MyPeace Boses ng Kabataan, a youth-led group, launched an information dissemination campaign on the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) with a forum on BOL and civilian peacekeeping at Aleosan National High School in North Cotabato last October 5.
The passage of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) last July 2018 gives hope for a lasting peace in Mindanao. There is, however, much work to be done in defining the areas of the Bangsamoro, setting up governance structures, and, putting into motion administrative agreements.
The past continues to haunt nation even as it is once again confronted with a breakdown in the rule of law. This is a tragic commentary that was highlighted in the BALAY-sponsored showing of the film Respeto at the Cine Adarna Theater last Sept. 18, 2018 as part of activities to commemorate the imposition of military rule in 1972.
Bachelet highlights major human rights situations around the world in address to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva
“Inequalities stir grievances and unrest; fuel hatred, violence, and threats to peace; and force people to leave their homes and countries. Inequalities undermine social progress, and economic and political stability. But human rights build hope. They bind humanity together with shared principles and a better future, in sharp contrast to the divisive, destructive forces of repression, exploitation, scapegoating, discrimination – and inequalities,”
The Bangsamoro Basic Law was crafted by the Bangamoro Transition Commission (BTC) in accordance with the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) signed by and between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on 27 March 2014. It was a product of 17-years of tortuous negotiations between the two parties, and has undergone a series of consultations among parties in conflict.