May 17, 2023
The significance of this study cannot be overstated, as it aims to address the critical need to empower the madrasah system in light of the prevailing security challenges posed by violent extremism, both locally and globally. The research seeks to uncover the vulnerabilities and resilience of the madrasah system, shed light on the contextual factors influencing it in the Philippines...
May 16, 2023
The objective of the validation process was to present the documented political structure of the Mënubú Dulangan to the community members, elders, and tribal leaders for acceptance and approval. The IPS, also known as the Mënubú Dulangan Muno Kewit Katab, is founded upon the traditional governance systems, customs, and practices that have been passed down through generations. It encompasses various...
May 12, 2023
45 Bangsamoro women leaders from across the BARMM came together last May 5-6, 2023, in Opol, Misamis Oriental for a two-day writeshop on "Making HerStories Count: Bangsamoro Women on Peace, Human Rights, and Governance." The event was held in partnership with the Philippine Muslim Women Council and was made possible through the support of the Australian Embassy.
Mar 21, 2023
IAG looks forward to seeing the positive impact these political parties will make in shaping the political landscape of the Bangsamoro region.
Mar 19, 2023
IAG's research on the local implementation of the National Action Plan on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (NAP P/CVE) in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao has entered its fieldwork stage.
Mar 10, 2023
Twelve Indigenous Peoples (IP) Champions, who underwent training and mentorship under the "Advancing Indigenous Peoples' Rights in the Philippines" project by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) and the Institute for Autonomy and Governance (IAG), recently converged in Baguio City to seek government support for their advocacy plans and proposed initiatives.
Mar 01, 2023
Lawyer Benedicto Bacani, founding and current executive director of Institute for Autonomy and Governance (IAG), is the new president of Hubert H. Humphrey Alumni Philippines. He will serve from 1 March 2023 until 28 February 2025.
Feb 09, 2023
Baguio City Representative Mark Go expressed confidence that House Bill (HB) 3267 or An Act Establishing the Cordillera Autonomous Region will be approved in the Congress before their scheduled recess.
IAG Philippines I Mar 04, 2023
This roundtable discussion is part of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and IAG's efforts to promote regional autonomy and good governance in the Philippines. It brought together key stakeholders to exchange ideas and highlights the need for collaborative efforts towards the future Cordillera Autonomous Region. Read more
IAG Philippines I Jan 18, 2023
This position paper was submitted by the Independent Panel of Experts from the Institute for Autonomy and Governance (IAG), the Mindanao State University System (MSUS) and the Local Government Development Institute (LGDI) to the Bangsamoro Transition Authority for consideration. Read more
IAG Philippines I Nov 11, 2022
We just have to continue pursuing not just our mission but also our advocacy for a better state of CSOs especially in Mindanao. We must continually remind ourselves about respect for local initiatives and local knowledge. As local CSOs we must also insist on building partnerships among equals. We must not allow ourselves to be treated as second class development... Read more
IAG Philippines I Aug 24, 2022
This paper hopes to contribute to the on-going policy conversations, particularly institution building in the BARMM by tackling the challenges and opportunities pertaining to the building and developing of political parties in the Bangsamoro region. Read more
IAG Philippines I Jun 24, 2022
This report looks at the unique position of the BARMM in the country’s anti-terrorism drive and explores opportunities for safeguarding its constituents from potential abuses given its human rights mandate. Read more
IAG Philippines I Apr 06, 2022
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
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
IAG Philippines I Aug 02, 2021
Published to coincide with the first year of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA), this special report outlines the key provisions of the ATA and describes public and stakeholder reaction to the ATA, and ways in which the law has been used by the government since enactment. Read more
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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