Mindanao’s Bangsamoro State would be patterned in Navarra Region Kingdom of Spain

GPH to study police setup in Spain's Navarra region

An October 23, 2012, press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser of the Peace Process

The Government of the Philippines (GPH) is set to visit Spain in an effort to learn about governance mechanisms in the "chartered community" setup in Navarra, including a study on its Policia Foral, its local autonomous police force.

Led by Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles, the GPH delegation is composed of Secretary of Budget and Management Butch Abad, GPH peace panel chair for talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Marvic Leonen; panel members Prof. Miriam Coronel Ferrer, Dr. Hamid Barra, former Secretary of Agriculture Senen Bacani, Undersecretary Yasmin Busran Lao, and Mayor Ramon Piang of Upi, Maguindanao.

Also joining are Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Governor in-charge Mujiv Hataman, the five ARMM provincial governors, representatives from the Senate, Congress, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and the Philippine Army.

The GPH delegation hopes to gain insights on how Navarra's police works in an autonomous setup, by which said insights can be useful in the implementation of Article 8 of the recently signed Framework Agreement between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). Article 8 provides for the creation of an independent commission to recommend appropriate policing within Bangsamoro communities as part of the process of normalization.

In an interview with Rappler, Dean Marvic Leonen, chief negotiator for the peace talks with the MILF, defined normalization as "(bringing) into the areas a normal situation of peace where it is not dominated by guns or the old politics but rather by a democratic inclusive setting which will include a process of MILF's decommissioning as well as the transfer of law enforcement activities of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in that area to a reformed police force."

Deles said that the study visit aims to provide participants first-hand experiences on the organizational and territorial government of Spain. "It also hopes to draw lessons and insights relevant as reference in drafting the Basic Law of the Bangsamoro, particularly in how states and regions work with the national government," she said.

The Bangsamoro Basic Law will be drafted by a 15-member Transition Commission, which will be formed through an Executive Order issued by the President. The law provides for a transitory period for the creation of the Bangsamoro region, which will replace the current ARMM.

"We also hope that we can get inspiration from the Navarra model as our government panel begins to work on the annexes of the Framework Agreement with their counterparts in the MILF next month," she said.

The delegation will leave for Madrid on October 23 and from there will travel to Navarra on October 24. They will return to Manila on November 2.

Unlike most other communities of Spain, Navarra is the only region that does not have a Statute of Autonomy per se. Its autonomy is instead granted by the reinstitution and improvement of its medieval charter (fuero), dating back and in recognition of its history as Kingdom of Navarre. This was completed in 1982 when the Parliament of Navarra passed the Law for the Reintegration and Improvement of the Régimen Foral (Regional System).

Spain is known as the State of Autonomies whereby power is highly devolved into its 17 autonomous communities and two autonomous cities. As part of Spain's transition to democracy, its 1978 Constitution "recognizes and guarantees the right to self-government of the nationalities and regions of which it is composed," (Preliminary Title, Section 2).

It can be recalled that representatives of the MILF undertook a similar study visit in March of this year. MILF visited Spain's autonomous region of Catalan and observed the autonomous community's experiences.

Official Gazette PH

Previous Post
Next Post


  1. I am very happy to read this. This is the type of manual that needs to be given and not
    the random misinformation that's at the other blogs. Appreciate your sharing this best doc.
    Here is my webpage - www.illegalvillasspain.com

  2. Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it.

    Look advanced to more added

    agreeable from you! However, how can we communicate?
    Feel free to visit my web blog :: fourthirds-user.com

  3. As I web site possessor I believe the content material here
    is rattling excellent , appreciate it for your
    hard work. You should keep it up forever!

    Best of luck.
    Also visit my website : pedir cita centro de salud crevillent

  4. I like what you guys are up too. Such clever work and reporting!
    Keep up the

    excellent works guys I’ve incorporated you guys to my blogroll.
    I think it will improve the value

    of my website :)
    Also see my webpage > canal190.blogspot.fr

  5. Woah! I'm really digging the template/theme of this website. It's simple,
    yet effective. A

    lot of times it's very hard to get that "perfect balance" between user friendliness and visual appeal. I must say

    you've done a superb job with this. In addition,

    the blog loads very fast for me on Safari.

    Exceptional Blog!
    my website: http://chloelikestotalk.blogspot.ru

  6. I’ll immediately grab your rss feed as I can't find your e-mail subscription

    link or e-newsletter service. Do you've any? Kindly let me know in order that I

    could subscribe. Thanks.
    My web page ; mfp classic cars

  7. An interesting discussion is value comment. I

    believe that it's best to write extra on this topic, it might not be a taboo topic however usually

    individuals are not sufficient to speak on such topics. To the next. Cheers
    Take a look at my web site ... studentkaren.se

  8. I was curious if you ever thought of changing the structure of your website?
    Its very well written; I love what youve got to say.
    But maybe you could a little more in the
    way of content

    so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of
    text for only having one or 2 images. Maybe you could
    space it out better?
    Feel free to visit my website - http://higharka.blogspot.ru

