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.
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 in future party and election laws in the Bangsamoro.
Mindanao Peoples Caucus (MPC) Secretary General Atty. Mary Ann Arnado presents the salient points and findings of the rapid midterm review of the Bangsamoro transition period conducted by MPC. One of the recommendations of the review is the extension of the period of transition for another three years.
"The composition of the present BTA is the stumbling block for the BARMM to achieve genuine inclusive peace, development and progress," the TJG says in this position paper.