IAG Executive Director Clarifies Comments On MILF Decommissioning And Normalization

Feb 15, 2019

  IAG Executive Director Atty. Benedicto Bacani is clarifying a statement he made in a TV interview that “the place of the combatants in the Bangsamoro government is in normalization not governance and there is a need to tap the best and the brightest in the Bangsamoro whether they are members of the MILF or not so long as they pursue the reform and...


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Bangsamoro Is ARMM + Cotabato City + 63 Villages In North Cotabato

Feb 12, 2019

  DAVAO CITY – Five provinces, three cities, 116 towns, and 63 barangays out of Mindanao’s 27 provinces, 33 cities, 422 towns and 10,084 barangays.   That will be the territorial jurisdiction of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM): the five-province, two-city, 116-town Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Basilan, Sulu, Tawi, tawi and the cities of Marawi...


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21 Of 67 Villages In North Cotabato Join BARMM

Feb 07, 2019

  MIDSAYAP, NORTH COTABATO — The canvassing of plebiscite returns from the towns of Pigcawayan, Aleosan, Carmen and Tulunan, North Cotabato have been completed as of 10:25 a.m. Thursday, with 21 of the 67 villages joining the new Bangsamoro region, a Commission on Elections (Comelec) official said. In a press briefing here shortly before noontime, lawyer Michael Abas, Comelec-12 director, said the...


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IAG Statement Of Solidarity

Jan 29, 2019

  The Institute for Autonomy and Governance (IAG) devotes its work and advocacy for respect, dialogue, autonomy and good governance believing that these are the landmarks for unity and lasting peace in Southern Philippines.


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WATCH: Media Forum With Comelec Spox James Jimenez And IAG Resident Analysts

Jan 24, 2019

IAG holds a post-plebiscite media forum with Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez and "Desisyon 2019" BOL plebiscite coverage analysts: Camilo Montesa, Ramon Casiple, Rufa Guiam, Francisco Lara Jr. with IAG Executive Director Benedicto Bacani moderating.


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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 - avatar | 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? - avatar | 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 - avatar | 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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Full Document: Consultative Committee's draft federal constitution - avatar | Jul 10, 2018

Here is the complete copy of the Consultative Committee's draft federal constitution submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte on July 9, 2018.


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