budget for the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) for 2022 will not substantially affect the campaign ending the communist insurgency in Zamboanga Peninsula, a military official said.

South Cotabato tribe commemorates IPRA anniversary

Blaan tribal leaders commemorated in Tampakan, South Cotabato the 24th year of the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act, for them an investiture for preserving their centuries-old customs and traditions.

86 Bangsamoro LGOOs finish 2-year work-related training

Some 86 local government operations officers graduated Friday, October 22, from a two-year schooling related to their functions focused partly on building a progressive Bangsamoro region. 

BARMM exec wants fuel depots back in Maguindanao

A Bangsamoro labor minister has called on their regional parliament to focus on setting up depots in Maguindanao, where prices of petroleum are high due to the absence of such facilities.

Zamboanga Sibugay: Ipil struggles with garbage after EMB shuts down dumpsite

Ipil, the capital town of Zamboanga Sibugay, is still struggling with tons of garbage a month after the municipal dumpsite was closed by the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), an agency under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), for “illegal operation.”

Basilan: Fake QR code IDs seized from residents

Authorities are now probing on the circulation of fake COVID-19 contact tracing identification cards in Isabela City in Basilan, seized from residents in operations that started over the weekend.

Highway cutting through former Abu Sayyaf lair in Basilan almost done

Peace is felt in the once dangerous Sampinit Complex in Basilan as a result of a road project straddling through its forests where the Abu Sayyaf once ran a ruthless shadow government.

BARMM projects in full swing

The Bangsamoro government is presently constructing 11 municipal buildings and 56 barangay halls in different areas inside its core territory.

Tribal leaders ask South Cotabato provincial board to lift mining ban

Ethnic Blaan and T’boli leaders submitted Friday to the South Cotabato provincial board a petition to lift the open-pit mining ban.