In photo- BTC Commissioner Hatimil Hassan (in red shirt) poses with organizers of the assembly

Basilan CSO’s hold multi-sectoral council’s assembly for restoration of deleted or amended BBL provisions

Isabela City, July 5, 2018- Members of Basilan Civil Society Organizations held today a " Multi-Sectoral Council's Assembly" for the restoration of deleted or amended versions of Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) Crafted by the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) at Basilan State College Gym.

The Basilan Ulama Supreme Council (BUSC), one of the conveners represented by Ahmad Al-Amin said that the restoration of said BBL version is extremely important as the Moro people would be given a meaningful autonomy that would make peace in Mindanao and the Philippines, not merely a dream, but a reality.

" It is frustrating that some provisions which were already part of R.A.9054 was taken back in the Senate version," he added.

In another manifesto read by Karancho President Mr. Muhammad Abdullah, he expressed strong support for the enactment of the BTC-BBL. He appealed to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and members of the Bicameral Conference Committee to reconsider the BTC-BBL version because it is the only way to correct historical injustices,and ensure lasting peace in the Bangsamoro homeland". 

Karancho is involve in networking with some government agencies in almost all parts of the country. 

" We, the people of Basilan along other ethnic groups unanimously support the BTC-BBL version as it carries the hope and aspiration of the Bangsamoro people for lasting peace, progress, and self-governance in our homeland".

Mr. Candu Muarip, a City Councilor and former MNLF Commander in his message said, that, “As a piece of advice to the young generation, be vigilant and involve actively especially during the plebiscite as it is a realization of our struggle for more than 40 years.  You must carry on with our legitimate struggle until a real autonomy is attained. (Note: This writer would like to apologize to Comm. Hatimil Hassan as he was not able to catch-up with his message)