BBL won’t be forced down our throats – Bongbong

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Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Sunday vowed that he will not allow a flawed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to be rammed down the Senate’s throat.

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He gave the assurance when he met with local officials from Cotabato led by Gov. Daisy Avance Fuentes in Koronadal City.

“I am standing before you here today to make sure that you know, you understand. I will not allow this draft BBL to be forced down our throats. Hindi ako papayag na i-madali itong BBL, hindi ako papayag na ma-railroad yung BBL sa committee ko [I will not allow BBL to be rushed, I will not allow it to be railroaded in my committee],” Marcos, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Government, said.

“I cannot promise that I will win every battle but I am promising you that I will fight with everything that I have for what I believe is necessary,” he added.

The senator reiterated his pledge to correct flaws in the draft law so that it will withstand legal scrutiny.

Other local officials present in the dialogue included Vice Gov. Cecil Biel, South Cotabato Rep. Ferdinand Hernandez (2nd District), members of the provincial council, six town mayors and their vice mayors, as well as officials and employees of government offices in the province.

Fuentes had objected to the inclusion of South Cotabato in the proposed Bangsamoro region. So did Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao.

Malacañang and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front earlier urged Congress to pass the draft BBL without changes.

In a privileged speech before Congress adjourned last week, Marcos said he will not allow the bill to be passed in its present form. He added thathe will prepare a substitute bill to cure deficiencies in the Malacanang-sponsored measure.

The senator explained that he will not totally discard the draft BBL measure.

He said provisions of the draft BBL may not even be deleted but only “clarified.”

According to him, his committee’s top priority will be to address concerns raised by Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago, chairman of the Committee on Constitutional Amendments and Revision of Codes.

“If we don’t address these issues and the matter is brought later before the Supreme Court, it will likely be struck down as unconstitutional. If that happens, all that we did was for nothing,” Marcos said.

He added that the committee will work on provisions governing power-sharing between the national and Bangsamoro governments, creating the Bangsamoro police and administrative and economic matters.

Marcos said that while he recognizes the need to give the Bangsamoro regional government autonomy, there should be appropriate checks and balances.

The senator added that he will prepare the substitute bill while the Senate is in recess so that it can be discussed when session resumes on July 27.

“We will be very methodical. We will be very objective,” Marcos said.

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  1. Death Penalty on

    Kapag isinusulat mo ba ang batas dapat nandun lahat ng mambabatas? sa pagkakaalam ko po, nung ginagawa ang batas na yan ay may isang grupo ng mambabatas lamang ang gumagawa nyan bago po sya ihahain sa Kongresso para mapag aralan, hindi po yan sinusulat sa harap ng maraming tao. kahit sino po sa atin hindi alam n may sinusulat na batas para palitan ang ARMM na existing na batas na sa Muslim Mindanao at isa pa po, hindi po credit taker ang tawag jan, pagmamalasakit po sa bayan. Kudos para kay Mr. BBM na ang tanging iniisip ay ang kapakanan ng bawat Pilipino at kapayapaan sa bansa, Dahil ang Pilipinas po ay para sa Pilipino hindi para kung kani kanino.

  2. sus! halata talagang puro pamumulitika lang to si Bongbong Marcos eh.. nasaan ba siya nung pinaghihirapang itulak and peace process buuin and framework CAB at BBL?? Ngayon lang siya sumulpot ulit kung kelan malapit na ang elaksyon. At yung pagpopropose nya ng substitute sa BBL, halatang halata na gusto nya lang na sa knya mapupunta ang credit at hindi kay Aquino. malaki talaga galit nya kay Aquino. Nakakahiya ka Marcos! hindi ka karapat dapat na iboto, dahil isa kang makasariling politiko! Wag mong gamitin ang BBL para sa pansariling interes, maawa ka naman sa mga totoong apektado ng kaguluhan, sa Mindanao.

  3. If President Aquino is sincere about ending the conflicts in Mindanao he would have drafted a constitutional and inclusive version of the BBL.Hasty and stupid is where the BBL version stands right now.Thanks to Sen. Marcos for being truthful about this matter..unlike his counterparts in the congress.

  4. Really pissed at this Bongbong Marcos for using the topic of BBL for publicity. We all know peace is not want he want. Gusto lang niya mag pasikat at gumawa ng ingay. Correct his father’s sins vs. the Muslims for before anything else.

    Trapo doing a holy than thou act. Shameful!

  5. Senators should act like Bongbong. scrutinize any important issue that matters most to all Filipinos without fear or favor. Must be independent minded. Many of our elected officials are just depending on what the President says so.

  6. Ay sows! Si Sen. Bong Bong, wala ba siyang ibang nagawa sa termino niya at ginagamit nya pa ang BBL sa pagpapabango ng pangalan? Instant publicity at media coverage palagi dahil sa BBL. Biglang naging expert sa constitution. Nakakahiya naman sa mga totoong nagtrabaho para jan sa BBL na yan.

