Wednesday Nov, 29 2023 10:52:35 PM


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

CITY – Mayor Rodrigo Duterte of Davao City on Wednesday said here
he was supporting the passage of draft Bangsamoro Basic Law.
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.

House Committee on Ways and Means approves Bangsamoro bill

MANILA (PNA) -- The House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means approved with amendments the provisions in the proposed Basic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region specific to taxation and wealth-sharing.The committee, chaired by Marikina City Rep.

Senators willing to sit down with President Aquino on BBL -- Drilon

MANILA (PNA) -- Senate President Franklin Drilon on Tuesday said the senators would welcome sitting down with President Benigno Aquino III after the release of the committee report on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).”We welcome the statement of the President that he is willing to sit down with the senators to discuss the BBL,” Drilon said in a media interview.”However, we would like to see first the committee report in order that we will know how far would be the disagreements insofar as the senators are concerned,” he clarified.With regards to apprehension that President Aquino might influe

Marcos' committee hears IPs, Sulu Sultanates on BBL

COTABATO CITY - Indigenous Peoples (IPs) and Sulu Sultanaterepresentatives on Monday proposed full inclusion of IP rights in the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) the Senate committee was deliberating on.The IPs, as shown on national television ANC, presented verbally and in hard copy, what they wanted included in the draft law during the Senate Committee on local governments chaired by Senator Ferdinand BongBong Marcos Jr Monday.Among those who presented proposals to the draft BBL was Alim Bandara, a tribal leader from Teduday tribe of Maguindanao.Other tribal groups were equally represente

President Aquino ready to discuss Bangsamoro Draft Law with senators

MANILA -- President Benigno S. Aquino III has expressed his readiness to discuss the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) with the senators. Kung gusto nila akong kausapin tungkol dito sa BBL, hindi naman ako nanghihimasok, inimbita nila akong magbigay ng opinyon sa isang pagpupulong, bakit hindi natin gawin iyon?

2 senior House leaders lash back vs Marcos, Escudero on BBL issue

MANILA -- Two senior House leaders on Monday lashed out Senators Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Francis Escudero for suggesting that Senate and the House of Representatives are heading for a clash due to irreconcilable versions of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). Those candidates are just trying to make themselves look good,” Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr.



Cotabato Light announces Dec. 3 NGCP-initiated power interruption

COTABATO CITY - The Cotabato Light and Power Company (Cotabato Light) today announced the scheduled power service interruption of the National Grid...

Bangsamoro town hall to rise in Mapun island

COTABATO CITY – The most isolated municipality in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) will soon have its own new municipal...

Former guerilla-medics now barangay health workers

COTABATO CITY - The Bangsamoro government has initially employed 1,049 former combatant-medics of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, among them women...

Estudyante na isang CAFGU, patay sa pamamaril sa Pikit

ESTUDYANTE, patay sa pamamaril sa isang paaralan sa Barangay Ginatilan, Pikit, North Cotabato ngayong umaga ng November 29, 2023. Sa inisyal na...

NDBC BIDA BALITA (Nov. 29, 2023)

HEADLINES 1   SPECIAL Investigation Group, binuo upang resolbahin ang pagpatay sa Indian national sa Datu Paglas 2  ...