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Reasons for concerns!

These are Section 4, Article XV of the BBL, which provides for the conduct of plebiscites for cities, municipalities, and other geographical areas which were not able to join the Bangsamoro as per results of previous plebiscites, and Section 10 of Article XIII which provides for the co-management in the exploration, development, and utilization of fossil fuels and uranium by the Bangsamoro...

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Hard Decision on BBL

Our stand hinged on two grounds: First, this is in recognition for the utmost, nay passionate, efforts of those who really fought for the passage of the BBL in both Chambers. There are several of them. We can only mention some of them here: in the Senate, we have Senators Miguel Zubiri and Riza Hontiveros; in the House, we have Deputy Speaker Bai Sandra Sema and Congresswoman Ruby Sahali. And...

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Historic day!

In general, the credit for this feat goes to the leaderships of both chambers. But in particular, we have champions in both chambers. In the House, we have Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Farinas, Deputy Speaker Bai Sandra Sema, Congresswoman Ruby Sahali, and Congressman Pedro Acharon, Jr. We also have in the supporting role the likes of Congresswoman Anihilda...

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Defining moment!

Informed sources disclosed that both Chambers of Congress assured of the BBL’s passage before Congress adjourns sine die on June 1. This is response to the appeal of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to leaders of Congress during a meeting with them on April 4, in the presence of MILF leaders led by Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim.Part of the growing optimism is that both House Bill 6475 and Senate...

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