By TJ Burgonio
As Congress awaits the draft Bangsamoro basic law, Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III has advised the government to explain how the future region’s asymmetrical relationship with the national government complies with the Constitution.
By Cynthia D. Balana
, Nikko Dizon
The peace panels hammering out an agreed version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) clarified that they are making “good progress” in their work, completing over 70 percent of the draft bill and with only the “hard issues” left to discuss.
By Christian V. Esguerra
Saying he wanted to push the Bangsamoro Basic Law “with conviction,” President Benigno Aquino III has made it clear that the document would have to be “consistent” with the historic peace agreement signed with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) last March 27.
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said it could not accept a Bangsamoro Basic Law that “may be constitutional but will not solve the Bangsamoro Question.”
By Marc Jayson Cayabyab
Despite maritime issues like piracy and smuggling, the Bangsamoro waters will not be guarded by the Moro entity’s own coast guard, government panel chairperson Miriam Coronel-Ferrer said on Monday.