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SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau



11 July 2018 07:01:03 PM

The bicameral conference committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) re-convened on its third day of deliberation last Wednesday to harmonize the provisions of House Bill 6475 and Senate Bill 1717. The session was jointly presided by House Majority Leader and Conference Committee Chairman Rodolfo Fariñas and Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri. In attendance were Representatives Juan Pablo Bondoc, Arthur Defensor Jr., Eugene De Vera, Johnny Ty Pimentel, Pedro Acharon, Mohammad Khalid Dimaporo, Abdullah Dimaporo, Mauyag Papandayan Jr., Rodolfo Albano III, Amihilda Sangcopan, and Rodante Marcoleta with Senators Franklin Drilon, Aquilino Pimentel III, and Risa Hontiveros. Zubiri directed the subcommittees to finalize the provisions of the Articles covered during previous meetings. Thereafter, the subcommittee on justice headed by Drilon gathered to polish the provisions on the Shari'ah Justice System. The subcom meeting was attended by Reps. Fariñas, Defensor, De Vera, Papandayan, Marcoleta, and Sangcopan and Senator Pimentel. /P. Camero/CMB Engracia/M. Gonzales