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Examining the BARMM Proposed Budget for FY 2022

Dec 16, 2021

In this paper, our Access Bangsamoro team provides a quick and general review of the Bangsamoro Expenditure Program (BEP) for FY 2022. A complete review of the BARMM budget, dissecting the issues and concerns of its expenditure program will be the subject of a further study once the BTA has released its approved budget. In the meantime, the succeeding sections...

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Diving for the Star: The CMAS One-Star Dive Certification

Nov 24, 2021

The Western Basilan Alliance dive training is geared towards CMAS One Star Diver certification. CMAS defines a one star diver one “who is competent in the safe and correct use of all appropriate open water scuba diving equipment in a sheltered water training area and is ready to gain open water diving experience in the company of an experienced diver”.

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Website advisory

Nov 22, 2021

Articles and publications uploaded after 19 November 2020 are unreachable at the moment. Our team is working to resolve this technical issue.

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Western Basilan Alliance enhances draft Operations Manual

Nov 16, 2021

Western Basilan Alliance is the first inter-LGU cooperation in the province and is being capacitated by the Spanish aid agency AECID-funded MILAB 2 Project, implemented by the Institute for Autonomy and Governance (IAG) in partnership with the provincial and selected municipal governments.

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IAG study group session spotlights issues on parliamentary elections, political party system in the Bangsamoro

Nov 18, 2020

The BOL re-engineered the Bangsamoro government structure and electoral processes to increase incentives for political parties, rather individuals running for office particularly for the BARMM Parliament.

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Maluso LGU and partners launch 'RadyoEdukasyon'

Nov 12, 2020

The Local Government Unit of Maluso, through the Expanded Local School Board, together with Basilan Schools Division of the Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE) and WBA 99.1FM Radio Station has launched 'RadyoEdukasyon', an innovative approach to blended learning in the 'new normal'.

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Webinar Alert: Abu Sayyaf & Threats of Suicide Terrorism & Violent Extremism

Nov 09, 2020

Part of the learning series to strengthen capacities and programs of IAG partners under its Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE) consortium project supported by the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF), this webinar takes a look at the Abu Sayyaf situation in Sulu.

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IAG, KAS training BTA parliamentary staff on legislative works

Nov 09, 2020

In support towards strengthening the Bangsamoro Parliament, IAG with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Philippines, engaged the committee secretaries of the BTA Committee Affairs Division and legislative staff officers of the Office of the Parliament Speaker and Secretary General on a training-writeshop on writing legislative documents.

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THINK PIECES

The Role of the Opposition in the Bangsamoro Parliament

Michael Henry Yusingco I Jan 10, 2022

For the Bangsamoro Parliament to work effectively and efficiently, the interaction between the majority and the minority must be founded on mutual respect.  Read more

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Mindanao and the Future of Federalism in 2022 Onwards

IAG Philippines I Nov 22, 2021

Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III delivered these remarks during the first day of Kusog Mindanaw Virtual Conference on October 18, 2021, on the topic ““Federalism and Equitable Share of Mindanao in the National Wealth and Policies That Affect Them”. This copy has been edited for brevity. Read more

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Policy Brief: Mindanao Women Leaders’ Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

IAG Philippines I Sep 21, 2020

This brief recognizes the various measures that local government units in Mindanao have taken to address the immediate needs of their constituents, the experiences of women who served in the frontline in our fight against the dreaded virus, and involvement of civil society women leaders in the community they serve. Read more

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15 Years of IAG: Message from the Executive Director

Benedicto Bacani I Sep 16, 2020

As an institute devoted to promoting wholistic human development, our greatest resource are not only the women and men at IAG but our countless partners who have journeyed and supported us for 15 years. Read more

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Emerging Issues on Cabinet Bill No. 60: Bangsamoro Administrative Code

IAG Philippines I Aug 14, 2020

The draft Bangsamoro Administrative Code filed with the BTA/Parliament is an excellent starting point for public deliberations. It is clearly a sincere attempt to provide a comprehensive governance framework for the BARMM. Read more

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The Role of Parliament in the Bangsamoro Administrative Code: A Comparative Assessment by Sir Paul Silk

IAG Philippines I Aug 14, 2020

The Bangsamoro Administrative Code is one of the key codes provided for in the BOL which the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) is responsible for promulgating. This comparative assessment of the Administrative Code, conducted by Sir Paul Silk, looks specifically and in-depth at the role of parliament within the Bangsamoro Administrative Code and provides analysis that may be helpful to policy- and law-makers when... Read more

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POLICY REPORT: Review of the Legal and Institutional Framework on the holding of the 2022 Parliamentary Elections in the BARMM

IAG Philippines I Aug 11, 2020

It is not surprising that stakeholders in the region are anxious about the Bangsamoro Electoral Code. The Code is critical in shaping the initial power structure in the BARMM. Read more

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Impact of the Pandemic to the BARMM Education Sector

Mohagher Iqbal I Jun 04, 2020

This is the transcript of the presentation of BARMM Education Minister Mohagher Iqbal at the IAG webinar on the "Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic to Education in the BARMM" on June 3, 2020.  Read more

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

Rommel Banlaoi, PhD 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 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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