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Binay vows to build Malacañang in Mindanao for decentralization in gov’t

/ 11:52 AM February 23, 2016

PANTAO RAGAT, Lanao Del Norte—Vice President Jejomar Binay on Tuesday said he would set up a Malacañang in Mindanao to help Muslims feel decentralization in government.

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During a campaign rally at a public school here, Binay said he would build a Malacañang in Mindanao as well as in Cebu.

The vice president said he would make Mindanao feel the decentralization in government if he is elected president.

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Binay earlier opposed the present form of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) because of its constitutional infirmities.

The BBL, which would have implemented the peace deal with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front to create a more politically autonomous Bangsamoro region, was killed by the 16th Congress.

READ: Congress adjourns, fails to pass BBL

“Pinapangako ko po sa inyo personal ko pong tutugunan ang mga problema po ninyo sa Mindanao. Ang aking pong balak katulad po ng aking gagawin sa Cebu, maglalagay po ako ng Malacañang in Cebu, maglalagay din po ng Malacanang dito sa Mindanao,” Binay said.

(I promise you that I will personally address the problems besetting Mindanao. My plan is to establish a Malacañang in Cebu. Similary, I will build a Malacañang here in Mindanao.)

“Para matunton ko po lahat ng problema niyo. Dito po ako magoopisina sa Mindanao sapagkat babantayan ko ang mga local governments will experience the true meaning of decentralization and devolution. Gagawin ko po yan, yung local autonomy,” he added.

(Such is to address all the problems here. I will establish my office here in Mindanao because I will see to it that local governments will experience the true meaning of decentralization and devolution. I will administer local autonomy.) RAM

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