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North Cotabato folks staged rally to manifest support to BBL

PIGCAWAYAN, North Cotabato -- Thousands of villagers from different North Cotabato towns converged on Sunday and pledged support en masse to the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law.The North Cotabato folks staged a peace rally” at the town proper of Pigcawayan in the first district of the province, where dignitaries, among them government chief negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, talked lengthily about the importance of the draft BBL.The bill is premised on the two compacts between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the October 15, 2013 Framework Agreement on Bangsamoro and the Mar

ARMM officials pray for BBL's speedy approval

COTABATO CITY -Officials of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao on Monday prayed together in an open field here for the speedy approval by Congress of the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).The event was preceded by last week’s peace rally” here by the rank-and-file personnel of different public offices in the autonomous region, where organizers appealed to lawmakers to pass the draft BBL without revisions.ARMM Gov.

House to start voting on BBL at committee level

COTABATO CITY -- The 75-member House AdHoc Committee will start voting today the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law with peace advocates hoping it will give more autonomy in Muslim Mindanao.Cagayan Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, AdHoc Committee chair, said voting is expected to start at 9:30 a.m. today until 4 p.m.

OPPAP chief to peace advocatesand ‘Let’s hold on’

Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) Sec. Teresita Deles has urged Friends of
Peace (FOP) and other groups pushing for the passage of the draft Bangsamoro
Basic Law (BBL) into law, to hold on and keep praying and working for peace.

House committee to rename BBL into Basic Law of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region

MANILA -- Members of the House AdHoc Committee on the Bangsamoro may be coming up with a separate and new version of the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), officials to reporters at the House.Despite lengthy hearings conducted by the House of Representatives Ad Hoc Committee on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), the panel chairman admitted on Thursday that there is still no final version of the measure, the Philippine News Agency (PNA) reported today.Cagayan de Oro City Rep.

PNoy says BBL still on tract in Congress

MANILA -- The Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is still on track towards passage by the two chambers of Congress, President Benigno Simeon Aquino III said in a radio interview aired today, May 14.The President the so-called delay in the House of Representatives Ad Hoc Committee on the BBL is actually a positive development” and not a problem compared to the situation of the bill after the Mamasapano incident.But Aquino pointed out that he and other peace supporters would find a watered-down” version of the BBL unacceptable because it will be tantamount to reducing benefits accruing to the Bang

MPC confident BBL's passage, Rep. Sema too

COTABATO CITY --The Mindanao Peoples Caucus (MPC)remained confident the BBL will be passed in due time at the committee level.MPC is a member of the Friends of Peace (FOP), an umbrella organization convened by His Eminence Orlando Cardinal Quevedo, archbishop of Cotabato, that supports the passage of the draft BBL into law even with revisions provided it will not dilute the proposal.Voting of the draft law at the committee level was supposed to take place on May 11 with the FOP members in attendance but was postponed to May 18 to give other proposed amendments incorporated in the draft law.

One for all, All for one for Peace

One for All,All for One for Peace. (From left to right) Parang Mayor Ibrahim Ibay, Mindanao Peoples Caucus' Atty Mary Ann Arnado,GPH chief negotiator Prof. Miriam Coronel Ferrer, ARMM Gov. Mujiv Hataman, OPAPP Sec. Teresita Deles, Akabayan's Riza Hontiveros and other peace advocates pose during the 'peace march' in front of House of Representatives on May 11, 2015. (Photo by Edwin O. Fernandez)

Catamco to move for scrapping of BBL if her amendments are ignored

KIDAPAWAN CITY – A Mindanao solon vowed to withdraw support for the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) if the Adhoc Committee on the BBL won't consider her proposed amendments.Representative Nancy Catamco of North Cotabato's 2nd district andchair of the AdHocCommittee on Indigenous Peoples, was among the 12 solons who submitted proposed amendments of the draft law that triggered the postponement of voting on Monday.The revisions she wanted included in the BBL are focused on the rights of the indigenous peoples, in particular, their right to self determination and ancestral domain claims.

Cardinal Quevedoand 'BBLand roadmap to just and lasting peace'

The Long Tortuous Road to Reace and Bangsamoro Self-Determination The journey to peace in Southern Philippines has been arduous and tedious, at times hostile and adversarial, replete with stops and punctuated by intermittent warfare and all out war. But at other times, the journey was collaborative, infused with mutual trust, slowly reaching the final steps -- the 10 Decision Points on Principles, Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB), later the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) and finally the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).



BARMM Darul Ifta declares Ramadhan to commence March 23

COTABATO CITY  – A Muslim religious leader today announced that the Holy Month of Ramadhan will official commence on Thursday, May 23, Thursday...

34 loose firearms handed over to military in Basilan

ZAMBOANGA CITY - Lantawan Mayor Nursiya Ismael handed over 34 loose firearms to the military in a ceremonial turn-over held at the 19th Special...

Man with P1,7-M shabu nabbed in Polomolok sting

KORONADAL CITY – Collaborative effort of PRO 12 in intensified campaign against illegal-drugs resulted in the arrest of notorious drug peddler...

Priest mistaken for transporting a "salvaged man"

KIDAPAWAN CITY  – A Catholic priest has claimed that a police officer suspected him of transporting a salvage victim while driving from Digos...

P510K shabu seized in Carmen, North Cotabato, dealer nabbed

KIDAPAWAN CITY – About P510,000 worth of shabu were seized from a High Value Individual (HVI) in Purok 14, Brgy. Poblacion A, Carmen, Cotabato...