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WEEKLY BBL HEARINGS

WEEKLY BBL HEARINGS
 

13 February 2018 08:26:51 PM

The House committees on local government, Muslim affairs, and the special committee on peace, reconciliation, and unity chaired by Reps. Pedro Acharon Jr. (1st District, South Cotabato), Mauyag Papandayan Jr. (2nd District, Lanao del Sur), and Rubi Sahali (Lone District, Tawi-Tawi), respectively, have been conducting weekly joint hearings on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). It is authored by Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez (1st District, Davao del Norte), Majority Leader Rodolfo FariƱas (1st District, Ilocos Norte), Deputy Speaker Sandra Sema (1st District, Maguindanao), Reps. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (2nd District, Pampanga), Mohammad Khalid Dimaporo (1st District, Lanao del Norte), Wilter Palma II (1st District, Zamboanga Sibugay), Papandayan, and Sahali. House members underscored the importance of clearly defining the terms and crafting the specific provisions of the proposed BBL to avoid misinterpretation and dispel fears that it may lead to secession. Members of the Bangsamoro Transition Council (BTC), who are among the resource persons in the hearing, said they would defer to the collective wisdom of the House committees in coming up with the final BBL draft. / PC/ABR

 
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