Around 300 leaders and representatives of non-Moro indigenous communities in BARMM convened in Cotabato City on 19-21 April 2022 to chart a roadmap towards genuine recognition of their rights.


The roadmap underscores strategic directions that include policy and legislation for the protection of Non-Moro Indigenous Peoples (NMIPs), improved social services, and responsive national, regional, and local public institutions.


The summit was capped off by a “walk for peace” around the Bangsamoro regional government center with participants bearing placards underscoring demand for the protection of the rights of NMIPs.


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The Institute for Autonomy and Governance (IAG) through its Australian Government-supported Political Dialogue program is proud to support this initiative together with the Non-Moro Indigenous Peoples Coordinating Council, Bangsamoro Transition Authority through the Office of MP Romeo Saliga, and local organizers Timuay Justice and Governance, Gempa Te Kelindaan Ne Kamal, and Dulangan Manobo Tribal Justice and Self Governance.