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Kusog Mindanaw 2018: Key messages of the Conference

Nov 12, 2018

IAG summarizes the main messages coming out of the Kusog Mindanaw 2018 Conference attended by around 100 key stakeholders representing different sectors of the Bangsamoro and Mindanao.

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62 petitions for voluntary inclusion in BOL plebiscite: Comelec

Nov 08, 2018

The Commission on Elections said it received a total of 62 petitions to join the plebiscite on the Bangsamoro Organic Law on January 21, 2019.

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READ: Memo creating federalism inter-agency task force

Nov 06, 2018

Memorandum Circular No. 52 signed on 31 October 2018 creates Inter-Agency Task Force on Federalism (IATF) to coordinate ongoing efforts towards federalism and constitutional reform.

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WATCH: Rationale of Kusog Mindanaw 2018 Conference explained

Nov 05, 2018

Kusog Mindanaw chairman Fr. Eliseo Mercado Jr explains the rationale for choosing Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) and federalism as agenda for the November 8-9 annual conference in Davao City.

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IN PICTURES: Mothers against violent extremism

Oct 26, 2018

Mothers in Marawi City gathered in a visioning workshop and technical training on family-based approach to preventing violent extremism, October 24 -25, 2018 in Iligan City.

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Comelec to accept petitions for LGUs’ inclusion in BOL plebiscite

Oct 23, 2018

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday announced it will be accepting petitions for voluntary inclusion in the January 21, 2019 plebiscite to ratify the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) before the end of October.

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BOL campaign kicks off in December

Oct 22, 2018

In a resolution, the Comelec said the campaign period for the Bangsamoro plebiscite would start on Dec. 7 and end on Jan. 19. Two days later, or on Jan. 21, the people in the plebiscite area will vote on whether to approve or reject the law, which provides for the creation of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao | Philippine...

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ARMM employees raise concerns on transition to Bangsamoro government

Oct 18, 2018

The transition process is provided for under Republic Act No. 11045, otherwise known as the Bangsamoro Organic Law. Some of the matters discussed were the employment status of ARMM personnel who will be affected, once the transition period commences, and the incentives for personnel who would opt to retire, or be separated from service.

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EDITOR'S PICKS

Implications of the GPH-MILF peace process and the Bangsamoro Organic Law to Mindanao and the emerging challenges

Mohagher Iqbal I Nov 14, 2018

Fear of the unknown remains a challenge, and those who are not well-informed on the gains of the peace process or the pertinent provisions of the BOL would still have misconceptions. We are always faced with the challenge to provide more timely information to the public that would allay any fears. Read more

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Quick Thoughts on the Petition of the Province of Sulu on the Constitutionality of Bangsamoro Organic Law

Soliman M. Santos, Jr. I Nov 06, 2018

As it is with the current Supreme Court that is largely aligned now with the Duterte administration, there might not be too much to worry about the SC striking down the BOL as unconstitutional as sought by the Sulu Petition. Read more

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National Ulama Conference of the Philipines supports Bangsamoro Organic Law

iag.org.ph I Oct 15, 2018

In a statement, the National Ulama Conference of the Philippines (NUCP) "appeals and urges the electorate in the proposed Bangsamoro Autonomous Region to ratify the Bangsamoro Organic Law in the name of peace, development and justice for all". Read more

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What are the rights of indigenous peoples in the BOL?

iag.org.ph I Aug 20, 2018

IAG extracted portions of the Bangsamoro Organic Law that relate to the rights of the non-Moro indigenous peoples in the proposed Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Take a look. Read more

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Full Document: Bangsamoro Organic Law

iag.org.ph I Jul 23, 2018

This is the consolidated version of the Bangsamoro Organic Law ratified by the Philippine Senate on July 23 and House of Representatives on July 24 and signed into law by President Duterte on July 26. Read more

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Full Document: Consultative Committee's draft federal constitution

iag.org.ph I Jul 10, 2018

Here is the complete copy of the Consultative Committee's draft federal constitution submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte on July 9, 2018. Read more

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Marawi City Siege and Threats of Narcoterrorism in the Philippines: Global Lessons Learned and Policy Options for the Duterte Government and Beyond

Dr. Rommel C. Banlaoi I May 21, 2018

One of the major crimes exhibited during the Marawi City siege was the financing of terrorism from illegal drug operations. Scholars and experts describe this phenomenon as narcoterrorism where terrorism and illegal drug trafficking effectively converge. This study examines narcoterrorism in the Philippines using the case of the Marawi City siege. Read more

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A New Constitutional Order for Federal Philippines

Michael O. Mastura I May 17, 2018

Why is autonomy in the 1987 Constitution inadequate to address the Mindanao problem? If basic law revision to the Organic Act is perceived as creation of a  substate, hence unconstitutional, what are the options? Read more

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POLICY BRIEF: Ten Fundamental Constitutional Reforms

iag.org.ph I May 09, 2018

How do we ensure the proposed federal set-up is a palpable improvement from the current system? Read more

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The Many Englishes

Nicolas B. Pichay I May 04, 2018

In every case for everyone, it takes great effort to listen beyond grammar and history; it takes a lot of humility to admit that arguments could rise from ignorance, bias, or hate; and it takes a ton of courage to transform mere words into action that build bridges and sidestep conflict in favor of co-existence. Read more

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