IAG's research on the local implementation of the National Action Plan on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (NAP P/CVE) in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao has entered its fieldwork stage.
Twelve Indigenous Peoples (IP) Champions, who underwent training and mentorship under the "Advancing Indigenous Peoples' Rights in the Philippines" project by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) and the Institute for Autonomy and Governance (IAG), recently converged in Baguio City to seek government support for their advocacy plans and proposed initiatives.
Read more: Cordillera IP Champions hold talks with regional agencies to gain support for their advocacy plans
Baguio City Representative Mark Go expressed confidence that House Bill (HB) 3267 or An Act Establishing the Cordillera Autonomous Region will be approved in the Congress before their scheduled recess.
Read more: Lawmaker gives update on Cordillera autonomy bill
Lawyer Benedicto Bacani, founding and current executive director of Institute for Autonomy and Governance (IAG), is the new president of Hubert H. Humphrey Alumni Philippines. He will serve from 1 March 2023 until 28 February 2025.
Read more: IAG’s Benedicto Bacani is new president of Hubert H. Humphrey Alumni Philippines
The report recommends building capacity around a moderate interpretation of Islam to counter extremist ideology and stronger government action on poverty alleviation and granting Muslim youth access to education.
Read more: New IAG report sheds light on renewed recruitment by violent extremist groups in Muslim Mindanao