Senate starts inquiry on Bangsamoro framework agreement
MANILA, Philippines – The Senate on Tuesday began its inquiry into the Bangsamoro framework agreement recently signed between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
The hearing conducted by the Senate committee on peace, unification and reconciliation was initiated by its own chairman, Senator Teofisto Guingona III, who filed a resolution seeking an inquiry into the issue.
Guingona sought the inquiry to get a “firmer grasp of the issues and challenges that will be faced by the nation with the impending passage of the Bangsamoro basic law.”
Present in the hearing were Secretary Teresita Deles, presidential adviser on the peace process; Professor Miriam Colonel-Ferrer, chairman of the government’s peace panel; and Zamboanga Representative Celso Lobregat, among others.
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