Monday Sep, 23 2019 09:11:02 PM


Palace remains optimistic for new Bangsamoro gov’t under Aquino

MANILA (PNA) -- Despite the new Dec. 12 deadline for the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law, Malacanang remains optimistic that a new Bangsamoro political entity will be established under the administration of President Benigno Aquino III.”Under the new timeline, if it (BBL) will be enacted into law in December, will still have enough time for the President to appoint members of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) and for the holding of plebiscite,” said Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr.

IAG on BBL legislation (HB 5811 and SB 2894)

Statement of the

Institute for Autonomy and Governance

MILF now certain BBL won't be passed this year

COTABATO CITY -- The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Tuesday acknowledged there is almost zero” possibility now for the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to get through the legislative mills of the two chambers of Congress before yearend. But we are not losing hope.

President Aquino to continue to lobby for BBL passage under his watch

MANILA (PNA) – President Benigno Aquino III said on Tuesday he would continue to lobby with members of Congress for the passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) under his watch.”We will continue to lobby with members of Congress to pass the law during our watch and pass it at the earliest possible time so that the new mode of governance will have the maximum time to show the effectivity or the efficacy of this new mode of governance,” the President said in an interview with Inquirer multi-media.Despite some difficulties hampering the early passage of the BBL, President Aquino said

Marcos open to special sessions for BBL

MANILA – Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. said on Wednesday he is open to the idea of holding special sessions to assure that the plenary debates on his substitute bill for Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will be finished before the filing of certificate of candidacy (COC) next month.Marcos, chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Government, said it is up to the discretion of Senate President Franklin Drilon and House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. to call special sessions.Under the Constitution, Article VI, Section 15, the President may call a special session any time.

Bangsamoro peace process takes center stage on National Peace Consciousness Month

MANILA -- The Bangsamoro peace process will serve as the lynchpin of the country’s 12th National Peace Consciousness Month, with the two-pronged objective of encouraging Congress to finish the work on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) while at the same time continuing to raise awareness and understanding on the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro.Government chief peace negotiator Prof.

Devolve regulation of inland waters to Bangsamoro, gov't negotiator asks

MANILA -- Who will have jurisdiction over inland waters in the Bangsamoro autonomous region?If the substitute bill in the Senate overrides the House version, the autonomous government in the Bangsamoro will lose supervision and control over fisheries and other resources found in all inland bodies of water in the region like lakes and rivers. This deletion in the Senate Bill 2894 is troubling,” said government chief negotiator Prof. Miriam Coronel-Ferrer.

Sen. Cayetano wants clear guidelines on Bangsamoro block grant

MANILA – Senator Pia Cayetano on Monday calls for a clear-cut guidelines on how the Bangsamoro government would appropriate the Php34-billion block grant from the national government.Cayetano made the call during the start of the Senate plenary debates on Senate Bill No.

GPH okays retention of parliamentary system in draft BBL

MANILA – The government peace panel that negotiated with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) today lauded both the Ad Hoc House Committee chaired by Rep. Rufus Rodriguez and the Senate Committee on Local Government chaired by Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. for retaining the proposed parliamentary form of government for the Bangsamoro region in its version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).

Marcos' BBL to ‘fortify’ old politics in Bangsamoro – Ferrer

KIDAPAWAN CITY -The composition of the parliament that would be established in a Bangsamoro political entity as introduced by Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., in his version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), will ‘impair’ the ‘democratization’ of the representation in the assembly, according to government chief negotiator talking peace wit the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).



Barangay chairman, companion dead in Kabacan shooting incident

NORTH COTABATO --- Two were killed, one of them a barangay chairman, while two others were wounded in an attack in Kabacan town in this...

Look: Cops haul fish and marine products sold outside Kalamansig town market

KALAMANSIG, Sultan Kudarat - Police authorities here on Sunday hauled containers and fish peddled by fish vendors beside the highway as...

2 MILF members detained for illegal gun possession

MAGUINDANAO --- Two members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front were arrested Saturday for unauthorized carrying of firearms....

Top ASG member, 2 others yield to gov’t forces

ZAMBOANGA CITY - The WestMinCom’s campaign against violent extremism reaps good results as more terrorists yield to the government forces...

Though our Lord Jesus Christ was rich, he became poor

Reading 1AM 8:4-7

Hear this, you who trample upon the needy
and destroy the poor of the land!
“When will the new moon be over...