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Position Paper on Bill No. 29 or the proposed Bangsamoro Electoral Code

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.

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New IAG report sheds light on renewed recruitment by violent extremist groups in Muslim Mindanao

Dec 28, 2022

The report recommends building capacity around a moderate interpretation of Islam to counter extremist ideology and stronger government action on poverty alleviation and granting Muslim youth access to education.

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VP Sara Duterte's Keynote Message at Kusog Mindanaw 2022 Conference

Nov 13, 2022

The vice president addressed Mindanawon leaders, thinkers and advocates gathered for Kusog Mindanaw 2022 Conference in Davao City on November 11, 2022.

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IAG conference tackles issues and concerns in BARMM's Special Geographic Area

Nov 08, 2022

In the hope to discuss the issues and concerns facing the BARMM Special Geographic Area (SGA), IAG conducted  a conference focused on prospects and opportunities for peace and development.

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IAG inaugurates 2 knowledge centers in Zamboanga Peninsula

Oct 21, 2022

Knowledge resources from IAG, its network and partners are reaching more readers in Zamboanga Peninsula with the opening of two knowledge centers in Zamboanga City and Isabela City.

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IAG shares findings & recommendations of latest research on BARMM youth vulnerability to violent extremism

Sep 09, 2022

IAG presented to national stakeholders on Wednesday, September 7, the policy report highlighting the findings and recommendations of its newest study on youth vulnerability to violent extremism in the Bangsamoro region.

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Newly opened AECID-supported Dive Center in Basilan promises opportunities for women

Jul 15, 2022

Photo: WBA LGU employees and CMAS-certified divers Sarah Miguel Tahajid and Gernie Tadjah-Ladjaalam take their turns demonstrating how the newly procured compressor machine for the WBA Dive Center works.

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IAG, MSU System enter cooperation agreement

Jul 13, 2022

The Institute for Autonomy and Governance and Mindanao State University System have agreed on a cooperation agreement to work together to foster peace and democracy in the southern Philippines.

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THINK PIECES

#KusogMindanaw2022: The state of civil society organizations

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

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Political Party Building in the Bangsamoro: Challenges and Prospects

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

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SPECIAL REPORT: Examining Human Rights and the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 in the Bangsamoro Region

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

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Special Publications

IAG Philippines I Apr 06, 2022

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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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The First Year of the Anti-Terrorism Act: An Assessment

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

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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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