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Moro network presses Congress to extend Bangsamoro transition period
By BONG S. SARMIENTO -MAY 4, 2021 5:35 PM

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 4 May) – An umbrella of Moro civic groups in the country pressed Congress anew on Tuesday to immediately approve the proposal extending for another three years the transition period in the Bangsamoro region, considering that time is almost running out before lawmakers adjourn their session.

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Following the creation of the BARMM two years ago, the government and the MILF are implementing the CAB’s normalization track, which includes the decommissioning of MILF fighters and their weapons and transforming recognized MILF camps into peaceful economic zones.

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The term of the MILF-led BTA, which governs the BARMM government, will end on June 30, 2022, when the new set of elected officials shall have taken their oath of office.

Lawyer Mary Ann Arnado, secretary general of the Mindanao People’s Caucus (MPC), earlier said that the calls to extend the transition period do not cover the personalities appointed to the BTA but only the term of the body.

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This has been on the cards for a while.

The original three year period was already barely enough time to transition, but with extraordinary circumstances of the pandemic things have been even more challenging for the BARMM.
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