IAG pays homage to late senior policy adviser Fr. Eliseo “Jun” Mercado Jr., a man of peace and dialogue.

The Institute for Autonomy and Governance opens applications to interested individuals with passion and commitment to serve indigenous communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and the Cordillera Administrative Region.

Local officers and personnel from the member-LGUs of Hadji Muhtamad, Lantawan, Maluso and Sumisip, of the Western Basilan Alliance (WBA) and partner agencies, such as the provincial offices of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Agrarian Reform (MAFAR), Ministry of Interior and Local Government (MILG) and the Basilan Provincial Government convened last week to develop their Operations Manual.

Through the validation workshop, BARMM CSOs and emerging political parties were able to meet and brainstorm together to provide different perspectives and insights on the major reforms they would like to see incorporated in the Bangsamoro Electoral Code, a piece of legislation still being drafted by the BTA.

IAG senior policy adviser Fr. Eliseo "Jun" Mercado Jr. says his vocation as an Oblate priest is a Christian presence in the midst of Muslims. There are many models of such Christian presence, not only through the traditional ministerial, sacramental and very “churchy” work, but rather a servant service, expressing their struggles and understanding the pluralism of faith.

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