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What worries Sen. Pimentel most on Bangsamoro autonomy?

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Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III

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.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Mindanao groups urge gov’t to fast-track Bangsamoro Basic Law

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The signing Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro. INQUIRE FILE PHOTO

Grassroots organization leaders from different parts of Mindanao are calling on the government to treat with urgency the passing of the Bangsamoro Basic Law, saying they’ve witnessed the people’s misery in the last four decades of war and are looking forward to the prospect of development to bring about by lasting peace.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t allots P2.7B for Bangsamoro autonomy even before bill is filed in Congress

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Mohagher Iqbal, chief MILF negotiator, and Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, head of the government negotiating panel, exchange copies of the peace agreement between the MILF and the Aquino administration they signed in Malacañang on March 27, 2014.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The government has earmarked P2.7 billion for the implementation of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) even though a draft of the bill has not even been submitted to Congress.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t troop deployment near MILF camps to foil BIFF attacks, says general

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Members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front  AP FILE PHOTO

Government troops did not violate a ceasefire with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in Mindanao as a top official said the recent movements in two Maguindanao towns were meant as a preemptive move against possible attacks from the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Aquino wants a Bangsamoro basic law he can endorse ‘with conviction’

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President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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