BARMM working to pass electoral, local gov't, and civil service codes in Q1: chief minister

MANILA - Bangsamoro authorities on Friday is looking at the first quarter of the year to finish remaining priority codes, as it celebrates the second year anniversary of the ratification of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

Biden seen to take pandemic 'seriously' as US reaches 400,000 COVID deaths

US President Joe Biden is taking the COVID-19 pandemic "seriously" as the divided nation reached a grim toll of 400,000 deaths, some of whom were Filipino frontline workers, a government relations expert said Thursday.