Sunday, June 17, 2018
Close  
  • share this
IN TIME FOR HIS 3RD SONA

Duterte to sign into law landmark BBL on July 23 – Fariñas

/ 09:19 AM May 29, 2018

House Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Farinas
INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

President Rodrigo Duterte will sign into law the landmark Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) on July 23 in time for his third State of the Nation Address (Sona), House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas said late Monday.

“The BiCam Conference Committee Report shall be submitted for ratification by the HOR and the Senate in their Plenary sessions in the morning of Monday, July 23, 2018, with the President signing it into law in time for his State of the Nation Address at 4 p.m. of that same day,” Fariñas told reporters.

Congress leaders had a meeting with Duterte on Monday night to discuss BBL and Fariñas said the President “granted our request to certify the BBL bill as urgent in order for the HOR and the Senate to pass their respective BBL bills on 2nd and 3rd Readings before we adjourn on Wednesday.”

ADVERTISEMENT

The House leader said the President did not impose anything on Congress, and they would have their bicameral conference committee during the break to resolve contentious provisions of the bill.

“We will then have a Bicameral (BiCam) Conference Committee during the break, that will resolve conflicting provisions of our bills in collaboration with the Executive Department and the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC),” Fariñas noted.

“If we won’t resolve them, we won’t have a bill for the President to consider,” he added.   /kga

Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: BBL, Rodolfo Fariñas, Rodrigo Duterte, Sona
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2018 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.