IPs fear reforms on ancestral domain, tribal justice system will be overlooked if BARMM transition is not extended

COTABATO CITY – Indigenous Peoples group in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) issued a signed manifesto on July 26 declaring their ‘unequivocal support’ for pending Congress bills extending the transition period. “If the transition period will not be extended, the Indigenous Peoples fear that the desired institutional reforms, particularly the protection and…

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