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BOL campaign starts December 7

Dec 08, 2018

Officials of the government and the leadership of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front as well as members of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission urged residents of the proposed Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) to take part in the plebiscites early next year as the official campaign period for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law starts on Friday, December...

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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 has launched its Technical Working Group on Countering and Preventing Violent Extremism. The province is now looking forward to implement programs and projects to counter and transform violent extremism.

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Duterte fires OPAPP execs for corruption; Dureza resigns, takes “full responsibility”

Nov 28, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte announced Tuesday night that he had accepted the resignation of his high school classmate, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza, after he fired an Undersecretary and a Director in Dureza’s office due to corruption.

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Bangsamoro plebiscite gets P857M funding: Comelec chief

Nov 28, 2018

The Department of Budget and Management has identified fund sourcing for the plebiscite for the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), which would require P857 million, the country’s poll chief said Tuesday | ABS-CBN News

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MILF chair Murad visit to bolster ties with AFP, gov't

Nov 19, 2018

The visit of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chair Al-Hajj Murad Ebrahim in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City on Monday will further cement the group's trust in the government and military.

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PROGRAM: MINDANAO PEACE STUDIES CONFERENCE IV: Poverty Politics and Peace

Nov 19, 2018

IAG is participating in the fourth installment of Father Saturnino Urios University's Mindanao Peace Studies Conference happening in Butuan City on 20-21 November 2018. This year's conference will tackle the theme "Poverty Politics and Peace".

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ARMM execs confident of transition to Bangsamoro gov't next year

Nov 19, 2018

Regional officials are certain the commemoration on Monday of the 29th founding anniversary of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao is the last.

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Kusog Mindanaw 2018: Key messages of the Conference

Nov 12, 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.

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EDITOR'S PICKS

Dynamics of Poverty, Politics and Peace: Mindanao and Beyond

Dean Benedicto Bacani I Dec 03, 2018

Sustainable peace does not only require acknowledging historical injustice but most critically, promoting social justice. We have to reform our politics and constitutional and legal framework, in order to provide equal opportunities and burdens to people especially the poor. Read more

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Implications of the GPH-MILF peace process and the Bangsamoro Organic Law to Mindanao and the emerging challenges

Mohagher Iqbal I 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. Read more

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Quick Thoughts on the Petition of the Province of Sulu on the Constitutionality of Bangsamoro Organic Law

Soliman M. Santos, Jr. I Nov 06, 2018

As it is with the current Supreme Court that is largely aligned now with the Duterte administration, there might not be too much to worry about the SC striking down the BOL as unconstitutional as sought by the Sulu Petition. Read more

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National Ulama Conference of the Philipines supports Bangsamoro Organic Law

iag.org.ph I 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". Read more

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What are the rights of indigenous peoples in the BOL?

iag.org.ph I 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. Read more

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Full Document: Bangsamoro Organic Law

iag.org.ph I 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. Read more

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Full Document: Consultative Committee's draft federal constitution

iag.org.ph I 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. Read more

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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 I 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. Read more

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A New Constitutional Order for Federal Philippines

Michael O. Mastura I May 17, 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? Read more

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POLICY BRIEF: Ten Fundamental Constitutional Reforms

iag.org.ph I May 09, 2018

How do we ensure the proposed federal set-up is a palpable improvement from the current system? Read more

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