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IAG and NDBC team up for BOL plebiscite coverage

Jan 17, 2019

The Institute for Autonomy and Governance and Notre Dame Broadcasting Corporation are teaming up to bring to the airwaves and online “Desisyon 2019”, a special coverage of the Bangsamoro Organic Law plebiscite.

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READ: Rules on Voting, Counting, Canvassing of Votes in Connection with BOL Plebiscite

Jan 14, 2019

These are the rules on voting, counting and canvassing of votes in connection with the plebiscite to ratify Republic Act 11054 otherwise known as the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, according to the Commission on Elections.

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67 villages in 7 North Cot towns will vote in Feb. 6 Bangsamoro plebiscite

Jan 14, 2019

From 39 villages in six towns in North Cotabato that voted yes to inclusion in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao in 2001, a total of 67 villages in seven towns will vote in the February 6 plebiscite for inclusion in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, the new autonomous political entity that will replace the 28-year old ARMM.

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READ: Comments of the Solicitor General on the petition against BOL

Jan 08, 2019

Respondents to the petition filed by the Province of Sulu ask the Supreme Court to affirm the constitutionality of Republic Act No. 11054, otherwise known as the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

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READ: Rules and Regulations Governing the Conduct of BOL Plebiscite

Jan 04, 2019

COMELEC Resolution No.10425 contains the rules and regulations governing the conduct of the plebiscite to ratify Republic Act 11054 or the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

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IAG Statement on Cotabato City New Year's Eve Blast

Jan 02, 2019

The Institute for Autonomy and Governance condemns the IED Explosion in Cotabato City killing two and wounding 30 on the eve of the New Year.

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FULL TEXT: Philconsa petition vs BOL

Dec 26, 2018

The Philippine Constitutional Association (Philconsa) whose members consist of constitution experts and framers is asking the Supreme Court (SC) to declare the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) unconstitutional. This is the second petition submitted to the SC that seeks to void the BOL.

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FULL TEXT: Sulu gov's petition on the constitutionality of BOL

Dec 26, 2018

In a petition for certiorari and prohibition filed before the Supreme Court, Governor Abdusakur Tan II of Sulu is questioning the constitutionality of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), which seeks to establish the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao to replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

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EDITOR'S PICKS

[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

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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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