A Policy Review

Estrada & Aquino Law

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Estrada & Aquino Law is a Technical Consultant of Access Bangsamoro. The author may be reached at (02) 8534-8166 or (02) 7719-4089 with address, 2515 High Street South Corporate Plaza Tower 2, 26th St., Coir., 11th Ave., BGC, Taguig City 1634.


This policy review is for the purpose of ensuring that the provisions of House Bill No. 59, or the proposed “Bangsamoro Civil Service Code of 2020”, are consistent with the provisions of R.A. 11054 or the “Bangsamoro Organic Law”, in harmony with existing laws and jurisprudence of the Republic of the Philippines, and in conformity to the principles laid down in the 1987 Philippine Constitution.

The BOL authorizes the Bangsamoro Government to enact a civil service code, provided that it shall be in accordance with existing national laws, civil service laws, rules, and regulations. In case of conflict with the national laws, the Constitution and existing national civil service laws, rules and regulations shall prevail.

The proposed “Bangsamoro Civil Service Code of 2020” shall govern the conduct of civil servants, the qualifications for non-elective positions, adopt the merit and fitness system, and protect civil service eligibilities in various government positions, including government-owned or controlled corporations with original charters in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region.

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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.