What is OKIL?
OKIL is the official quarterly publication of PSA-BARMM. It contains reports on results of various statistical surveys and censuses, highlights of civil registration services, updates on Philippine Identification System, special events and activities promoting coordination with data stakeholders in BARMM.
OKIL is the geometric flowing plant-based designs and folk motifs used by the Bangsamoro Peoples of the Southern Philippines. It is particularly associated with the Maranao, Iranun and Maguindanaon in the mainland; Sama (Badjaos), Tausug and Yakan in the island provinces of the region, and among the Lumad groups.
Elders have said that OKIL represents the Bangsamoro’s social and economic status in figures. The patterns can be observed in almost every part of a Bangsamoro household, from their furniture to their clothing. There are patterns exclusive for males (okil-a-dato), as well as for females (okil-a-bai). Specific patterns also symbolize power and status of different classes of people.
OKIL symbolizes the general objective of this publication in a way that the latter serves as PSA-BARMM’s medium to communicate the general life situation of a typical Bangsamoro, both in social and economic status. This publication aims to publish quality statistics, civil registration and national identification services, and to disseminate technical information in a manner that is easily comprehensible.
The team behind OKIL produces information materials in accordance with PSA’s Quality Policy. They aim to provide a reliable representation of the region’s general situation in order to have reference in the formulation of programs and policies by the stakeholders.
OKIL is the new version of PRISMA, the official quarterly publication of PSA-BARMM from 2017 to 2019. It has been transformed to a variety that is more relatable to the Bangsamoro People.