“Pres. Duterte to send BBL draft to Congress”: Sec. Dureza

President Duterte may no longer review and instead directly send to Congress the proposed law that would create a new Bangsamoro entity, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza told ANC in an interview on Thursday, June 29.

Dureza said the President told the Bangsamoro Transition Council (BTC) to postpone the submission of the draft measure to the Office of the President on Wednesday, saying he would wait for Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Rappler quoting Dureza saying during the interview. 

“What he wants to do is once he receives it, he will turn it over to Congress immediately,” Dureza said.

The submission of the draft BBL was postponed several times and the last schedule set by Malacañang is on July 12. 

MILF Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim said that his group is hoping for the smooth sailing of draft BBL in Congress.