Mindanao: Fractured Promises, Continuing Challenges

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The UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS) is hosting the second installment of the Mindanao: Fractured Promises, Continuing Challenges forum series on March 13, 2020 (Friday), 1:00–5:00 PM, at the UP CIDS Conference Hall, Lower Ground Floor, Ang Bahay ng Alumni, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City.

This event is organized in cooperation with the Program on Alternative Development (AltDev), Assessment, Curriculum, and Technology Research Program (ACTRP), Decolonial Studies Program (DSP), Program on Escaping the Middle-Income Trap: Chains for Change (EMIT C4C), Islamic Studies Program (ISP), and Political Economy Program (PEP) of the UP CIDS.


About the Forum Series

The forum series aims to harness the research of the various UP CIDS programs conducting policy-oriented studies to examine some of the issues and concerns that define the Mindanao conundrum and arrive at recommendations addressed to the country’s decision-makers and other stakeholders.

The second forum will tackle political, historical, and educational issues with specific focus on the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).




1:15 to 2:45 PM

Moderator: Aaron Abel T. Mallari (UP CIDS Decolonial Studies Program)

  • From ARMM to BARMM: Transition Plan and Implication

Julkipli M. Wadi

Professor, UP Institute of Islamic Studies

  • Decolonizing Polity Based on Muslim Thoughts: Reflections on BARMM

Nassef Manabilang Adiong, Ph.D.

Project Leader, UP CIDS Decolonial Studies Program

  • National Workshop and Conference on Philippine Muslim History (PMH)

Darwin J. Absari

Assistant Professor, UP Institute of Islamic Studies



3:15 to 4:45 PM

Moderator: Darwin J. Absari (UP Institute of Islamic Studies)

  • Sustainability Concerns of the Madrasah Education Program: Basis for Philippine Islamic and Madrasah Education Policy Review

Arlyne C. Marasigan, Ph.D.

Senior Researcher, UP CIDS Islamic Studies Program

  • Proposed Policy Review on BARMM Madaris Education

Yassen Ala

Co-founder, Youth Peace Hub and Philippine Collaboration for Inclusive Economies

  • Alternative Delivery Modes of Education in the BARMM

Marie Therese A. P. Bustos, Ph.D.

Convenor, UP CIDS Assessment, Curriculum, and Technology Research Program


Download the full concept note and schedule of the forums here.



The forum is free and open to the public, but pre-registration via bit.ly/cidsmindanao is required. (Note: The registration form is both for the February 20 and March 13 forums.)



For inquiries, kindly contact Ms. Liza Villanueva (Administrative Officer, UP CIDS Assessment, Curriculum, and Technology Research Program) at l.villanueva@actrc.org or at (02) 8981-8500 loc. 8682.