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House probe on implementation of Organic Law affecting non-Moro IPs in BARMM sought

Jun 29, 2021

AMIN Rep. Amihilda Sangcopan submitted House Resolution No. 1926 enjoining the Committee on Indigenous Cultural Communities and Indigenous Peoples to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the struggles of various indigenous tribes in the BARMM areas.

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WATCH: Forum on Mandanas Ruling and Implications on BARMM

Jun 24, 2021

As the Mandanas ruling takes full effect on Fiscal Year 2022, Executive Order 138 promulgated on June 1, 2021, provides for the full devolution of certain functions of the executive branch to LGUs. How does this affect BARMM, its local government units, and the block grant?

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IAG honors late Fr. Jun Mercado with online tribute

Jun 16, 2021

IAG pays homage to late senior policy adviser Fr. Eliseo “Jun” Mercado Jr., a man of peace and dialogue.

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IAG Invites Applications to IP Champions project with International IDEA

May 20, 2021

The Institute for Autonomy and Governance opens applications to interested individuals with passion and commitment to serve indigenous communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and the Cordillera Administrative Region.

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Validation workshop on proposed Bangsamoro Electoral Code provisions caps off 10-month IAG and WFD political party development project

Apr 15, 2021

Through the validation workshop, BARMM CSOs and emerging political parties were able to meet and brainstorm together to provide different perspectives and insights on the major reforms they would like to see incorporated in the Bangsamoro Electoral Code, a piece of legislation still being drafted by the BTA.

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WBA Member-LGUs develop Operations Manual

Apr 13, 2021

Local officers and personnel from the member-LGUs of Hadji Muhtamad, Lantawan, Maluso and Sumisip, of the Western Basilan Alliance (WBA) and partner agencies, such as the provincial offices of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Agrarian Reform (MAFAR), Ministry of Interior and Local Government (MILG) and the Basilan Provincial Government convened last week to develop their Operations Manual.

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FEATURE: An Oblate Priest with a Heart for the Muslims

Apr 05, 2021

IAG senior policy adviser Fr. Eliseo "Jun" Mercado Jr. says his vocation as an Oblate priest is a Christian presence in the midst of Muslims. There are many models of such Christian presence, not only through the traditional ministerial, sacramental and very “churchy” work, but rather a servant service, expressing their struggles and understanding the pluralism of faith.

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IAG holds roundtable on BARMM electoral reforms

Mar 16, 2021

Some 25 civil society organizations participated in the multi-stakeholder dialogue that gave them the chance to ask questions before BTA MPs and the regional director of the BEO pertaining to the status of the Bangsamoro Electoral Code and other important developments relating to future elections in the region.

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THINK PIECES

SPECIAL REPORT: Assessment of the First Year of Anti-Terrorism Act

IAG Philippines I Jul 02, 2021

The Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, officially designated as Republic Act No. 11479, is a Philippine law whose intent is to prevent, prohibit, and penalize terrorism in the Philippines. The law was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on July 3, 2020, and effectively replaced the Human Security Act of 2007 on July 18, 2020. Read more

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FREE DIGITAL COPY: Muslim Law in the Philippines Studies on the Search for a Shari’a Islam

IAG Philippines I Jul 01, 2021

IAG is glad to publish this work by Professor M.B. Hooker, one of the most experienced analysts of legal systems in Southeast Asia. Read more

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Call to Consider the Extension of the Bangsamoro Transition with the Right Frame and Reason

IAG Philippines I Feb 19, 2021

Resetting the elections is not a simple and straightforward issue. There are benefits and potential perils and Congress in its wisdom, must weigh the benefits of resetting the elections against potential legal, political and security risks and implications to the peace process. Read more

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Framing the discourse on amending the Bangsamoro Organic Law to extend the transition period to 2025

IAG Philippines I Dec 10, 2020

For the people who agree with the extension there is no doubt that three years is not enough for the BTA. On the other hand, those who are hesitant to support the extension believe that the work involved in the transition can, and indeed should, be continued by the first elected Bangsamoro Parliament in 2022. Read more

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Rapid Midterm Review of the Bangsamoro Transition Period

Mindanao Peoples Caucus I Dec 04, 2020

This Rapid Midterm Review was conducted by the Mindanao Peoples Caucus. 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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