President confident House will pass BBL

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President Benigno Aquino 3rd remains optimistic that Congress will be able to pass the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) by next month.

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“As what the House leadership had promised, it seems that they are within schedule,” he said in a radio interview on Thursday.

The President noted that Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, who heads an ad hoc committee that has been revisiting the BBL, gave his assurances that they would be able to finish the review process by June 15.

He said he considers proposing amendments to the BBL to be a “normal” process.

Aquino particularly cited Citizens’ Peace Council member and retired Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr., who had explained the appropriate perspective on the BBL.

The Malacanang-created peace council is also reviewing provisions of the Bangsamoro law.

Lawmakers’ support for the BBL waned after 44 police commandos were killed by rebels from the separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Front last January 25 in Mamasapano, Maguindanao.

The Rodriguez committee had been expected to report out results of its deliberations on the BBL on May 11, only to fail to do so.

The President had hoped that Congress would be able to deliver on the BBL before his last State of the Nation Address in July.

PNA

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    • Boy, what a creative mind you got there. Reading your comment, I can tell you are great in writing short stories. I say base your arguments on facts. Because most of your points are just from your own story and opinion. I am for peace. No to negativity. Let us give BBL a chance everyone.

  1. 100+days since President B.S.Aquino abandoned and betrayed the SAF commandos result Fallen 44 in favor of the terrorist MILF and their BBL.Still no justice for the Fallen 44 and also the Army Special Forces.Traitors P-NOY,Deles.Ferrer,Galvez and Orestes should be arrested for treason.

    • Firestarter on

      Including Justice Leonen, Drillon, Gen. Pangilinan and Catapang as well. These traitors must be deprived of power to avoid our nation from experiencing self destruction..

  2. Yes it will pass but only on the Lower Chamber because this House is under the advise of the Malacanang. These congressmen knew that when they support the BBL, chances are they have the support also come 2016 elections. Please remember what happened during the public consultation being conducted now by Senator Marcos at the Mindanao area wherein the Sulu, Zamboanga and other major cities and towns is not accepting the BBL, WHAT AN IRONY? These Muslim areas could not even accept the BBL but why is the Malacanang keep insisting to pass the BBL? As they said, this is one sided deal which focused only for MILF. How about the other Muslim groups or tribals? We just hope that the Senate will not be rubber stamp here. Let it be pass on the Lower House but please scrutinize the BBL at the Upper House. Nothing to rush here. Senator Marcos, be a man like your father the late Pres. Marcos.

  3. Siguradong papasa yan, ang laking pera na ang nakaabang para sa mga kongresista at senador. This time BUB aka DAP!