Bangsamoro

 

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.

 

The Office of the President of the Philippines Highlights Bangsamoro Peace Process

March 2, 2016

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The Office of the President of the Philippines features the Philippines’ Third Party Monitoring Team (TPMT) annual report which monitors the Bangsamoro peace process between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). TMPT comprises of five members from Philippine and international NGOs, including The Asia… Read more

 

Philippines in 2016: Looking in a Glass Darkly

January 6, 2016

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After a period of relative stability (at least by Philippine standards), 2016 is extremely hard to assess. Turns out, as Yogi Berra famously said, “it’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” To begin with, the run-up to the May 2016 general elections is in full-swing…

 

Bangsamoro Law Deliberations: Déjà Vu All Over Again?

November 4, 2015

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The Philippine Congress resumed session this week, and is potentially in its last stretch in deliberating on legislation that would establish the new Bangsamoro Government. In a recent pronouncement, both houses of Congress declared a self-imposed deadline…

 

Philippines: Polling the Peace Process

September 9, 2015

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On August 13, the Philippine polling organization Social Weather Stations (SWS) observed its 30th anniversary with the publication of Filipino Public Opinion on the Bangsamoro Basic Law and the Mamasapano Incident. The report is based on the results of nationwide surveys in March and June, and a February survey in Mindanao, supported by The Asia Foundation.

 

Asia Foundation and SWS Launch Filipino Public Opinion on the Bangsamoro Basic Law

Manila, August 13, 2015

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Despite Nationwide Public Skepticism About BBL, Filipinos in the Bangsamoro Remain Hopeful Social Weather Stations (SWS) today launched its publication with key findings featured here – “Filipino Public Opinion on the Bangsamoro Basic Law and the Mamasapano Incident.” Supported by The Asia Foundation, the publication is based on nationwide surveys… Read more

 

Peace Council Endorses Bangsamoro Basic Law – with Some Tweaks

May 6, 2015

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It’s crunch time again for peacemaking in Mindanao. Both houses of the Philippine Congress are now considering the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), the implementing legislation for the hard-won peace agreement between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

 

The Asia Foundation Supports National Philippine Conversation on Bangsamoro and Beyond

Manila, Philippines, October 16, 2014

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Photo: ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) On October 8, the KaSaMa (Karapatan sa Malikhaing Paraan), an inter-embassy and multi-stakeholder human rights initiative, in partnership with the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC), and The Asia Foundation presented “Bangsamoro and Beyond: A National Conversation.” The forum will be aired on ANC in the Philippines on Satu… Read more

 

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…

 

New Report Examines Political Parties in Bangsamoro

April 16, 2014

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After almost 30 years of fighting and multiple rounds of negotiations, peace negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in the southern Philippines have led to agreements that include the establishment of a new parliamentary form of government for an autonomous region of Bangsamoro.  A new report from The Asia Foundation assesses the overa… Read more

 

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…

 

Philippine Daily Inquirer Highlights Asia Foundation Conference on Electoral Systems and Political Parties Under the Bangsamoro Ministerial Form of Government

March 21, 2014

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Philippine Daily Inquirer highlights The Asia Foundation’s organization of the Conference on Electoral Systems and Political Parties under the Bangsamoro Ministerial Form of Government in an article on the final stages of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) to be signed on March 27 at Malacanang. Read the full article here: “Negotia… Read more

 

Road Map to a Bangsamoro in the Philippines

October 10, 2012

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On Sunday, October 7, Philippine President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III, in a speech telecast nationwide, announced that a draft text for a Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro had been finalized.