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Kêtindêg, Volume 2 Issue 6

Quarterly Newsletter of the IPDEV Project

Here you can find the IPDEV Project's quarterly Newsletter Kêtindêg covering events and developments of the months of May, June and July 2013. more…

October 1, 2013

Facts and Figures about the Indigenous Population in ARMM

IPDEV Survey Results

In this brochure, the IPDEV project presents the results it gathered from its household survey conducted in 2013. more…

October 1, 2013

Ballots instead of bullets

MILF on track of forming own political party

In Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, political officers from the Central Committee of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and ranking commanders from its armed wing, Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF), sat down in a four-day seminar geared towards boosting the rebel group’s bid of forming its own political party. more…

Event Reports | September 19, 2013

BTC Seminar on the Ministerial Form of Government and Electoral Systems

From 12-13 August a seminar on the Ministerial Form of Government and Electoral Systems took place for the Bangsamoro Transition Commission BTC in Cotabato City. An original article about the seminar was written by Exective Assistant Atty. Haron Meling and published on the MILF website more…

Event Reports | August 12, 2013

Democracy without Parties

The Philippines in the Patronage Trap

During the mid-term elections in the Philippines on 13 May 2013, as expected the old patronage parties came out on top. Once again, the electoral system offered the opportunity for candidature nearly exclusively to well-known personalities and wealthy families during the country-wide senatorial election. Similarly, the elections for the Lower House and local elections were dominated by political clans and dynasties. Vote-buying and controlled voting in polling stations turned the election into a farce. more…

Dr. Peter Köppinger | International Reports | August 12, 2013