Editor's Note
     Eduardo C. TADEM


The Bangsamoro Framework Agreement and the Mindanao Problem: Foregrounding Historical and Cultural Facts and Concepts for Social Justice and Peace in the Southern Philippines
     Abraham P. SAKILI

Development and Distress in Mindanao: A Political Economy Overview
      Eduardo C. Tadem

The Philippines and Bangsamoro Polity: Breaking the "Sisyphean Ordeal"
     Julkipli WADI

Magpuyong malinawon sa yutang kabilin (Living in Peace in their Ancestral Domain)
     Rudy B. RODIL

The New Face of Mindanao's Strong Men: The Politico-Economic Foundations of Legitimacy in Muslim Mindanao
     Francisco LARA, Jr.


It's Now or Later...Or Never?
     Mohagher IQBAL

Comments on the Framework Agreement between the GPH and the MILF
     Rudy RODIL


2012 Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro
     Philippine Government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front

Annex on Revenue Generation & Wealth Sharing
     The Philippine Government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front

Comparing the ARMM Law (RA 9054) and the Wealth Sharing Annex, Bangsamoro Framework Agreement
     Institute for Autonomy and Governance


Modern Martyr and Marahui and her Son, Amai
      Hussein MACARAMBON

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