Ateneo de Davao University and Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) President Fr. Joel Tabora (FILE PHOTO/

CEAP Pres. Tabora urges CEAP-member schools to study BBL

Fr. Joel Tabora, President of Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) and President of Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) have urged member-schools to study the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to better under  Fr. Tabora said the BBL is “constitutional” based on the opinion of the university’s College of Law.

 “It’s not something that we can make a command and everybody follows, it is something rather that we give them the document, show them the circumstances behind the document and ask them to make their own judgment relative if they can support this bill,” he said as quoted by DavaoToday.

Tabora will present the document to the CEAP members for study, during its four-day national convention slated here until September 29.

The CEAP says that supporting the BBL is “an essential provision to a new Federal National Constitution” that will promote peace and justice in Mindanao.

Meanwhile, MILF Chairman Al-Haj Murad Ebrahim said on Tuesday,  September 26, that they will continue to work for the final peaceful settlement of the conflict in Mindanao.

“We will continue to ask government to comply with its unilateral obligation to enact a law that would give life and realization to the letter and spirit of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro,” he said.

President Rodrigo Duterte had agreed to certify the draft Moro law as urgent bill, and had been filed in the House of Representatives.

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, House Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Fariñas, Maguindanao 1st District Rep. Bai Sandra Sema, Tawi-Tawi Rep. Ruby Sahali authored the Bangsamoro Bill, and about a hundred members of the House co-authored the proposed bill.