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Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL)
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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2017, 06:59:33 PM »
From: GMA news

PNoy personally submits draft Bangsamoro law to Congress leaders - September 10, 2014
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In a rare show of support for a piece of legislation, President Benigno Aquino III personally submitted on Wednesday the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to Congress leaders.

Aquino, through his peace adviser Secretary Teresita Deles, turned over the priority measure to House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. and Senate President Franklin Drilon during a ceremony at the Malacañang Palace.

President Benigno S. Aquino lll witnesses the hand over of the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law by Bangsamoro Transition Commission Chairman Mohagher Iqbal and Secretary Teresita Quintos-Deles to Speaker of the House Feliciano Belmonte and Senate President Franklin Drilon during the turnover ceremony at Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace, September 10, 2014. Photo by Rey Baniquet/NIB/Malacañang Photo Bureau

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PNoy witnesses MILF decommissioning in Maguindanao

President Benigno Aquino III observes the actual processing of weapons and combatants during the ceremonial turnover of crew-served weapons and high-powered firearms at the decommissioning of combatants of the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (BIAF-MILF) in Simuay, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao on Tuesday, June 16. The GPH and the MILF agreed to undertake the turnover of 75 weapons of the BIAF-MILF as provided in the Phase 1 of the normalization program for the Bangsamoro. Ryan Lim
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Re: Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL)
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2017, 02:36:57 AM »
Duterte to review BBL draft | Philstar - June 21, 2017
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Duterte said he and the MILF leaders would meet on Monday to hold “frank” discussions on the provisions of the BBL.

“The BBL has been completed. And the MI (MILF) will give it to me, I will sign it during the Eid’l Fitr,” the president told reporters in Cagayan de Oro City last Wednesday.

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The Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC), a panel with representatives from the government, the MILF and local stakeholders, has completed the draft BBL earlier this month.  The measure aims to form a new Bangsamoro political entity with enhanced political and economic powers

The BBL was bypassed by the 16th Congress because of questions on its constitutionality. Its passage was also impede by the backlash over the Mamasapano clash, which claimed the lives of 44 police commandos in 2015.

Irene Santiago, chair of the government implementing panel for Bangsamoro accords, has said the new BBL was based on the original draft law but has practical provisions on the transition between the passage of the measure and its ratification.

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Re: Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL)
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 07:58:52 AM »
Ready to tackle proposed BBL – Sen. Angara

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Senate committee on local government chair Senator Sonny Angara yesterday assured he is ready to tackle the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) once President Rodrigo Duterte turns over the new draft to Congress.

Angara made the assurance following reports the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) recently submitted to the President the draft of the revised BBL.

The President is expected to endorse it to the Senate and the House of Representatives. Angara said the BBL is one of the agenda to be discussed by lawmakers when they meet with Duterte this afternoon.

Finally. The draft was ready for submission for nearly a month. It was supposed to have been submitted to the president earlier but the date was pushed back. Much of the deliberations were actually done back in April, with the draft being finalized in June.

Hopefully I can get a soft copy of the new draft posted here soon. It's release to the public has been on embargo until it's official presentation.

A bit of "inside baseball": For some reason the the budget for the commission was still pending all the while they worked on the new draft. As far as I know it's still pending. Something about the previous BTC having unliquidated expenses or something, I'm not sure.  Essentially the current commission did the entirety of its work without a budget. Though not without a support from stakeholders, someone had to pay for the event hall where the meetings took place.
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Re: Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL)
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2017, 02:52:30 AM »
Duterte, Misuari meet in wake of BBL submission | ABS-CBN news - Jul 19 2017
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A statement released by the Palace communications office said Duterte renewed his vow to change the country’s form of government to federalism.

Misuari, on the other hand, said his meeting with Duterte was in keeping with his desire to find lasting peace in Mindanao and to give Muslims in the Sulu archipelago a voice.

Duterte and Misuari were accompanied by government and MNLF peace panel members, led by Nabil Tan and lawyer Randolph Parcaiso, respectively.


President Rodrigo Duterte discusses matters with Moro Liberation Front (MNLF) Chairman Nur Misuari and his wife Tarhata after the meeting with the MNLF and Government of the Philippines Implementing Panels at the President's Hall in Malacañang Palace on July 18, 2017. Simeon Celi Jr., Presidential Photo

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Re: Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL)
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2018, 09:46:01 PM »
ARMM guv hails bicam approval of BBL
By Noel Punzalan  July 20, 2018, 3:54 pm

http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1042089

COTABATO CITY – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Governor Mujiv Hataman lauded Friday the bicameral approval of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) on Wednesday night.

The consolidated version of the bill still awaits President Rodrigo Duterte’s signature, which is expected before he delivers his third State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 23. The President has earlier certified the BBL proposal as urgent.

The BBL is a measure proposing for the establishment of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao that would replace the old ARMM set up.

“Despite the difficult obstacles we have had to overcome together in the hopes of not only reforming but rebirthing an institution that represents our people, we are now closer than ever to have a regional government that is reflective of our times and is responsive to the most urgent needs of the Bangsamoro,” the governor said in a statement.

He said that more than being a law set on paper, “this new organic law is now a piece of our history -- one that speaks of our struggle as we assert our rights as a people."

Hataman said that to fully realize the peace and development for the Bangsamoro, the law must be upheld always in favor of those oppressed and marginalized.

“Let us not cease being vigilant. Let us continue the good work that we have started, and make sure that this law will exist not just as mere words on paper, but as a covenant of peace held close to the hearts of our people,” he said.

Hataman has vowed to step down from his post once the new Bangsamoro regional government takes into effect. (PNA)

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Re: Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL)
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2018, 08:58:37 PM »
Duterte signs Bangsamoro Organic Law
By CNN Philippines Staff

Updated 08:21 AM PHT Fri, July 27, 2018

http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2018/07/26/Duterte-signs-Bangsamoro-Organic-Law.html

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 26) — In a historic move, President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), creating the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

During a speech in Zamboanga City on July 26, the President said he had signed the new law.


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Officially called the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (OLBARMM), the law abolishes the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) established in 1989 through Republic Act No. 6734. The ARMM groups the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi.

This comes days after the House of Representatives ratified the bill on Tuesday, after it was delayed due to the change in the chamber's leadership. The Senate ratified the proposed measure on Monday.

Duterte, the first Philippine President who hails from Mindanao, earlier certified the bill as urgent, prompting Congress to fast-track its passage. The bicameral conference committee approved the final version of the bill on July 18.

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The BOL, which is the result of decades-long peace talks, institutionalizes provisions of the Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro, the 2014 peace agreement signed by the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.

The Bangsamoro government will be parliamentary-democratic in form, a first in the country's political history. It will be headed by the regional leader called Chief Minister, who will preside over an 80-member parliament.