Analysts weigh in on Bangsamoro powers, functions

Apr 10, 2019

THE national government “may have to devolve powers” further to the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), according to a former official of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), noting that the newly-established region cannot be seen as a template for federalism. Former ARMM Regional Board of Investments (BoI) chair Ishak V. Mastura said, “There may be a need...


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New Bangsamoro government outlines next steps as BTC holds inaugural session

Apr 01, 2019

“We have been guided in our armed struggle by the tenets of Islam. We will also be guided by the teachings of Islam in delivering the trust that has been given us to run the Bangsamoro government, through the brand of leadership Islam advocates-moral governance,” Mr. Murad said.


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Zamboanga Ulama Council Pushes for Strengthened Interreligious Dialogues with Other Religions

Mar 21, 2019

Zamboanga City—In a recent meeting of the Zamboanga Peace and Security Forum (ZPSF), in the city, a Muslim religious leader clarified that a follower of the Islamic faith who engages in interreligious affair (interfaith dialogue) is a real Muslim. This is to counter what the extremist groups claim that such activity is  “forbidden”.      Sheikh Maser S. Albi, a member of the...


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Zamboanga Ulama Council Hold Conversations on Peace and Security with Security Sector

Mar 21, 2019

Zamboanga City— With the “alarming” series of shooting incidents in the city recently, the Zamboanga Peace and Security Forum (ZPSF) in partnership with the Ulama Council for Zamboanga Peninsula (UCZP) invited the security sector to a special meeting on March 15, 2019 to brief the stakeholders on the current status of peace and security.       Stakeholders from the academe, indigenous peoples, women, and religious...


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Seventy-Five (75) Indigenous Women drafted IP Agenda in the BOL provisions

Mar 20, 2019

  Seventy-five (75) leaders and representatives of the various indigenous women organizations and tribes from mainland BARMM gathered on March 18, 2019 for the Non-Moro Indigenous Women forum dubbed: “ Women Provisions in the BOL: Opportunities and Challenges in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Key Resource Persons provided the substantive and timely inputs, which appropriately brought on the subsequent...


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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 - 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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