Jul 12, 2017 @ 14:31

The Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) is assured concerning the passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law that addresses “objectionable” provisions within the “old” draft through the Aquino administration.

According to Senate President Koko Pimentel, he was in a position to discuss to a member of the BTC who expressed confidence concerning the “acceptability” of their BBL model.

“I have talked with a member of the BTC, ‘yung Bangsamoro Transition Commission, who is a lawyer and he told me that they addressed all those objectionable features of the first draft,” Pimentel mentioned.

“The person I talked to is confident that this time, this version is less constitutionally objectionable. Tignan po muna natin kasi ‘di ko pa rin nakikita (‘yung draft). It will be submitted to the President on the 17th. I want to be there when it is submitted,” he added.

Asked whether or not the proposed BBL measure will change into one of many prioritybills within the Senate, Pimentel mentioned, “Oo. Priority na ‘yun particularly kung i-certify pa (ni Presidente). I hear it is going to be licensed (pressing by the President).

President Rodrigo Duterte is about to obtain the BBL draft on July 17 in Malacañang. The BBL will function the enabling regulation in creating a real political autonomy for the Bangsamoro folks in Mindanao, mentioned Secretary Jesus Dureza, presidential adviser on the peace course of.

The BBL crafted beneath the Aquino administration didn’t get the approval of Congress as a result of a number of perceived “objectionable” provisions, together with the opt-in provision which states that barangays, contiguous to the proposed core Bangsamoro territories, can be a part of the Bangsamoro authorities by a plebiscite.

Some sectors, together with the Moro National Liberation Front and different indigenous communities in Mindanao (MNLF) had complained that they weren’t correctly consulted within the crafting of the BBL. Apparently, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) “dictated” many of the provisions within the outdated BBL.

Source: politics.com.ph