Strengthening the Community of Practice on Social Cohesion and Resilience

October 17, 2023

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On October 5-6, local government leaders committed to driving transformative peace and development in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao gathered to welcome a new cohort of fellows for the LGU Fellowship Program on Social Cohesion and Resilience.  The Fellowship Program, implemented by The Asia Foundation and the Galing Pook F… Read more


Fostering Transformation in the BARMM with Forward Bangsamoro

September 14, 2023

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Forward Bangsamoro, now in its fourth year, is a six-year project funded by the USAID and implemented by The Asia Foundation. The project’s mission is to enhance local governance in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) by strengthening the capacity of legislatures and key government institutions, supporting policy development… Read more


A Pathway to Entrepreneurship for Sulu Women

August 17, 2022

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The creation of the BARMM has brought a new era of peace to Sulu, in Mindanao, but this Philippine region still suffers from economic disadvantages that fall especially hard on women.


A New Generation Takes the Driver’s Seat in Bangsamoro

April 27, 2022

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Attorney Abdel Jamal Disangcopan and his parliamentary staff are part of a new generation of young professionals building peace in the Bangsamoro.

Woman in headscarf laughing in front of street construction 

Podcast: A Woman Attorney General for the Bangsamoro

September 16, 2020

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She’s part of the new face of leadership in her long-troubled homeland of Mindanao in the southern Philippines. Attorney General Sha Elijah Dumama-Alba sits down with InAsia to talk about the past, the future, and her vision for the Bangsamoro.


Minorities within the Minority: Indigenous Communities in the Bangsamoro

August 6, 2014

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In March this year, a major milestone passed in the 40-year effort to end hostilities in the Philippines between the national government and Muslim separatist fronts. The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed a Comprehensive…


Implementation of Bangsamoro Holds Lessons for Philippines as a Whole

March 26, 2014

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As we prepare for the long-awaited March 27 signing in Manila between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro, one of the striking things of the peace process…