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ARMM mayors asking legislators to okay BBL

COTABATO CITY – The majority of mayors in the Autonomous Region in Muslim
Mindanao (ARMM) are asking national legislators to review and approve the
Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).

Thirteen
mayors from Maguindanao, 26 from Lanao del Sur, seven from Sulu, 12 from
Basilan, and eight from Tawi-Tawi manifested their support for the passage of
the BBL saying it is a step in fulfilling a lasting peace in Mindanao.

Senate's BBL version junked, Marcos to create substitute bill

PASAY CITY - Senator Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos on Wednesday said he will make his own separate draft Bangsamoro that he will file in the 17th Congress shutting down doors for the passage of the draft law next week.Speaking at the Senate floor after meeting with local officials within and outside the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Marcos said the draft law in the Senate that will create a new political entity in Mindanao has many unconstitutional provisions and not inclusive.Many local executives who attended Wednesday's meeting during the public consultations by Marcos' committee o

BBL remains useful in achieving peace in Mindanao – Marcos

MANILA – The proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) may have contained infirmities but it remains useful in achieving peace in Mindanao, Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr.

BBL to BL-BAR - Bangsamoro draft law now in House for deliberations

QUEZON CITY –
A substitute bill of the proposed House Bill 4994 or the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law
(BBL) has been submitted for floor debates at the House of Representatives as
peace advocates hope smooth sailing and not diluted bill.

Cagayan Rep.
Rufus Rodriguez authored the substitute bill, now known as House Bill 5811 or
draft Basic Law of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (BL-BAR).

Rodriguez said
HB 5811 envisioned a new region under One Constitution, One Nation.”

Sen. Marcos vows to work over time on BBL

MANILA -Senator Ferdinand Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. said he is working overtime to finish consultation with major stakeholders on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, not to delay its passage but to address its flaws and enable it to withstand any legal challenges. Can you imagine the constitutional infirmities of the BBL, how glaring they are and they still insist, walang papalitan? If we wanted to sabotage the BBL, that is precisely what we would do, hindi namin papalitan.

Rep. Hataman to solonsand Heed call of Bangsamoro people, vote for BBL in plenary

MANILA – Several members of the House of Representatives from Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, and party-list groups are urging their colleagues to heed calls for peace and development in the Bangsamoro, and vote for the amended Basic Law of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region which is set for plenary deliberations on June 1. We seek the affirmative votes of our fellow members of the House of Representatives when the Bangsamoro bill is submitted to a vote.

Iqbal can only wish for BBL passage before June 11

KIDAPAWAN CITY – A top official of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) can only hope and wish that the deliberations of the two houses of Congress on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will finally be completed before they adjourn on June 11. After all, MILF panel chair Mohaqher Iqbal said the draft law has been given to the legislators for their analysis and examination, nine months following the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro (CAB) in Malacanang. The CAB becomes the basis of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission for drafting BBL.

Youth groups to solonsand Pass BBL now

COTABATO CITY -As youth groups and organizations lauded the lower House for its swift approval ofthe Basic Law of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region at the committee level, they urged the Senate to do the same before session adjourns next month.

Duterte supports BBL but asks Misuari to show up

COTABATO
CITY – Mayor Rodrigo Duterte of Davao City on Wednesday said here
he was supporting the passage of draft Bangsamoro Basic Law.
”I’m
here to show my support to BBL. I am with you in your desire for lasting peace,”
he said, adding that he would wait what will happen to the BBL before he will
talk about Federalism.

Guingonaand BBL must ensure protection of non-Muslims

MANILA -Senator Teofisto TG” Guingona III on Wednesday called for revisions in the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) that will ensure the consistency of its provisions with the Constitution and the protection of minority communities living in the areas covered by the planned autonomous region.Sen. Guingona bared his proposal to amend part of the preamble of the draft BBL which currently refers to the aspiration of the Bangsamoro People.”Sen.

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