Date: 14 Jan 2020
Time: 10.00 am - 11.30 am
Venue: ISEAS Seminar Room 2
Due to unforseen circumstances, this event has been postponed until further notice.
ISEAS PHILIPPINES PROJECT SEMINAR
About the Seminar
2019 was a critical year for the future of Muslim Mindanao and its relationship with the National Government. On the positive side, the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), a much stronger regional government with a larger population than its predecessor, was established by plebiscite with strong popular support across most of Muslim Mindanao. On a more worrying note, the rehabilitation of Marawi City, the only Islamic city in the Philippines and home to the Maranao community, progressed very slowly to the disappointment of the many thousands internally displaced still living in temporary accommodation.
2020 promises to be no less important. Our speaker will discuss how it is a crucial year for the development of nascent BARMM government in the run-up to the inaugural 2022 elections with a raft of vital legislation needing to be passed and implemented. And for the rehabilitation of Marawi City, as if we continue to see more tunnel than light, local alienation from the national government and its rehabilitation task force will mount, aggravating concerns about the attraction of violent extremist groups to alienated locals.
This seminar is supported by the Embassy of the Philippines, Singapore.
About the Speaker
The Honorable Amihilda “Amie” Sangcopan is Member of the Philippine Congress representing the Anak Mindanao (AMIN) party-list party. The eldest child of a pure-blooded Maranao and Tausug, and a registered nurse with a bachelor of laws degree, “Amie” joined AMIN- Anak Mindanao Partylist, serving as its Chief Political Affairs Officer from 2004 to 2010, and assumed the same post when she worked for Sulu 1st District Rep. Tupay T. Loong from 2010 to 2011. After serving as consultant for the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), she was appointed as Deputy Executive Director of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF). In December of 2017, she formally took oath as AMIN PL Representative.