November 3-4 Bangsamoro Assembly postponed

The Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) announced on Sunday (October 29) that Bangsamoro Assembly scheduled on November 3 to 4 has been postponed.

BTC Chairman Ghazali Jaafar said in a statement "We regret to inform though that due to reasons beyond our control, the said Bangsamoro Assembly has to be postponed."

Jaafar said they look forward to conduct the assembly which aims to gather half a million Bangsamoro people on the third week of November.

The gathering aims to draw support for the immediate passage of the enhanced Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) which is hoped to be prioritized by the Philippine Congress.

If passed into law, the BBL will usher the establishment of Bangsamoro political entity that will replace the current Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

The BBL is the legal instrument that will implement the peace deal signed by the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.

Jaafar gave assurance that they will immediately disseminate the information once the new dates are confirmed.

The BTC chair also thanked the stakeholders for their assistance to make the conduct of the Bangsamoro Assembly successful. He added that the preparatory works of the Standing Committees will continue.

He further thanked the Bangsamoro people for the patience and understanding and asked them to remain supportive until the assembly is convened.

The BTC and the MILF collaborate in the preparation of the Bangsamoro Assembly.