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IAG Boosts Political Education for BARMM's 2025 Parliamentary Elections

Jun 27, 2024

IAG is ramping up its political dialogue program to address the critical need for civic awareness ahead of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao's (BARMM) first-ever parliamentary elections in 2025.

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IAG Research: Livelihood Top Priority for BARMM Voters

Jun 21, 2024

This reflects the immediate need for economic stability in the region.

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IAG Research: Infrastructure and Public Works a Key Concern Among Teduray and Lambangian Voters

Jun 21, 2024

Unlike other ethnic groups surveyed, the Teduray and Lambangian communities prioritize infrastructure and public works as their most pressing issue (44.6%). These communities, clustered in remote areas of southwestern Maguindanao del Norte and Maguindanao del Sur, lack basic amenities such as electricity, running water, social services, and proper roads, according to IAG Research.

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Pag-asa ng Bayan? Gen Z Key Voter Demographic in BARMM, according to IAG Research

Jun 20, 2024

A significant portion of the electorate in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) consists of Gen Z, with three out of ten likely voters (32.1%) aged between 17 and 29, according to a recent survey by IAG Research. Digital natives and tech-savvy, this young cohort is poised to influence the region's upcoming parliamentary elections in 2025.

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In BARMM, More Women Than Men Are Likely Voters, but Basic Needs Trump Gender Equality Ideals

Jun 20, 2024

A recent survey by IAG Research finds that women’s issues are among the least cited as the single most important concern of the autonomous region’s voters, ranging from just 0.3% to 1% of respondents. This is particularly striking given that the majority of likely voters in BARMM are women (54.2%). The findings suggest that in a region where poverty is...

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Education Campaign on the 2025 BARMM Elections Needs to be Accelerated, IAG Research Finds

Jun 20, 2024

A May 2024 survey by IAG Research finds that the majority of likely voters in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) lack awareness of the new voting system and key features of the upcoming 2025 regional parliamentary elections. With the elections only a year away, the findings highlight significant gaps in voter education.

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Peace Workers in ZamPen, BaSulTa Rally for Collective Action Against Crime and Violent Extremism

May 13, 2024

In a significant move towards peace and security, over 40 peace agents from Western Mindanao convened to evaluate the status of peace and security in the Zamboanga Peninsula and the island provinces of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

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Ancestral Domains, Uncertain Future: Non-Moro Indigenous Peoples Fight for Recognition in Bangsamoro IP Law

May 10, 2024

The future of the Non-Moro Indigenous Peoples in the BARMM remains uncertain. The public consultations on Bill No. 273 offer a glimmer of hope, but the concerns raised by the NMIP leaders highlight the complexities of achieving genuine peace and lasting recognition within the Bangsamoro.

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THINK PIECES

Setting Baselines: Preparing the BARMM Electorate for the First Ever Regional Parliamentary Elections in 2025

IAG Research I Jun 19, 2024

As the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) prepares for its 2025 parliamentary elections, acquiring knowledge about the demographics of voters becomes crucial for political parties and policymakers striving to effectively engage with constituents. This groundbreaking report offers essential insights into voter profiles, the electorate's readiness for the 2025 polls, sources of information regarding political parties, top issues and... Read more

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It's in the MILF’s interest to accommodate IPRA in the Bangsamoro

Soliman M. Santos, Jr. I Jun 07, 2024

Given the urgency surrounding the proposed BARMM IP Code (Bangsamoro Indigenous Peoples Development Act of 2024) and the ongoing violence affecting the Teduray-Lambangian tribe and other non-Moro IPs in Maguindanao, I’m sharing my previously confidential 9-page memo from January 7, 2015. The memo advises selected MILF leaders on the importance of accommodating IPRA (Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act) within the Bangsamoro... Read more

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Protecting Identity and Ancestral Domain: The Urgent Need for Safeguards for Non-Moro Indigenous Peoples in the BARMM

Benedicto Bacani I May 08, 2024

IAG is of the belief that considering the current context by which the IP Code is legislated, it is not the MILF-led BTA, but the national government and to a certain extent the international community that supports the peace process, that hold the key to ensuring that the NMIP does not end up as the sacrificial lambs to attain “peace”... Read more

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Four Rebel Group Amnesties: Win Some, Lose Some

Soliman M. Santos, Jr. I Apr 17, 2024

Four amnesty proclamations (Nos. 403, 404, 405, and 406) for various rebel groups, dated 22 November 2023, have been approved by both Houses of Congress. This approval puts them into effect and allows the National Amnesty Commission to start processing amnesty applications. Read more

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LEGAL REVIEW: BTA Bill No. 273, the Bangsamoro Indigenous Peoples Development Act of 2024

IAG Philippines I Apr 16, 2024

Earlier this year, the Bangsamoro Government introduced BTA Parliament Bill No. 237, also known as the Bangsamoro Indigenous Peoples Development Act of 2024. This legislation aims to recognize, develop, and protect the rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.  Read more

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The Greatest Challenge in the Implementation of the Political Track of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB)

IAG Philippines I Mar 22, 2024

Remarks given in the Panel on Domestic Resilience and Meaningful Autonomy in the BARMM, on the occasion of Public Forum on the 10th Anniversary of the Signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB), 22 March, 2024, UP School of Statistics Auditorium, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City Read more

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Empowering Madaris in the BARMM through Public Policy and Regional Autonomy to Help Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism

IAG Philippines I Jan 31, 2024

This brief navigates the challenges and opportunities presented by public policy accommodation, emphasizing the potential flexibility that regional autonomy can offer for the development of madaris.  Read more

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Research on the Local Implementation of the National Action Plan on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (NAP P/CVE) in BARMM

IAG Philippines I Nov 16, 2023

IAG's latest research urges stakeholders to ensure the success of P/CVE initiatives in BARMM through ongoing support for LGU-level programs, cultural tailoring, and transparent funding mechanisms. Addressing suspicions of unfair beneficiary selection requires crucial implementation of accountability measures. Emphasizing role clarification and activating a robust MEAL mechanism at the regional level is essential for effective oversight, contributing to the region's... Read more

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Paglalakbay sa Partidong Politikal sa Bangsamoro

IAG Philippines I Oct 16, 2023

This document was published with funding support from the National Democratic Institute (NDI). The views expressed in this publication are those of the Institute for Autonomy and Governance and not necessarily endorsed by National Democratic Institute Read more

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Towards Regional Autonomy: Lessons and Recommendations for the Establishment of the Cordillera Autonomous Region

IAG Philippines I Mar 04, 2023

This roundtable discussion is part of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and IAG's efforts to promote regional autonomy and good governance in the Philippines. It brought together key stakeholders to exchange ideas and highlights the need for collaborative efforts towards the future Cordillera Autonomous Region. Read more

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