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With MOA signed, Western Basilan Alliance pivots to new opportunities

Feb 24, 2021

With its formal institutionalization at the start of 2021, Western Basilan Alliance (WBA), a local government alliance of four municipalities on the western seaboard of Basilan province in southern Philippines, is pivoting to new opportunities.

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IAG roundtable discusses issues facing electoral reforms in Bangsamoro

Feb 16, 2021

The discussions involved updates on the drafting and filing of the Bangsamoro Electoral Code, the coordination between COMELEC Manila and the Bangsamoro Electoral Office (BEO), and key electoral reforms that need to be included in the Code such as issues on re-districting, anti-political dynasty provisions, qualifications for regional political parties, process of nomination for reserved seats, and clustering of votes...

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Facts First: Political Party-building in the Bangsamoro

Feb 08, 2021

Christian Esguerra sat down with key figures in the BARMM on the challenges of building strong political parties ahead of the first-ever elections in the region in this episode of “Facts First” presented by IAG in partnership with Westminster Foundation for Democracy with support from the Government of United Kingdom.

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IAG and partners underscore core values for political dialogue program

Feb 04, 2021

With or without the extension of the transition period for the BARMM, IAG urged partners not to waver in the advocacy for democratic, accountable and inclusive political institutions, rule of law and human rights.

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Ways to enhance participation of 63 expansion barangays in Bangsamoro election system explored

Feb 01, 2021

How the expansion areas would be able to participate and be represented in the Bangsamoro parliament is central in the discussion.

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IAG conducts advance training to develop political parties in BARMM

Jan 31, 2021

IAG's Political Party Building program in partnership with Westminster Foundation for Democracy aims to enhance the understanding and skills of civil society and political leaders on political party work thereby broadening their options in regard to becoming proactively engaged in the Bangsamoro governance.

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Facts First: Bangsamoro Elections

Jan 26, 2021

Former election commissioner Luie Tito Guia explains the parliamentary elections set in the new Bangsamoro region in the southern Philippines in May 2022 in this Facts First with Christian Esguerra special Bangsamoro episode presented by IAG in partnership with Westminster Foundation for Democracy with support from the Government of the United Kingdom.

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IAG conducts consultations with CSOs on Bangsamoro electoral reforms

Dec 17, 2020

At least 13 civil society organizations took part in the consultations on what major electoral reforms should be pursued and included in the crafting of the Bangsamoro Electoral Code (BEC) – a deliverable which the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) has yet to pass. The consultations highlighted important considerations that need to be reflected not only in the BEC but also...

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THINK PIECES

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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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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