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Solons back to work to finetune BBL

By Ben R. Rosario

Heeding President Duterte’s call to prioritize the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, congressmen cut short their summer vacation, went back to work, and held an executive session to finetune a consolidated BBL bill yesterday.

This developed as the Anak Mindanao party-list represented by Rep. Amihilda Sangcopan warned that it will reject a “diluted and watered down BBL.”

“Amin will say “no to” diluted and watered-down BBL, for if the BBL will be designed to fail the gains of the previous peace agreements, then better no BBL at all,” Amin declared.

The House Committees on Local Governments, on Peace, Reconciliation, and Unity, and on Muslim Affairs met to vote on individual amendments to the draft substitute bill entitled “An Act Providing for the Basic Law for the Bangsamoro and Abolishing the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.”

The proposed substitute bill seeks to expand the coverage of Republic Act No. 6734 or the Organic Act for the ARMM.

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  • Duh

    Just to keep one small portion of the population happy. But for how long ?