President Rodrigo Duterte will study the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) when the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) submits it and will “pray that it would sail on still waters” once it reaches Congress.
Teaching the new generation about the correct Bangsamoro history and its struggle for self-determination will take center stage as the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) started to celebrate this year’s Bangsamoro Week of Peace Monday.
Davao City Representative and House Appropriations Committee chairman Karlo Alexei Nograles said the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) said members of the Committee on Constitutional Amendments are considering to make the Bangsamoro as a federal state under a new federal form of government.
The expanded Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) that will draft the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) “should now start working” and work “double time” to submit their draft to Congress by July, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III said, adding that passing a “bill into law is easier than (shifting from) old Constitution to new Constitution.”
Australian Ambassador Amanda Gorely expressed her hope that the Philippines will achieve peace in Mindanao for the country’s economic development.
“We hope for the Philippines can achieve peace here,” Gorely said during the opening program of the training for women leaders on gender, peace and governance held in a hotel here Monday.