Congress will not bow down to MILF – Marcos

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SENATOR Ferdinand “Bong bong” Marcos Jr. on Tuesday said it is unlikely that Congress will give in to the desire of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to stick with the original proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).

Marcos explained that even if the original BBL draft was passed, it will surely be declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court because of its legal infirmities.

Ghazali Jaafar, MILF vice chairman for Political Affairs, earlier said the group will not accept a watered-down Bangsamoro law.

But Marcos, chairman of the Senate committee on local government that is deliberating on the controversial Bangsamoro measure, said the Senate and the House of Representatives will not approve the draft BBL without any changes.


“We all know very well that, first, the draft BBL will not pass in the House; second, it will not pass in the Senate. On the remote chance that it does pass Congress, I’m sure the Supreme Court will strike it down as unconstitutional,” he explained.

The senator said they are willing to listen to the MILF and study the provisions that the group wants revised.

“But if they (MILF) insist that we should stick with the original draft, I don’t think that it will happen because it is really impossible to bring the proposed law back from its original form,” Marcos added.

The substitute bill on the Bangsa¬moro Autonomous Region that the senator sponsored last week retained the provision on holding a parliamentary form of government.

He added that in addressing the flaws of the draft BBL, he tried to keep most of the concessions extended to the MILF under the peace agreement.

Marcos noted that while there were unconstitutional provisions in the draft BBL, legal experts were divided on the issue of the parliamentary form of government under which the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region will be created.

“In their peace talks with the Philippine government, the MILF proposed that the form of government of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region should be parliamentary and ministerial. That is why I kept the provision but we still have to discuss it thoroughly in the Senate deliberations,” the senator said.

“If we say they have autonomy, we have to consider the wishes of the people of that autonomous region,” he added.

However, Marcos said there is no guarantee that the Senate will retain the provision on the parliamentary form of government of the Bangsa¬moro government.

He noted that his measure addressed the fears of many people that the creation of the Bangsa¬moro autonomous region is a prelude to secession.

“That is why I made it very, very clear that the law cannot be used to separate the Bangsamoro territory away from the Philippines,” Marcos stressed.

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  1. oo mas maganda si Bongbong ang maging pangulo para Fully Independence ang makukuha ng mga Bangsamoro (ln Shaa Allah), we are ready for whatever may happen to the BBL right away, its better to do not pass it to the congress and senate we will see what will happen later on.

    Matalino si marcos pero sa discrimination namin bilang Moro, we have no place in this country to live in peace fully hindi sila fair in term of treatment.

  2. At alam din po naming mga bangsamoro na Hindi pumasa sa bar exam si marcos, anak ng dektator na maraming pinatay na moros, pinatay nya almost 1000 na walang kalaban-laban batat matanda sa loob ng mosque sa Malisbong sultan kudarat, at alam din namin na hind kapayapaan ang hangad ni marcos. 17 years po pinag-aralan ang BBL ng mga mambabatas( CAB-MOA) kabilang ang IMT at foriegn country para usigin ang BBL, di man lang sumipot, tapos ngayong kong saan ipapasa na ang BBL umalingaw-ngaw ang Asong ito, yan ay tanda ng senator na ayaw ng kapayapaan. Hwag muna kaming utuin pa dahil kahit bata alam ang plano mo. Sinungaling din ang taong ito, ang angas, halatang bago palang nalaman ang nilalaman ng BBL, paano nya nasabi na unfair daw sa MNLF,Lumads, ASG at etc. ang BBl dahil di sila na coordinates noong kasagsagan ng CAB, pirmado po itong naturang grupo, hindi nya alam kasi wla sya pakialam that time. Ngayon pumunta ng mindanao para tanungin ang mga tao kong Gusto nila ng BBL, ang sagot ng mga tao HINDI…..bakit nga ba napakalaking NO TO BBL!!! paano nga ba e doon sya nagtanong sa mga taong sakim sa Politiko at mukhang pera, tapos pumili ng lugar Zamboanga at Cagayan at anti-muslim places. kong sinubukan man lang itanong sa taga Maguindano at sultan kudarat at iba pang 90% muslim, baka pagbabatuhin pa sya dahil sa daming buhay na inutang ang kanyang mga magulang.Sa mga kapatid kong mga Kristyano hwag po tayo maging negative s BBL, bashin po bago mag husga at hwag pairalin ang religion. Hayaan ninyo muna kaming ipamalakad ang sarili naming batas at religion sa kapirasong lupa sa mindanao. Luzon at Visayas di namin kayo pinapakialaman.

  3. The administration treated the West Phil. Sea dispute with laxity. We can’t give the same treatment to BBL because it is a threat to our sovereign power. F these people really want peace, let them put their guns down, their pride low, and follow the laws of the country because it applies to everyone regardless of age, color, profession, …..status in the society or religion. Why make peace so complicated?! BAka mali ang spelling nila sa peace, naging PIECE, as in “PIRASO”! kaya naki-iba sila sa lahat.. Di kaya may “PERA-SO” talaga ang administration kaya gusto nlang Ma-piraso ito! Dapat ONE PIECE, ONE PEOPLE, ONE COUNTRY…. then we can expect Phils. to excel or at par with its ASEAN counterparts!

  4. Mgndang mging presidente c marcos pero tiyak n llong dadanak ang dugo d2 s Mindanao, spagkat hindi mdling burahin s isipan ng mga Moro Muslims ang ginawa ng tatay nia, pero kung gusto niong mangyari ito bka pwede niyong subukan iloklok bilang pangulo.

  5. dapat yan kay abnoy panot i-firing squad na para di na lumaki ang katarntandohang pinagagagawa nya sa bayan!

  6. Bong Bong Marcos is the answer for all these mess created by Aquino family and their elitist business men from makati who took away, the money of the filipino people to starve. This is the instructions of corykong devil woman who disguised and pretend that he loves Filipinos by giving them democracy. Democracy for the rich elitist people to steal money from the coffers of the Philippines thru PORK BARELL and NON GOVERMNENT INSTITUTION which is only dummy. Aside from being the Traitors family to our nation.

  7. thanks to Bong Bong Marcos. without him this would have been passed easily and then we are screwed by the moros. Kailangan talaga maging presidente si Bong Bong Marcos. Matinik ito.