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IAG executive director clarifies comments on MILF decommissioning and normalization

Feb 14, 2019

IAG Executive Director Atty. Benedicto Bacani is clarifying a statement he made in a TV interview that “the place of the combatants in the Bangsamoro government is in normalization not governance and there is a need to tap the best and the brightest in the Bangsamoro whether they are members of the MILF or not so long as they pursue...


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Bangsamoro is ARMM + Cotabato City + 63 villages in North Cotabato

Feb 12, 2019

Five provinces, three cities, 116 towns, and 63 barangays out of Mindanao’s 27 provinces, 33 cities, 422 towns and 10,084 barangays.That will be the territorial jurisdiction of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) | MindaNews


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21 of 67 villages in North Cotabato join BARMM

Feb 07, 2019

The canvassing of plebiscite returns from the towns of Pigcawayan, Aleosan, Carmen and Tulunan, North Cotabato have been completed as of 10:25 a.m. Thursday, with 21 of the 67 villages joining the new Bangsamoro region, a Comelec official said | Philippine Daily Inquirer


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IAG Statement of Solidarity

Jan 29, 2019

We are deeply saddened when culture of narrowness, fanaticism and intolerance continues to characterize the few violent groups that terrorize our communities through their evil deeds of bombing, killing, and other criminal acts against our common humanity.


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WATCH: Media forum with Comelec spox James Jimenez and IAG resident analysts

Jan 22, 2019

IAG holds a post-plebiscite media forum with Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez and "Desisyon 2019" BOL plebiscite coverage analysts: Camilo Montesa, Ramon Casiple, Rufa Guiam, Francisco Lara Jr. with IAG Executive Director Benedicto Bacani moderating.


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Jan 20, 2019

This is the live wall of IAG-NDBC-NDU coverage from Cotabato City of the plebiscite for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law.


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IAG, NDBC, NDU team up for BOL plebiscite coverage

Jan 17, 2019

The Institute for Autonomy and Governance, Notre Dame Broadcasting Corporation and Notre Dame University 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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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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