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MILF: Brace for ‘tough challenges’ in BBL deliberations in Congress

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MILF: Brace for ‘tough challenges’ in BBL deliberations in Congress

By: Karlos Manlupig – Correspondent / @kmanlupigINQ Inquirer Mindanao / 10:02 PM April 19, 2018 DAVAO CITY – Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chair Murad Ebrahim urged the public to anticipate “tough challenges ahead” when Congress starts deliberating on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). Murad said in a statement on Thursday that a stronger…

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A Bangsamoro EO, just in case

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A Bangsamoro EO, just in case

Published January 22, 2018, 12:05 AM Just in case plans for revising the Philippine Constitution get delayed or derailed, or Congress fails anew to enact a Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), President Duterte has drawn up plans for a Bangsamoro territory to be created via an executive order (EO). The President has long been speaking about the…

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BBL ‘good model’ to see if federalism works: Zubiri

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BBL ‘good model’ to see if federalism works: Zubiri

By Azer Parrocha, Philippine New Agency January 19, 2018 MANILA — The proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) would be a “good model” to see if federalism works, Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri said Thursday. “The sentiment in the House (of Representatives) is to start with federalism before BBL. Me, I want to start with BBL before charter…

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Senators commit to passage of Bangsamoro Basic Law

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Senators commit to passage of Bangsamoro Basic Law

By Gaea Katreena Cabico (philstar.com) | Updated December 20, 2017 – 1:25pm MANILA, Philippines — Some senators have voiced support for passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law at a public hearing on the proposed law Wednesday. Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri, Senate sub-committee on BBL chair, promised that the measure will be ready for plenary debate by March 2018. “Marathon hearings” will be…

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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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