President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday urged Congress to hasten the approval of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to avoid more “trouble” from secessionist groups in Mindanao.
The leadership of Bangsamoro People’s Congress (BPC), the political arm of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), is optimistic that lasting peace in Mindanao is soon achieved after President Rodrigo Duterte certified as urgent the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).
Some 75 members of the Zamboanga City sectoral groups see the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and Federalism as the solution to the century-old conflict in Mindanao.
Soldiers lacked training and equipment for urban warfare which stretched the military campaign to rid the city of Islamic State (IS) followers to five months, according to a key ground commander here.
A political leader from Mindanao, now in Malacañan Palace, has sparked hope for a bigger and sustained focus for the island, whose residents have long resigned to oft repeated remarks that this southern Philippine island is a neglected Land of Promise.