The leadership of the Bangsamoro is determined to lead and manage the Moro society based on ‘“moral governance’.” However, it is difficult to understand what moral governance means. By using an exploratory design to frame research as inquiry and gain insights on moral governance as BARMM’s agendum, the research navigated and conceptualized the meaning of moral governance based on a proposed framework that constitutes five immutable principles: Faith, Freedom, Moral Authority, Common Good, and Social Ethics. By constituting these interrelated principles that will map the framework towards practice, within the distinct historical and faith context of Muslim Philippines, a sustainable Bangsamoro leadership is envisaged as a tolerant society to various Muslim groups and non-Muslim communities—Christians and Indigenous Peoples in particular.
Adiong, N.M. (2013) “Nation-State in IR and Islam,” Journal of Islamic State Practices in International Law, Vol. 9, Issue 1, pp. 102-120 (republished as “Is there an Islamic Nation-State,” Islamic Perspective Journal, Vol. 14, 2015, pp. 1-18).
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