Category Archives: parity of esteem

INSIDER MEDIATORS: This is about self determination, not determination by others

(Statement of the Insider Mediators, read at the press conference of civil society organizations at the Dapitan Room of EDSA Shangrila Hotel on 17 July 2018. Insider Mediators is a platform for the Bangsamoro from various sectors who try to work within their respective organizations to achieve a wider consensus on major Moro issues such […]

New Bangsamoro political entity: from ARMM to BARMM; from BBL to OLBARMM

ORTIGAS (MindaNews / 10 July) — From ARMM to BARMM. The new autonomous political entity that will replace the 28-year old Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will be known as the Bangsamoro in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) as agreed upon by the 28-member Bicameral Conference Committee (bicam) that has been meeting at […]

KISSA AND DAWAT: Subverting Subsidiarity

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 June) — The Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) as drafted by the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) will be going through the crucial stage at the Bicameral Conference Committee (Bicam) next month. Will it come out recognizable as proposed and agreed through the peace process? Or will it come out unrecognizable, mangled […]

KISSA AND DAWAT: (Dis)parity of esteem in our midst

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 June) — Quite fortunate to be part of a weekend planning of insider mediators looking into and cracking their heads scrutinizing the Senate and House versions, what will potentially come out of the bicameral committee (Bicam) and what the final version will be. Importantly, they can help assess its potential […]