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A Brief Statement

Posted on 09 September 2014 by cbcs_mike

The BTC-crafted and Office of the President (OP) – edited Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), now in Congress.

The submission of the long-awaited draft proposed BBL to congress is indeed another milestone in the GPH-MILF peace process. The fact that the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) agreed to the latest version of the draft, we can only assume that it (the draft) is a good legal framework that will govern the Bangsamoro autonomy. We are also elated to know that while “the timeline is tight”, passage of the bill is “still do-able” within the year and that ratification is possible within the first quarter of 2015. But more “exhaustive debates” are expected and this may lead to re-crafting or re-editing of the draft. At the end of the line, it is the congress’ version that will prevail.

We, in the CBCS, celebrate with reservations the submission of the draft BBL even as we embrace optimism that its contents satisfy the legitimate aspirations of the Bangsamoro for self-governance and development. NOW, the work in Congress begins as well as engaging the communities in public information.

We can only hope that there will be no more further delays in the roadmap.

Guiamel M. Alim
CBCS Chairperson

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