    • Hindi pamumulitika ang gumawa ng tama. Chairman sya ng committee for local govt to oversee na lahat ng provision ng bbl ay naaayon sa batas at sa pangangailangan ng mga taong nasasakupan ng bbl. Bago po makarating sa senado, isusulong muna ng kongreso… Kaya nga nagkaroon ng malaking issue di ba? Na na rail road ang bbl sa kongreso at meron dw suhulan na nangyari. Hindi sya pwede mag comment kase di pa naman naipapasa ang bbl draft that time. Ang inasahan ng senate, na maipasa ng maayos ng kongreso at pinalitan ang mga unconstitutional na provision… Pero ang nakakagulat, sa kabila ng mga illegal na provision, ipinasa pa rin ng kongreso ang original draft na walang pagbabago. So sino sa tingin mo ang mananahimik??? If di itatama, ibig sabihin, sapilitang tanggapin ng buong pilipinas ang maling batas na yan… Ginagawa lang ni bongbong trabaho nya para di naman maagrabyado ang majority ng pilipino… Ang pinaka nakakatakot sa bbl yung ang buong pilipinas, magbibigay ng 75billion taon taon sa bangsamoro, galing sa tax…. Tapos ang bangsamoro, ang tax nila kanila lang… Wala pang profit sharing, meaning kung ano kita nila sa kanila lang. So ang buong pilipinas mag aambag, tapos sila kanila lang lahat. Sa tingin mu tama? Basahin mu kase muna bago magsalita. Marami pang illegal sa bbl. Unfortunately hindi mu yun malalaman kase hindi mo inaalam. Pasalamat ka kay bbl, dahil kung iba ang hahawak ng commitee, matagal na naapprove yAn.

  7. I fully support your stand . It just show your Fairness and professionalism in handling such a delicate situation and not to be affected by pressure. What the young Marcos has planted today will be remember and cheering by many who witness his courage and humility in handling BBL. Keep up the good work we will surely remember you come 2016 election.

  8. Alejo Rosete on

    Senator Marcos – the Solid North are still solid and the
    whole Ilocano people will support you. I am Ilocano from
    Zambales.

    Ipakitam kenni BS Aquino nga ti Ilocano ket saan nga
    nagbatillog ti dappo.

  9. Raine Garcia on

    And suddenly, Sen. Marcos became the hero because of BBL! Let’s not forget that this was crafted wwith hardwork for 17 years by the peace makers. I just don’t like the feel that Marcos is using this to gain attention and uplift his name for his plans for the 2016 elections.

    • Hindi pamumulitika ang gumawa ng tama. Chairman sya ng committee for local govt to oversee na lahat ng provision ng bbl ay naaayon sa batas at sa pangangailangan ng mga taong nasasakupan ng bbl. Bago po makarating sa senado, isusulong muna ng kongreso… Kaya nga nagkaroon ng malaking issue di ba? Na na rail road ang bbl sa kongreso at meron dw suhulan na nangyari. Hindi sya pwede mag comment kase di pa naman naipapasa ang bbl draft that time. Ang inasahan ng senate, na maipasa ng maayos ng kongreso at pinalitan ang mga unconstitutional na provision… Pero ang nakakagulat, sa kabila ng mga illegal na provision, ipinasa pa rin ng kongreso ang original draft na walang pagbabago. So sino sa tingin mo ang mananahimik??? If di itatama, ibig sabihin, sapilitang tanggapin ng buong pilipinas ang maling batas na yan… Ginagawa lang ni bongbong trabaho nya para di naman maagrabyado ang majority ng pilipino… Ang pinaka nakakatakot sa bbl yung ang buong pilipinas, magbibigay ng 75billion taon taon sa bangsamoro, galing sa tax…. Tapos ang bangsamoro, ang tax nila kanila lang… Wala pang profit sharing, meaning kung ano kita nila sa kanila lang. So ang buong pilipinas mag aambag, tapos sila kanila lang lahat. Sa tingin mu tama? Basahin mu kase muna bago magsalita. Marami pang illegal sa bbl. Unfortunately hindi mu yun malalaman kase hindi mo inaalam. Pasalamat ka kay bbl, dahil kung iba ang hahawak ng commitee, matagal na naapprove yAn.

  10. Esteban Coscolluela on

    Senator Marcos is the standard of what senators should be. Keep up the good work. You are my future candidate for President.

  11. Tama yan, Senator Bongbong. That draft law must undergo a strong process of multi-sector consultation. Do not allow those dudes, be they with the current administration or from the non-state entiy called milf aka terrorists masquerading as rebels, to dictate upon you, and insisting on what they want.

    On the surface, ang kanilang advocacy daw ay peace. Pero may hidden agenda ang mga yan. So typical. Mukha pa lang, hindi na mapagkatiwalaan.

  12. Sen. Bongbong Marcos, in the same manner he voted against the impeachment of ex CJ Renato Corona, has shown courage, intelligence and what is fair play. His stand against this BBL is improving his stock as a Senator and nationalist, while doing a fairly good job as Senator of the Republic. If he can show more of these capabilities, he will be a good candidate next election, President or VP and if nobody else will declare other than the present crop of pretenders, one will vote for Bongbong.

    • pumapapel lang itong si Bongbong Marcos against sa BBL, kakandidato lang naman pala for Presidency. Ang kapal talaga.Naalala ko pa kung paano mag lustay ng pera ang mga Marcos tuwing nagpaparty sa Malacanang… in video pa!!!