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Peace Advocates, other stakeholders wary of renewed war if Congress fails to pass an acceptable BBL

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Peace Advocates, other stakeholders wary of renewed war if Congress fails to pass an acceptable BBL

By Al Iskandar December 10, 2017 The Committees on Local Government, Muslim Affairs, Peace, Reconciliation, and Unity has started deliberating the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) with lawmakers agreeing to merge the three (3) versions of Bangsamoro Law filed by three representatives. The BBL crafted by the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) was authored by Speakers…

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Duterte at Bangsamoro Assembly: what’s the special session of Congress for?

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Duterte at Bangsamoro Assembly: what’s the special session of Congress for?

By:  CAROLYN O. ARGUILLAS November 28. 2017 DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 November) — At the 1st Bangsamoro Assembly in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao last Monday, President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated his campaign promise to push for federalism as what is at stake is “the preservation of the Filipino republic and to correct a historical injustice” and called…

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MILF to be transformed into NGO once Bangsamoro Basic Law passed

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MILF to be transformed into NGO once Bangsamoro Basic Law passed

By: Mick Basa November 28, 2017 MAGUINDANAO, Philippines – The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) plans to transform itself into a non-governmental organization (NGO) focused on social services once the Bangsamoro government is in place. MILF chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim revealed the plan when asked about the future of the group once the peace agreement…

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Rody to Congress: Expedite BBL approval

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Rody to Congress: Expedite BBL approval

By: Edith Regalado October 31, 2o17 DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Duterte warned lawmakers that there could be trouble if Congress fails to expedite approval of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) that has been pending in the House for the past months. “If we do not act on it expeditiously, I think that we…

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Duterte warns of ‘trouble’ if BBL not passed swiftly

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Duterte warns of ‘trouble’ if BBL not passed swiftly

By: Mick Basa Published on October 30, 2017 DAVAO CITY, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday, October 29, called on Congress to expedite the passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), warning that failure to do so could spell trouble. The BBL is among the measures expected to be prioritized by Congress this year. “I will urge…

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SIGN BBL Movement lauds Pres Duterte, MILF for their continuing efforts to pass the BBL

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SIGN BBL Movement lauds Pres Duterte, MILF for their continuing efforts to pass the BBL

By: Muhammad Musa September 30, 2017 COTABATO City – Members of Sustainable Initiatives of Grassroots and Networks for Bangsamoro Basic Law (SIGN BBL) lauded President Rodrigo Duterte and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) headed by Al Haj Murad Ebrahim for their continuing efforts for the passage of the Bangamoro Basic Law (BBL) during the…

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The BBL, Congress and its Legislative Process

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The BBL, Congress and its Legislative Process

By: Junn Bin Abdullah September 28, 2017 CAMP DARAPANAN, SULTAN KUDARAT, MAGUINDANAO-( September 28, 2017) –  The BTC-crafted Bangsamoro Basic Law has been filed last Tuesday, and numbered as HB 6475. The bill is sponsored by no less than the Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Majority Leader Rudy Farinas, Minority Leader Danilo Suarez, Deputy Speaker Bai Sandra…

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Moro Women Solons hand-over BTC’s crafted BBL to HoR

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Moro Women Solons hand-over BTC’s crafted BBL to HoR

Muhammad Musa September 26, 2017   COTABATO City – Two Moro Women Representatives Ruby Maquiso Sahali and Bai Sandra Sinsuat-Sema of Maguindanao handed-over the Bangsamoro Transition Commissions’ crafted Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Majority Floor Leader Rudy Fariñas on Monday, September 25. Representative Sahali disclosed during the ASEAN Conference on…

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Draft BBL as “urgent bill”: only nine session days left before recess

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Draft BBL as “urgent bill”: only nine session days left before recess

By Carolyn O. Arguillas September 23, 2017 DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Sept) — The draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will finally be certified by the President as an “urgent” bill following the meeting of the Legislative Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) which the President convened on September 20, and Presidential Adviser on the Peace…

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House to file BBL next week – Fariñas

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House to file BBL next week – Fariñas

By: Marc Jayson Cayabyab – Report INQUIRER.net September 21, 2017 House Majority leader Rodolfo Fariñas disclosed on Thursday that they will soon file the Palace’s version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in Congress. This developed as Malacañang said President Rodrigo Duterte is likely to certify as urgent the proposed BBL, following the third Legislative-Executive…

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