FRAMING THE PHILIPPINE CONGRESS-

BANGSAMORO PARLIAMENTARY (PC-BP) FORUM:

Technical and Political Considerations


Clyde Ben A. Gacayan
Researcher, Access Bangsamoro Project

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Clyde Ben A. Gacayan is a Researcher of Access Bangsamoro. He is concurrently an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of the Philippines – Visayas. The author may be reached at: cagacayan@up.edu.ph.


ABSTRACT

The bedrock of Bangsamoro autonomy hinges on its right to self-determination including the legislation of measures to address the needs of the region but at the same time preserving the national interest.  This balancing of interests is facilitated by the creation of intergovernmental relations (IGR) body as prescribed by the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). However, this new governance structure is yet to take form, lest have a blue print for implementation.

This policy brief provides a discussion on what an IGR legislative forum is and the key functional areas that define its effective intergovernmental relations.

Since the Philippine Congress-Bangsamoro Parliamentary (PC-BP) Forum is required by the BOL to operate under the principle of intergovernmental relations; this brief explores how it can be framed a) within a unitary system of government and b) along existing structural and political dynamics. Specific technical and political considerations are presented in the discussion to help assist the current initiatives for its proper implementation.


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Access Bangsamoro is an online and social media portal that promotes the free flow of information, analysis, and discussions for the effective implementation of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) and the successful transition to the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

Access Bangsamoro is a project of the Ateneo School of Government (ASOG) through the Ateneo Policy Center, in partnership with the Institute for Autonomy and Governance (IAG) under the Enhancing Political Dialogue for Inclusive Peace in the Bangsamoro (ENPOLD Bangsamoro). The project is made possible with the funding assistance from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Government of Australia.