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CSOs call on Congress to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law

MINCODE, the only regional network representing Mindanao in the Caucus of Development NGO Networks (CODE-NGO), took the lead in engaging members of the largest national coalition of civil society organizations to continue advocating for peace and development. With the wisdom and guidance of the CODE-NGO Board of Trustees and with the able leadership of Ms. Patricia Sarenas, Chairperson of MINCODE and CODE-NGO, the Caucus calls on Congress to stay the course of peace by passing the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).


The Mindanao Coalition of Development NGO Networks (MINCODE) strongly condemns the shooting incident in Mamapasano in Maguindanao Province in Mindanao that resulted in the death of more than 40 policemen last Sunday, January 25, 2015.

As there is a ceasefire agreement between the MILF and the GPH, we call on the immediate investigation of this unfortunate incident by the Coordinating Committee on the Cessation of Hostilities (CCCH) and the International Monitoring Team (IMT) even as we call on both parties to meet to prevent the escalation of violence. We extend our sympathies to the families of all those who were killed and we support the calls to seek justice for them.

Grassroots Participatory Budgeting (GPB) – A New Level of Transparent and Accountable Governance

We, the participants of the NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PARTICIPATORY AND DECENTRALIZED GOVERNANCE, have gathered the lessons and challenges faced by civil society organizations (CSOs) in engaging the government and other stakeholder partners through CSO-led local poverty reduction and development agendas.

We stand together to support whole-heartedly the Grassroots Participatory Budgeting Process, or GPB.

MINCODE Statement on the SONA

We, MINCODE, as a network of networks of development civil society organizations (CSOs) in Mindanao representing close to 500 community-based organizations, peoples organizations and development NGOs, highly commend President Benigno S. Aquino III for the positive changes in government, including improvements and upscaling of the programs that have been proven to have very positive effects […]