The Stratbase ADR Institute and The Habibie Center’s ASEAN Studies Program held a public dialogue, Talking ASEAN, on “Preventing Violent Extremism through Good Governance and Rule of Law”, on 4 March 2020, Wednesday, in Makati City.
This dialogue is a key activity of the Promoting Regional Resilience to Eradicate Violent Extremism through Inclusivity and Tolerance in ASEAN (PREVENT) project, a collaboration between The Habibie Center with USAID and the US State Department, and similar events will be held in each of the ten ASEAN member-states.
This dialogue aimed: (a) to discuss the linkages between corruption and violent extremism in the Philippines; (b) to identify what are the national policy and programs formulated by the government of the Philippines to deal with violent extremism issues; and (c) to produce possible recommendations on the efforts to counter violent extremism in the Southeast Asia through good governance and the rule of law.
Prof. Victor Andres “Dindo” Manhit
President, Stratbase ADR Institute
President, Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy
Usec. Jonathan E. Malaya
Undersecretary for Plans, Public Affairs and Communication and Spokesperson and Executive Director, Inter-Agency Task Force on Constitutional Reform (Task Force CORE), Department of Interior and Local Government
Dr. Francisco “Kiko” A. Magno
Senior Fellow and Founding Director, La Salle Institute of Governance
Trustee and Program Convenor, Stratbase ADR Institute
Richard Javad Heydarian
Non-Resident Fellow, Stratbase ADR Institute
A. Ibrahim Almuttaqi
Head, ASEAN Studies Program, The Habibie Center