In the service of providing reviews of legislations carried out by the Members of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority.
The Bangsamoro Parliament is supported by the Secretariat in providing the Parliament Members with adequate, relevant, and efficient administrative and technical assistance that enables them to perform legislative tasks and responsibilities. The Secretary General heads the Secretariat and is assisted by different departments and divisions, including the Policy Research and Legal Services (PRLS).
The PRLS Office of the Service Director supervises the entire management operations, organizes mandate-relevant activities, evaluates the works of the divisions, manages its virtual presence, and oversees policy and legal reviews of legislations made by the Members of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA). It has two divisions that carry and deliver specific focal service areas.
(1) Legislative Research Division proactively produces desk reviews using secondary sources on select bills and resolutions filed to the plenary under the first reading stage, including legislations and policy research workshops requested and funded by respective committees and BTA members.
(2) Legislative Measures and Legal Assistance Division proactively produces desk reviews using legal sources on select bills and resolutions filed to the plenary under the first reading stage, including legislations and bill drafting workshops requested and funded by respective committees and BTA members.
The PRLS is duty-bound to uphold its vision, mission, goals, and values in providing desk reviews and legal assistance.
PRLS is envisioned to become an institution producing desk reviews on legislations carried out by the BTA Members.
- To do desk reviews on BTA legislations.
- To provide legal assistance requested by BTA members.
- Serve to conduct desk reviews of legislations and legal assistance in the Bangsamoro Transition Authority.
- Equip the Service with secondary and legal sources pertinent to review operations of BTA legislations.
- Nurture a diverse, inclusive, multicultural, religio-pluralistic, and safe workplace.
Envisaging a tolerant society for both Muslims and non-Muslims, the PRLS is guided by the esprit de corps of “moral governance” conduit to the following principles:
- Credible and Truthful
- Judicious, Logical, and Participatory
- Action-oriented and Generative
- Systematic and Methodical
- Multidisciplinary and integrative
- Reductive and Replicable
- Time-bounded and Cost-effective
Withal of upholding research integrity and legal credibility, PRLS mission ignites a research culture imperative to create a significant space to homegrown ways of knowing and world-making that are grounded on multiperspectivist thinking, legal interpretations, and lived experiences of the Bangsamoro society.
We are delighted to welcome everyone to our 2021 midyear accomplishment report containing PRLS engagements since its activation in March 2021, including completed and ongoing research works, list of accomplished and ongoing review tasks requested by Members of the Parliament, and concept notes of Bills and Resolutions PRLS thought to be critically important to BARMM.
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