Inclusive Participation of Local Governments in Mindanao Peace (PDF)


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This book delves into the intricate dynamics of peace agreement between the MILF (Moro Islamic Liberation Front) and the Government of the Philippines, specifically focusing on the centuries-old Bangsamoro issue in Mindanao. Despite the intentions of establishing lasting peace, the active involvement of a wide array of government bodies and stakeholders is crucial for the agreement’s success. This study zooms in on the 39 Local Government Units (LGUs) in Maguindanao, examining their participation in the peace negotiations.It examines their efforts in shaping their agendas through alliances, inter-LGU coordination, and articulation of their roles in the peace process. Moreover, it emphasises the crucial need for the genuine and representative inclusion of local political actors in both parallel and horizontal levels of the Mindanao peace process, underlining its significance not only for successful negotiations but also for addressing their vested interests in the pursuit of enduring peace.

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November 17, 2023

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About the author

Hazelyn Gaudiano is a multifaceted individual, embodying roles as a humanitarian, peace advocate, nurse, and development worker. Driven by her deep commitment to peace research and politics, she transitioned her career towards development and research, collaborating with political leaders and civil societies in Mindanano.