Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society

The Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society’s primary goal is to unify and consolidate the Bangsamoro civil society organisations for collective action toward social and human transformation. The Consortium envisions a society governed by justice where all peoples exercise their inalienable right to self-determination, to co-exist harmoniously and to live in prosperity with dignity. Its mission is to empower the Bangsamoro towards peace based on justice and development while promoting human dignity.


Mindanews is the leading provider of accurate, timely and comprehensive news and information on Mindanao and its peoples – serving economically, politically and culturally empowered communities. They are a cooperative composed of independent, professional journalists who believe and practice people empowerment through media. They believe that Mindanao is not all bad news and that their responsibility as journalists and information providers is to ensure a mixed balance of reports beyond the usual fare published in national newspapers or aired on radio and TV.


Sulong CARHRIHL is a network that monitors the Government’s and the Maoist rebels' compliance with the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL), which the two parties signed in 1998. The primary activities are education and advocacy. Sulong also hopes to support and sustain the peace process, and provide additional avenues for constructive dialogue, including Philippine civil society. 

Teduray Lambangian Women's Organization (TLWOI)

TLWOI is a federation of 35 community-based women's organisations of indigenous peoples in the province of Maguindanao. TLWOI aims to support Téduray and Lambangian women in attaining their sustainable and environmental development, while respecting their indigenous cultures and the promotion of basic development rights as tribal women, including the right to decision making processes, community development projects, and justice and peace.
Froilyn Mendoza, the head of TLWOI, is a member of the Transition Commission which implements the 2012 Framework peace Agreement on the Bangsamoro.
TLWOI receives administrative and technical advice from the Rural Women's Coalition PKKK.

United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD)

UNYPAD is a youth organisation, which aims to produce competent, effective and efficient young leaders who meaningfully give spiritual, political and socio-economic services to the society.They work to mobilise young people and equip them with essential knowledge, skills and appropriate technologies so they become members of society who will promote unity and solidarity, transparency and accountability in governance.