Through these co-designed legislative workshops between PRLS and prospective partners (MPs, Ministries, LGUs, NGOs, CSOs, Academe, and other Bangsamoro Stakeholders), a legislative measure especially a bill is aided that is grounded on rigorous research and comprehensive legal works originating from the everyday lived realities of the Bangsamoro people. There are two PRLS legislative workshops:
(1) LRD legislative workshop is composed and aggregated by research mentorship and policy research methodology that will progressively lead to the writing of a policy research paper, including its intended design, structure, and format. This series of activities will have an activity that will guide participants to adequately convert their policy research paper into a bill and/or a resolution. The activity on converting a policy research paper into a bill constitutes necessary training to learn technical skills in crafting and writing a bill, including its elements and style, to be proposed in the Bangsamoro Parliament.
(2) LMLAD legislative workshop is composed and aggregated by legal mentorship and legal research writing that will progressively lead to “bill and resolution” drafting activity, including its intended design, structure, and format. It is a series of activities that start from legal mentorship, legal research writing, to drafting a bill and/or a resolution. The bill drafting activity constitutes necessary training to learn technical skills in crafting and writing a bill, including its elements and style, to be proposed in the Bangsamoro Parliament.
Overall, PRLS is encouraging the multiple publics and stakeholders to acquire a combination of these two PRLS legislative workshops.
Legislative Focus: What theme or area of research you wanted to focus on? What legislative issue you wanted to research on? What legislative measures (bill and/or resolution) you wanted to write and make drafts?
Legislative Call: Write a Call for Papers (CfP) concentrating on a particular ‘legislative focus’. A clear CfP includes concise background, scope, significance to the Bangsamoro, brief literature review (if any), and preliminary questions your ‘legislative focus’ wanted to explore about. Let prospective participants submit a 250-word abstract with their names, affiliations (if any), email addresses, and a short 100-word bionote via a Google form. Do not forget to put the deadline of abstract submissions and estimated date of notification of results. The CfP has to be widely disseminated as possible in order to illicit a good number of submissions.
Post Legislative Call: The selection committee will deliberate and choose the top-quality abstracts—that are coherent and strictly relevant to the ‘legislative focus’—and inform the authors/researchers the timeline regarding the deadline to submit their full papers. Upon receipt of receiving the papers (via email), they’ll be circulated to all participants prior the start of the workshop.
Legislative Workshop: The researchers will present their papers and a group of selected individuals will serve as discussants. The paper presenters and discussants must be provided with proper honoraria. The workshop can be held virtually, face-to-face, or both (hybrid) depending on the budget.
Post Legislative Workshop: All papers will be collated by a group of writers hired to translate and transpose them into a bill and/or a resolution. If possible, refrain from legalese style of writing and start using Tagalog and/or Bangsamoro languages so laws are accessible, i.e., easily understandable, by all citizens in the BARMM. The researchers, those who presented their works during the workshop, have the option to publish their papers to the PRLS journal either in English, Tagalog, or in Bangsamoro languages.