Event Reports

A Historic Vote for the Future of Bangsamoro

by Stefan Jost

Yes or No?

KAS Philippines Country Director Prof. Dr. Stefan Jost took part in the “Desisyon 2019: a special coverage of the Bangsamoro Organic Law plebiscite” organized by its partner, the Institute for Autonomy and Governance in Cotabato City last 20-22 January 2019.

The event gathered a pool of political analysts and other notable personalities providing their analysis and commentaries on the pre-plebiscite media forum, during the Desisyon 2019 radio coverage and on the post-plebiscite media forum. The plebiscite called on Filipinos voters from five provinces of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), namely Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi and the cities of Cotabato and Isabela to cast their votes to determine if the people wanted to ratify the Bangsamoro Organic Law. 

The plebiscite to ratify the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao provides the basis for the establishment of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), which will replace the ARMM.

Contact Person

Prof. Dr. Stefan Jost

Prof. Dr

Representative of KAS office Philippines

Stefan.Jost@kas.de +63 2 8894 3737 +63 2 8893 6199
Prof. Dr. Stefan Jost, KAS Philippines Country Director, and Atty. Benedicto Bacani, IAG Executive Director
Voters browsing their names in the voters' list
Member of Board of Election Inspection witnessing a voter casting his vote.