The Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front formally resumed talks by launching the implementing phase of the Bangsamoro peace accord yesterday.
THERE are three ways by which amendments to the Philippine Constitution may be proposed. One is by Congress, upon a vote of three-fourths of all its members. Another is by a Constitutional Convention (Con-con). The third is by People’s Initiative, whereby a proposal is approved by at least 12 percent of the total number of the country’s registered voters, and by at least 3 percent of the votes in each of the nation’s congressional districts.Continue reading …
Buoyed by the gains of the Mindanao peace process, President Aquino is not giving up the fight for the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law in Congress even after his term.Continue reading …
Passage of the proposed P3.002-trillion national budget for 2016 and the Bangsamoro Basic Law is on top of the Senate’s legislative agenda as it resumes its regular session today.Continue reading …