IN PHOTO- President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with a delegation of the Moro Islamic Liberation (MILF) led by its chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim at the Presidential Study Room in Malacañan Palace on September 4, 2017. Joining the President are at least five members of the Cabinet and the peace implementing panel of the government. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte to meet with congress leaders and BTC on Sept. 14 on BBL

A report posted online by Mindanews on September 06 says, President Rodrigo Duterte is set to meet congress leaders and members of Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) on September 14 at Malacañan Palace on the issue of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).

During his meeting Monday night with leaders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Malacanang, Pres. Duterte vowed to push for the passage of the BBL. 

BTC Chair Ghazali Jaafar told Mindanews  that the President met with them for about an hour on Monday afternoon to address “important issues na nagiging concern at apprehension ng mga kapatid natin sa Mindanao tungkol sa peace process at ang BBL.”

Jaafar said the September 14 meeting will be attended by the 20-member BTC, “the leadership of Senate and the Senate President including the leadership of House and the Speaker” who, he said, “are invited for further discussion of BBL.”

“There were substantive issues we discussed and agreed upon,” Jaafar said. He declined to provide details on the “substantive issues.”