Bangsamoro Region

BARMM adopts measures to prevent entry of NCoV in Bangsamoro


Bangsamoro Transition Authority in session. (BPI-BARMM)

MARAWI CITY: The Bangsamoro Autonomous Regon in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has adopted measures to prevent the entry of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the Bangsamoro areas.

In its first regular session on Friday, Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA), the BARMM Parliament, has adopted Resolution No. 186, urging concerned agencies and Local Government Units (LGUs) of the Bangsamoro Government “to adopt and implement measures to prevent the entry of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the areas Bangsamoro Region.”

The said resolution was proposed and authored by Members of the Parliament, Atty. Ziaur-Rahman Alonto Adiong, House Speaker Ali Pangalian Balindong, Atty. Omar Yasser Sema, and Engr. Don Mustapha Loong.

MP Adiong said in a statement, “the resolution was adopted to mobilize concerned ministries and LGUs within BARMM to formulate preventive measures in order to protect our constituents from the reach of this epidemic”.

Section 22, Article IX of Republic Act 11054, or the Bangsamoro Organic Law, states that the Bangsamoro Government is mandated “to protect and promote the right to health of the people and instill health consciousness among them as well as uphold the people’s right to have access to essential goods, health, and other social services the promote their well-being.”

“The Bangsamoro Transition Authority Parliament is fully aware of the threat of 2019-nCov on the safety of our public,” Adiong noted.

Relative to the resolution, the Ministry of Interior and Local Government (MILG) has released a memorandum order on January 31, directing all the LGUs in the region to take all measures necessary to prevent the entry and/or spread of the virus in the Bangsamoro.

Furthermore, the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Ministry of Education (MBHTE) will “conduct a public awareness campaign” regarding the said virus.

MOH will also distribute appropriate masks, disinfectants, and other hygiene kits. (BPI-BARMM)

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