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IAG and KAS Philippines to conduct BOL roundtable series

Mar 15, 2019

IAG in partnership with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Philippines is set to undertake a series of in-depth discussions for better understanding of the Bangsamoro Organic Law and the ways and means to implement it in a meaningful, efficient and relevant way.


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Bangsamoro transition to stay on track despite Jaafar's death - analyst

Mar 15, 2019

The transition to an autonomous Bangsamoro region in the south will go on smoothly despite the recent death of Moro Islamic Liberation Front vice-chairman Ghazali Jaafar, a policy analyst said | ABS-CBN News


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MILF vice chair Ghazali Jaafar succumbs to lingering illness

Mar 13, 2019

IAG mourns the passing of BTA Interim Speaker Ghazali Jaafar. He was a friend, a strong leader for peace and partner of IAG in building strong political institutions. We are consoled that he saw the fruit of his toil in the Bangsamoro before he was called by the Creator.


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Méranaw Mothers gathered for workshops against violent extremism

Mar 11, 2019

The activity is the first in the series of writeshops which the United Mothers of Marawi Initiatives (UMMI) Core Group will undertake to produce a module for preventing and transforming violent extremism.


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IAG launches business and development consulting firm

Mar 08, 2019

IAG Development Consulting Inc. (IDCI), IAG's affiliate firm starts its operations today.


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DELACSE Bangsamoro Phase 2 newsletter – February 2019 Issue

Mar 05, 2019

DELACSE Bangsamoro’s first newsletter for Phase 2 is out! You’ll find snippets of what happened in the first few Basic Leadership Seminars, the turnout of the recently concluded plebiscite, and a directory of CSOs that have trained with DELACSE.


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MILF chief assumes gov't post as BARMM chief

Feb 27, 2019

The leader of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is now officially a government official after he assumed on Tuesday the leadership of the expanded autonomous region in southern Philippines.


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From rebels to rulers, MILF faces new ‘struggle’ in Bangsamoro governance

Feb 20, 2019

Muslim rebels who once fought for secession have been cleared to help run a new self-governing region in the southern Philippines, their leader said Wednesday, admitting that governance would present “another level of struggle” for long-time combatants | ABS-CBN News


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Filipinos must own Charter change process

Michael Henry Ll. Yusingco I Feb 06, 2019

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


[POLICY BRIEF] The Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao: Leading the Philippines towards genuine and meaningful local autonomy

iag.org.ph I Jan 04, 2019

This Policy Brief lays out the issues that have emerged from the IAG and Konrad Adenaeur Stiftung Philippines multi-stakeholder roundtable discussion last December 7, 2018 that explored the constitutional, legal and political ramifications of the Bangsamoro Organic Law. Read more


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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