This national conference provided the platform for key leaders and stakeholders from the BTA, local government units, relevant national agencies, experts and CSOs to dialogue on critical issues around regional and local autonomy in the BARMM and Intergovernmental relations between national, regional and LGUs. The discussions are particularly relevant in the ongoing discourse on constitutional changes including the shift to a federal Philippines, the implementation of the Mandanas ruling, and the decentralization of governmental functions to LGUs.