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Federalism and BBL

Recently, in what was billed as the Muslim tour de force to stress their rightful demand to be heard by the government, thousands of Moros joined the Bangsamoro Assembly in Sultan Kudarat, South Cotabato.

THE Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) was originally dawn up by negotiators of the previous Aquino administration with the leaders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). It was, however, so objectionable in the eyes of so many quarters that the Aquino administration ended without the BBL being approved by Congress.

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President Duterte has appealed to Congress to hasten the approval of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law and creation of a federal form of government, warning of trouble in Mindanao if such initiatives are not pursued.

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President Duterte said the government remains committed in its pursuit to talk with Muslim insurgents in Mindanao hoping to come up with a lasting solution to establishing peace in the region.

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Rody to certify draft BBL as urgent measure

President Duterte vowed to certify as urgent the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law for its swift passage in Congress, saying he would pose no objection to provisions consistent with the Constitution.

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Rody gets BBL draft today

The final draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law will formally be turned over to President Duterte during a ceremony in Malacañang today.

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