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Bangsamoro Basic Law draft delayed anew

Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The submission of the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) was again delayed on Monday.

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

What worries Sen. Pimentel most on Bangsamoro autonomy?

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

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 »

MILF, gov’t make progress on self-rule law

Peace negotiators for the government and the country’s largest Moro rebel group said Sunday that they had “reached agreement on substantial portions” of a draft self-rule law aimed at ending years of bloody conflict in Mindanao.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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

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 »