Sociology and Anthropology and Political Science Departments Host Talk on the Framework on Bangsamoro Agreement

February 26, 2013
John Patrick Allanegui

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Department of Political Science of the School of Social Sciences hosted a lecture on the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB) last 6 February 2013 at the SEC Seminar Room 2.

Atty. Johaira Wahab, head of the Legal Panel of the Negotiating Panel for Peace Talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), was the resource person of the said talk.

Atty. Wahab tackled the history of the Bangsamoro, the legal foundations of the current Agreement as well an insider’s view of the tenuous process involved in the drafting of the Agreement. She also elaborated on the more fluid definition of Bangsamoro identity which transcends affiliation to Islamic faith and instead privilege common history, culture and geographic location of the natives and descendants of the original inhabitants of Mindanao and Sulu archipelago. Atty. Wahab ended the talk by highlighting the various possible implications of the Agreement on the Philippine national security.

The lecture was part of the classroom engagements of the course SA 132/Soc 287/PoS 191.1 (Law, Culture, and Society/Comparative Militaries in Southeast Asia) which is handled by Ms. Leslie Advincula-Lopez of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.