Bangsamoro peace process affected by COVID-19 pandemic



MANILA, Philippines — The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected the ongoing normalization progress—including the peace process—in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), Bangsamoro Planning and Development Authority (BPDA) Director-General Mohajirin T. Ali said Wednesday.

During an online hearing of the House committee on peace, reconciliation, and unity, Ali reported that funds are “scarce” as the country continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic.

“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, movements by peace workers as well as international peace partners are seriously affected, and consequently funds are also scarce,” Ali sai…

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