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Kêtindêg, Volume 1 Issue 4

IPDEV's quarterly Newsletter, January 2013

Here you can find the latest edition of IPDEV's Newsletter for download. Enjoy reading! more…

March 27, 2013

IPDEV’s Froilyn Mendoza elected the IP’s voice in the Transition Commission


The IPDEV project is pleased to announce that groups from the indigenous communities hailed the appointment of Ms Froilyn Mendoza as member of the Transition Commission (TC). The TC will hammer out the Basic Law for the Bangsamoro political entity, replacing the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). more…

March 5, 2013

Commemorating the United Nations´ World Interfaith Harmony Week

Message by Dr Peter Köppinger

On occasion of the United Nations´ World Interfaith Harmony Week on 04 February 2013 hosted by H.Em. Luis Antonio Cardinal G. Tagle, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Manila, Dr Köppinger contributed the following speech on the implications of Interfaith Harmony for the political life in the Philippines. more…

February 4, 2013

Press Release: NCIP to open a Maguindanao Office?

IP views on the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro raised in Regional Consultative Assembly

Ancestral domain, self-governance, justice and human rights, and cultural identity - or what are commonly known as IP rights - and how these will be incorporated into the Bangsamoro Basic Law were points raised by participants of the GPH Panel in the recently-conducted regional consultative assembly for IPs on the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB). more…

January 16, 2013

Bangsamoro, the Devolution Failure, and India-style Federalism

A Case for Asymmetric Autonomy and Strategic Reapportionment

The process is moving. Before 2012 ended, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III signed Executive Order No. 120 creating a Transition Commission (TC). The TC will supposedly draft the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law stipulated in the Framework Agreement between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). Read more hear ... more…

January 15, 2013