  9. Hello, i think that i saw you visited my weblog thus i
    came to “return the favor”.I'm attempting to find things to improve my web site!I suppose its ok to use some

    of your ideas!!
    My page > http://cakesbysandy.blogspot.fr/

  10. Do you have a spam issue on this blog; I also am a
    blogger, and I was wondering your situation; we
    have created some nice procedures and we

    are looking to swap techniques with other folks, why not shoot me an email if interested.
    Feel free to surf my web site http://www.dovidchaim.blogspot.fr/2009/05/womens-learing.html

  11. Yesterday, while I was at work, my cousin stole my iphone and
    tested to

    see if it can survive a 40 foot drop, just so she can be a
    youtube sensation. My

    apple ipad is now broken and she has 83 views.

    I know this is totally off topic but I

    had to share it with someone!
    Also see my webpage > www.aidanmoffat.co.uk

  12. Hello there, simply become alert to your weblog thru Google,
    and located that it's really informative. I am going to

    be careful for brussels. I will be grateful should you proceed this in future. A lot of people will be benefited

    out of your writing. Cheers!
    My website bbc weather forecast moraira

  13. Hello there, You've done a fantastic job.

    I’ll definitely digg it and individually suggest

    to my friends. I am sure they'll be benefited from this
    Also visit my web site ; http://www.district8kin.ca/index.php?title=User:HeatherRa

  14. There is noticeably a lot to know about this.
    I think you made some good points in

    features also.
    Also visit my blog : http://theproblemwithmentoday.blogspot.com

  15. Greetings from Colorado! I'm bored to tears at

    work so I decided to check out your blog on my iphone during lunch break. I really like the info you present here and can't wait to take a look when I get home.

    surprised at how quick your blog loaded on my cell phone .. I'm not even
    using WIFI,

    just 3G .. Anyways, superb blog!
    my webpage: www.startupwiki.at

  16. There is perceptibly a bundle to

    realize about this. I think you made some good points in

    features also.
    Take a look at my weblog : Direct Tv Internet Lexington Ky

  17. It’s really a great and helpful piece of info.
    I am glad that you

    shared this useful information with us. Please keep us informed like this.
    Thanks for

    Visit my site : idiot.fm

  18. Howdy very nice site!! Guy .. Beautiful .. Superb .
    . I will bookmark your web site and take the feeds

    also…I am happy to find a lot of

    useful information here within the publish, we'd

    like work out extra strategies on this regard, thank you for

    sharing. . . . . .
    My web blog ; society4u.com

  19. Excellent blog here! Also your website loads up fast!
    What host are you

    using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my website loaded up as quickly as yours

    Feel free to visit my blog ; nicefooty.blogspot.ru

  20. I have been browsing online greater than three hours as
    of late, yet I never found any fascinating article like yours.
    It’s beautiful worth sufficient for me. Personally, if all website owners and bloggers made just right content as you did,
    the internet shall be much more helpful than ever before.
    My site > auth.gr

  21. Hi would you mind letting me know which webhost you're

    using? I've loaded your blog in 3 different web

    browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot quicker then most.
    Can you recommend a good

    internet hosting provider at a reasonable price?
    Thanks, I appreciate it!
    Also visit my page : new vw golf cc

  22. wonderful issues altogether, you just won a

    brand new reader. What would you suggest about your

    publish that you just made some days in the past?
    Any sure?

    my web page: Renting Motorcycles spain

  23. Excellent beat ! I wish to apprentice

    even as you amend your website, how could i subscribe for a weblog
    site? The account aided me a applicable deal. I had been tiny bit acquainted
    of this your broadcast provided brilliant

    transparent concept

    Also visit my site; albo appliances location

  24. I discovered your weblog web site on google and check a

    of of your early posts. Continue to keep up the

    superb operate. I just additional up your RSS feed to my MSN News Reader.

    Seeking forward to reading extra from you


    my webpage: http://redribbonclub.in/members/lindasmith1980/activity/4530

  25. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like
    you wrote the book in it or

    something. I think that you can do with some pics to drive the message home a
    little bit, but

    other than that, this is wonderful blog. An excellent read.

    I will definitely be back.

    Visit my web blog: Www.Statueforum.dk

  26. obviously like your web site but you have
    to test the spelling on several of your posts.
    Many of them are rife with

    spelling issues and I in finding it very bothersome to inform the

    truth however I’ll surely come

    again again.

    Also visit my blog ... mentorportal.dk


Hello traveler! Thank you for leaving comment!. We encourage responsible and peaceful comments that add dimension our discussion. No Profanity , No bashing or hate speech, please. You can express your opinion without slamming others or making derogatory remarks.

Investment Recommendation: Bitcoin Investments

Where to buy Bitcoins?

For Philippine customers: You could buy Bitcoin Online at Coins.ph
For outside the Philippines customers  may buy Bitcoins online at Coinbase.com