MANILA - The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) rolled out P42 million as allocation—of which P29 million has been released as cash—to support the operational requirements of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission, in line with the Aquino administration’s goal of facilitating socio-economic reform and development in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) through the creation of the Bangsamoro Basic Law.

MANILA, Philippines—International observers said Monday’s balloting was generally credible, but they expressed concerns over lack of secrecy in the voting process, long queues, vote-buying and breakdowns of the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines.


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MAGUINDANAO, Philippines The outcome of the May 13 elections can affect the efforts of the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front to replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao with a more  empowered Bangsamoro entity, MILF chieftain Al-Haj Murad said.


MANILA, Philippines – A month after their first ceremonial meeting in Metro Manila, the Transition Commission held a two-day session at the heartland of the Bangsamoro in Cotabato City on April 30 and May 1.

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