Pass BBL without amendments – Palace

By , on May 4, 2015


President Benigno S. Aquino III, between Senate President Franklin Drilon and Speaker Feliciano Belmonte  (Photo by Lauro Montellano, Jr. / Malacañang Photo Bureau)
President Benigno S. Aquino III, between Senate President Franklin Drilon and Speaker Feliciano Belmonte (Photo by Lauro Montellano, Jr. / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

MANILA – Malacanang wants the Congress to pass the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) ust the way the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) wants it to be.

Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said President Aquino wants no amendments to the said bill.

He added that the president do not want any modifications of any “watered down” version of the proposed law.

This according to Coloma is eyed to be passed following the emerging public sentiment which favors the proposed law.

He, however, clarified that the President has no control of the lawmakers’ decision and that they could do nothing if the lawmakers want to introduce amendments to the bill.

Malacanang made the appeal before the resumption of the Congress’ session today after a six-week break during the Lenten season.

The lawmakers are scheduled to close the second session on the second week of June and will start the third and the last regular session on the 27th of July.