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FULL REPORT: Research on Balik Islam in the Philippines

Aug 13, 2021

From IAG and UP Institute of Islamic Studies, this study aims to present a preliminary picture of the Balik-Islam phenomenon in the Philippines and to propose appropriate responses by government and non-government organizations.

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BARMM CSOs train on Anti-Terrorism Act and human rights

Aug 09, 2021

Civil society organizations from mainland BARMM took part in a 2-day training on the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 and human rights protection in Iligan City last 1-2 August 2021.

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IAG, International IDEA partner to advance indigenous rights in the Philippines

Aug 09, 2021

The overall goal is to enhance indigenous peoples’ rights in the Philippines by contributing to a situation where indigenous communities have empowered advocates who can demand rights, and where institutions responsible for upholding these rights have the knowledge and skills to respond to such requests to effectively fulfill their mandates.

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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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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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