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IAG study on traditional Muslim schools in Mindanao out August 22nd

Aug 13, 2019

IAG's latest research aims to provide baseline information to promote the use of data and evidence in crafting public policies on traditional Muslim schools in the Philippines and in the evolving education system of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

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Bangsamoro Normalization gains momentum

Jun 25, 2019

ISABELA CITY, BASILAN – The preparation for the implementation of the Normalization process under the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) is now moving at an accelerated pace and gaining momentum.   NORMALIZATION. Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez Jr. delivers his message during a recent multi-stakeholder forum on Normalization in Basilan City, Isabela.  Galvez stressed the value of the Normalization process as the...

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Philippines: Bangsamoro accepts transition plan

May 27, 2019

  Proposed Transition Plan to lay foundation for autonomous region's laws on elections, local government, administration

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Winning the Peace: Civilian Multi-stakeholders Hold Dialogue with New Presidential Adviser; Express Woes on Rising Armed Hostilities, and Demand a Transitional Justice Implementation Framework

May 07, 2019

Civil society, grassroots leaders and peace advocates including those displaced from Marawi City reiterated their calls to address perennial civilian protection issues and urged the government to commence institutionalizing transitional justice mechanisms and processes as key to ensuring the meaningful success of the country’s peace processes in a dialogue with the new Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process in Davao...

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All-Women Sectoral Dialogue on Leadership, Federalism and the Bangsamoro

May 07, 2019

One hundred and sixty-five (165) all-Bangsamoro MNLF women sector undertook an intensive dialogue-workshop last March 25, 2019 in Kidapawan City. Comprising mostly of the “old guards” of the Moro National Liberation Front (Misuari main stream group), the participants sat down for a whole day of dialogue on issues pertaining to Federalism and the new set-up of the Bangsamoro Government. The...

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OPINION

Policy Brief: Survey of Mining and Petroleum Issues in the Bangsamoro-ARMM

Ishak V. Mastura - avatar Ishak V. Mastura | Mar 29, 2019

The issue of “strategic minerals” has been done away with in the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) by removing any distinctions regarding minerals but the BOL is now very explicit that mining and mineral resources in the Bangsamoro-ARMM are subject to the Constitution and national laws. Hence, the Bangsamoro cannot pass any legislation in its parliament that would contravene the Philippine...

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Filipinos Must Own Charter Change Process

Michael Henry Ll. Yusingco - avatar Michael Henry Ll. Yusingco | Feb 08, 2019

How can any reform process ever be truly robust when there is a glaring disconnect between majority of Filipinos and the 1987 Constitution?

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Dynamics Of Poverty, Politics And Peace: Mindanao And Beyond

Dean Benedicto Bacani - avatar Dean Benedicto Bacani | Dec 03, 2018

IAG Executive Director Atty. Benedicto Bacani delivered this keynote speech during the 4th Mindanao Peace Studies Conference on November 21, 2018 at the Fr. Saturnino Urios University, Butuan City

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Implications Of The GPH-MILF Peace Process And The Bangsamoro Organic Law To Mindanao And The Emerging Challenges

Mohagher Iqbal - avatar Mohagher Iqbal | Nov 14, 2018

Fear of the unknown remains a challenge, and those who are not well-informed on the gains of the peace process or the pertinent provisions of the BOL would still have misconceptions. We are always faced with the challenge to provide more timely information to the public that would allay any fears. 

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National Ulama Conference of the Philipines supports Bangsamoro Organic Law

iag.org.ph - avatar iag.org.ph | Oct 15, 2018

In a statement, the National Ulama Conference of the Philippines (NUCP) "appeals and urges the electorate in the proposed Bangsamoro Autonomous Region to ratify the Bangsamoro Organic Law in the name of peace, development and justice for all".

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What are the rights of indigenous peoples in the BOL?

iag.org.ph - avatar iag.org.ph | Aug 20, 2018

IAG extracted portions of the Bangsamoro Organic Law that relate to the rights of the non-Moro indigenous peoples in the proposed Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Take a look.

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Full Document: Bangsamoro Organic Law

iag.org.ph - avatar iag.org.ph | Jul 23, 2018

This is the consolidated version of the Bangsamoro Organic Law ratified by the Philippine Senate on July 23 and House of Representatives on July 24 and signed into law by President Duterte on July 26.

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