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Bayan Muna: Aquino has numbers in House to pass Bangsamoro law

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Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares said the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law would depend on “numbers,” which the Aquino administration might be able to muster.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Majority of senators sign on in support of Bangsamoro law

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More than half of the Senate’s 24 members have pledged to support the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), signing on as coauthors of the measure that would establish a new autonomous region in Mindanao as part of the peace agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, Senate President Franklin Drilon said on Monday.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ateneo to honor Cardinal Quevedo of Cotabato

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The Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) will honor His Eminence Orlando Cardinal Quevedo, archbishop of Cotabato, and five other men and women who exemplify the university in their respective fields, the ADMU said in a statement sent to the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI), Quevedo’s congregation.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Proposed Bangsamoro gov’t a political hybrid

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The proposed Bangsamoro government will be parliamentary but its political system will be democratic, according to the draft law that would carve a new, self-governing region for the Bangsamoro in southern Philippines.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

MILF, AFP, US, UN, business leaders in South upbeat on BBL

A young Muslim girl flashes the peace sign in support of the passage of a law giving autonomy to minority Muslims, during a rally near Malacañang on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, to coincide with the handing over of the draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in a ceremony at the presidential palace. The Moro Islamic Liberation Front has high hopes that the proposed BBL will clear Congress because it is “for the sake of peace in Mindanao,” the group’s officials say.  AFP

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has high hopes that the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will clear Congress because it is “for the sake of peace in Mindanao,” the group’s officials say.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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