Michael Henry Ll. Yusingco I Apr 11, 2019
It cannot be emphasized enough that for the newly organized Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) the path ahead is extremely challenging. Right up there in the BTA’s challenging to-do-list is the familiarization of the entire Bangsamoro community to the concept of Intergovernmental Relations or IGR.
Ishak V. Mastura I Mar 21, 2019
The issue of “strategic minerals” has been done away with in the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) by removing any distinctions regarding minerals but the BOL is now very explicit that mining and mineral resources in the Bangsamoro-ARMM are subject to the Constitution and national laws. Hence, the Bangsamoro cannot pass any legislation in its parliament that would contravene the Philippine... Read more
Michael Henry Ll. Yusingco I Feb 06, 2019
How can any reform process ever be truly robust when there is a glaring disconnect between majority of Filipinos and the 1987 Constitution?
iag.org.ph I Jan 04, 2019
This Policy Brief lays out the issues that have emerged from the IAG and Konrad Adenaeur Stiftung Philippines multi-stakeholder roundtable discussion last December 7, 2018 that explored the constitutional, legal and political ramifications of the Bangsamoro Organic Law.
Dean Benedicto Bacani I Dec 03, 2018
Sustainable peace does not only require acknowledging historical injustice but most critically, promoting social justice. We have to reform our politics and constitutional and legal framework, in order to provide equal opportunities and burdens to people especially the poor.
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.
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.
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".
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
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