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SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau



11 July 2018 10:34:37 PM

House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas, in a press briefing on Wednesday, answered queries about the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) provisions on territory and plebiscite following a session with President Duterte and other legal luminaries in Malacanang Palace. The President directed the panel to adopt the House version (House Bill 6475) to address the constitutionality issue. Fariñas explained that it would be unconstitutional to allow the 39 barangays of North Cotabato and the six municipalities of Lanao del Norte to join the Bangsamoro without the agreement of their respective provinces. The bicameral conference committee intends to finalize its report by July 17, 2018. (G Engay/ M Gonzales)