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#IAGwebinars: How is BARMM dealing with COVID-19?

May 20, 2020

IAG hosted on Wednesday, 20 May 2020, a presentation by BARMM cabinet secretary and regional COVID-19 inter-agency task force spokesperson Mohd Asnin Pendatun who talked to us about the latest status of the pandemic in the region, challenges, and the task force's strategies and responses to the crisis. 

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IAG WEBINAR SERIES O3: COVID-19 Response & Perspectives on Devolved Governance & the Role of Parliament in the UK, Indonesia & Bangsamoro

Apr 23, 2020

Watch Former Scottish First Minister Lord Jack McConnell, Westminster Foundation for Democracy Indonesia Country Representative Agus Wijayanto and BARMM Members of Parliament Laisa Alamia and Rasol Mitmug discuss COVID-19 response, devolved governance and role of parliament in addressing the pandemic crisis. 

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IAG appeals for unity between Cotabato City and BARMM Governments

Apr 20, 2020

The common good and the safety of the citizens of the City and the BARMM urge all to work together and set aside for a while our politics and beliefs.

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IAG WEBINAR SERIES O2: Policy & Program Considerations for COVID-19 Response in BARMM

Apr 09, 2020

In the second episode of our webinar series, we explore recommended policies and programs to strengthen COVID-19 response in the BARMM. Our guest is BTA Member Atty. Laisa Alamia whose minority block submitted to the BARMM Chief Minister recommendations for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Bangsamoro region. 

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COVID-19 WEBINAR: Q&A with BARMM Local Gov't Minister Naguib Sinarimbo

Apr 05, 2020

Here are the questions raised during our first COVID-19 webinar and the answers from BARMM local government minister and concurrent regional spokesperson Atty. Naguib Sinarimbo.  

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IAG WEBINAR SERIES O1: Managing & Mitigating the Threat of COVID-19

Apr 04, 2020

In the first installment of IAG Webinar Series, BARMM local government minister and concurrent regional spokesperson Atty. Naguib Sinarimbo walked us through how the BARMM regional government is managing and mitigating the evolving threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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COVID-19 ADVISORY: IAG staff to work remotely until further notice

Mar 12, 2020

IAG is implementing a calibrated set of measures to help arrest the spread of COVID-19 and to protect our staff, partners and beneficiaries.

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IAG and UP-IIS partner for Balik-Islam research project

Mar 09, 2020

The Institute for Autonomy and Governance and the University of the Philippines Institute of Islamic Studies are collaborating on a research project that aims to shed light on the plight of Muslim converts or the so-called Balik-Islam in the Philippines.

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THINK PIECES

Three Years After Marawi Siege: Terrorism in the Philippines Persists Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Rommel Banlaoi I May 22, 2020

Three years after the siege, terrorism in the Philippines remains unabated with the COVID-19 pandemic making the threat more virulent and harder to confront. Read more

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Countering Violent Extremism After Mindanao’s ‘New Dawn’

Michael Henry Ll. Yusingco I Feb 27, 2020

BARMM’s positive trajectory can still be scuttled by spoilers, the most dangerous and imminent of which is violent extremism. Read more

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Policy Brief: Moving Forward the Non-Moro Indigenous Peoples' Agenda in the Bangsamoro

IAG Publications I Feb 11, 2020

The agenda of non-Moro Indigenous Peoples in the BARMM is a continuing narrative of assertion of rights both in the policy level and in the actual implementation of laws and agreements affecting them. Read more

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Policy Report: Intergovernmental Relations with the Bangsamoro

iag.org.ph I Jan 08, 2020

The intergovernmental bodies are the features of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) which clearly demonstrate that the Bangsamoro government has an elevated status over other local governments in terms of its relationship with the central government. Read more

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Political and Electoral Reform in the Bangsamoro: The Bangsamoro Electoral Code

iag.org.ph I Jan 08, 2020

With the Philippine political system still very much influencing the political tides and currents in the BARMM, can the BARMM with the chance for creating their own singular political and electoral system under a parliamentary or ministerial set-up be the catalyst for change in the country instead? Read more

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Intergovernmental Relations in the Philippines

Michael Henry Ll. Yusingco I Oct 21, 2019

We have to change the way we think when it comes to governance, or at least the relationship of the different levels of government that we have. We have to focus on cooperation and collaboration. Read more

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Oversight and Intergovernmental Relations in the Bangsamoro

Ishak V. Mastura I Sep 02, 2019

Given that it is a new feature in the BOL, it remains to be seen whether or not the IGR Body in the BOL, which is usually a feature in Federal Constitutions, will provide a suitable mechanism to balance the call for an active role of the President to supervise the BARMM as provided in the “take care clause”, with... Read more

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Is it still possible to revise the Constitution for federalism?

Antonio Arellano I Aug 02, 2019

We in the Concom share the hope that there is still time to revise the 1987 Constitution. Much more, we believe that indeed, federalism is the answer to the myriad of problems besetting our country and our people. Read more

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Charter Change the right way

Michael Henry Ll. Yusingco I Jul 19, 2019

The Constitution prescribes the modes of revision but leaves it to the drafting body to devise the mechanics of the writing process itself. In this regard, it must be emphasized that railroading the process will only result to a new constitution having no legitimacy at all. Hence, Filipinos cannot simply leave constitutional reform in the hands of politicians. Read more

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Federalism: The Mindanao Agenda from a Moro Viewpoint

Robert Maulana Alonto I Jul 18, 2019

With the present implementation of the BOL, opening the constitution for amendments will be a strategic opportunity for the Bangsamoro to strengthen what they have gained in the peace negotiations and ensure that justice, genuine peace and development can be achieved in Mindanao.  Read more

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