BANGSAMORO TRANSITION COMMISSION TO SUBMIT DRAFT BBL TO DUTERTE

The Bangsamoro Transition Commission completed on Friday, 16 June 2017, its draft Bangsamoro Basic Law, and is now ready to submit it to President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo courtesy of BTC Facebook BANGSAMORO TRANSITION COMMISSION TO SUBMIT DRAFT BBL TO DUTERTE … Continue reading BANGSAMORO TRANSITION COMMISSION TO SUBMIT DRAFT BBL TO DUTERTE

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TRANSITION COMMISSION COMPLETES NEW DRAFT OF BANGSAMORO BASIC LAW

BY LILIAN C. MELLEJOR The Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) will submit the new draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to President Rodrigo Duterte by the third week of this month. Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) first vice chair and Chair of the 21-member BTC Ghazali Jaafar said they are into the finalization of the draft BBL. The BBL, once it becomes a law, will chart the future of the Bangsamoro government in the Bangsamoro ancestral homeland. ”Halos patapos na ang pagsulat ng mga honorable commissioners Bangsamoro Transition Commission sa batas (The honorable commissioners are almost finish in writing the … Continue reading TRANSITION COMMISSION COMPLETES NEW DRAFT OF BANGSAMORO BASIC LAW

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EX-DAVAO CITY POLICE CHIEF IN MAMASAPANO MASSACRE INQUIRY BOARD

Former Davao City Police Office (DCPO) Director Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa has been appointed as one of the 7-member  Philippine National Police (PNP) Board of Inquiry investigating the killing of 44 members of the Special Action Force (SAF) by Moro … Continue reading EX-DAVAO CITY POLICE CHIEF IN MAMASAPANO MASSACRE INQUIRY BOARD

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Federalism a fallback position if Bangsamoro law fails

QUO VADIS BBL? The national euphoria over the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro and the Bangsamoro Basic Law may have ended following the massacre of the SAF commandos in Mamasapano in Maguindanao, to lay in waste many months of negotiations … Continue reading Federalism a fallback position if Bangsamoro law fails

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Palace official cautions lawmakers who withdraw support to BBL to consider long-term impact of their decision

A Malacanang executive on Tuesday said lawmakers who have decided to back out from supporting the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) should think of the consequences of their decisions. “While recognizing the challenges posed by the violent incident in Mamasapano, … Continue reading Palace official cautions lawmakers who withdraw support to BBL to consider long-term impact of their decision

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Pull-out of support to BBL jeopardizes Mindanao, PHL’s future –-Deles

Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary Teresita Deles said on Tuesday some lawmakers’ withdrawal of support to the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is equivalent to forsaking sacrifices in the past and bars a good future for Mindanao. In … Continue reading Pull-out of support to BBL jeopardizes Mindanao, PHL’s future –-Deles

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Bangsamoro, an attempt to redress historical imbalances – retired SC justice

MANILA, Oct. 29 (PNA) — Several legal luminaries declared on Tuesday that the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law is constitutional and emphasized that it should be read within the context of restorative justice and addressing historical injustices.‎ “‎Bangsamoro is an attempt to redress long historical imbalances,” retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Adolfo Azcuna said during a hearing of the Ad Hoc Committee on the BBL at the House of Representatives, presided by Cagayan de Oro second district Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, himself ‎a constitutionalist and former Dean of the San Sebastian College of Law. Azcuna no‎ted that the BBL provides for the … Continue reading Bangsamoro, an attempt to redress historical imbalances – retired SC justice

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