“PNoy will be disappointed if BBL not enacted by congress”: Speaker Belmonte

  • Thursday, Oct 01 2015
  • Written by  Al Iskandar

In a report by ABS-CBN yesterday, September 30, House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte said that, “President Benigno Aquino III will be disappointed if the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is not approved by Congress.

"He will be disappointed," Belmonte said as quoted by ABS-CBN.

For his part, Belmonte merely wants the bill put to a vote. He said he will not campaign for its passage.

"I'm not talking about approval. I just want it to reach the floor and voted on," he said.

He revealed many lawmakers are still interested in asking questions. "We have still a number of people who are due to interpellate. Many of them have interpellated more than once in the past," he said.

"Appeal ko lang, let's give everybody a chance to vote. Pakiusap ko, let's go there. I'm not gonna talk to say you vote this way. Let everybody vote the way everybody wants," he added.

Both Houses of Congress are currently focused on the proposed P3-trillion national budget for 2016 setting aside the proposed Bangsamoro law.

ABS-CN also quoted Belmonte saying that after the budget is approved, they will allot time for the BBL as well as other legislative priorities. Among these are the Customs Modernization Law as well as the creation of a coco levy trust fund.

 that President Benigno Aquino will be disappointed once the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is not approved by congress, House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr. said. 

Congress is now busy with deliberations on the proposed P3-trillion national budget for 2016.

In two weeks, Congress will go on break for the filing of certificates of candidacy (COCs) for the 2016 elections.

Belmonte said that after the budget is approved, they will allot time for the BBL as well as other legislative priorities. Among these are the Customs Modernization Law as well as the creation of a coco levy trust fund.

 

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