Sectors join forum on Bangsamoro’s normalization committee in Zambo City

Dec 04, 2018

Various sectors addressed concerns and delved on the implications of the Bangsamoro’s Joint Normalization Committee, particularly on the internal security in Mindanao, in a regional forum held in Zamboanga City today.


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IN PICTURES: Lanao Del Sur TWG On Countering And Preventing Violent Extremism Launched

Dec 03, 2018

The Province of Lanao del Sur launched on November 28, 2018 its Technical Working Group (TWG) on Countering and Preventing Violent Extremism (CTVE) in a ceremony held at Limketkai Luxe Hotel in Cagayan de Oro City. The project is facilitated by the Institute for Autonomy and Governance and supported by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.   Governor Bedjoria Soraya Alonto Adiong signed Executive...


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Dureza says martial law extension good for Bangsamoro plebiscite

Nov 16, 2018

Extending martial law in Mindanao until after the Bangsamoro Organic Law plebiscite on January 21, 2019, could help ensure its success, says Chief Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza


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Kusog Mindanaw 2018: Key Messages Of The Conference

Nov 13, 2018

IAG summarizes the main messages coming out of the Kusog Mindanaw 2018 Conference attended by around 100 key stakeholders representing different sectors of the Bangsamoro and Mindanao. Held last 8-9 November 2018 in Davao City and presented by IAG with support from the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Philippines Office, Kusog Mindanaw 2018 convened on the issues surrounding the Bangsamoro Organic Law...


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62 Petitions For Voluntary Inclusion In BOL Plebiscite: Comelec

Nov 08, 2018

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday said it received a total of 62 petitions to join the plebiscite on the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) on January 21, 2019.


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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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A New Constitutional Order for Federal Philippines

Atty. Michael Mastura - avatar Atty. Michael Mastura | Jun 10, 2018

Why is autonomy in the 1987 Constitution inadequate to address the Mindanao problem? If basic law revision to the Organic Act is perceived as creation of a substate, hence unconstitutional, what are the options? Rejection of MOA-AD demonstrates how limited are institutions of autonomy or regional entity in Muslim Mindanao.


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Marawi City Siege and Threats of Narcoterrorism in the Philippines: Global Lessons Learned and Policy Options for the Duterte Government and Beyond

Dr. Rommel C. Banlaoi - avatar Dr. Rommel C. Banlaoi | May 21, 2018

One of the major crimes exhibited during the Marawi City siege was the financing of terrorism from illegal drug operations. Scholars and experts describe this phenomenon as narcoterrorism where terrorism and illegal drug trafficking effectively converge. This study examines narcoterrorism in the Philippines using the case of the Marawi City siege.


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