3 days left for BBL passage

By , on December 14, 2015

Photo by Robert Viñas / PCOO
Photo by Robert Viñas / PCOO

MANILA – Only three sessions days left for the passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).

Since there’s a limited time for lawmakers in approving the measure, Isabela Rep. Rodolfo Albano III appealed to his constituents to support the BBL, saying that it can be an instrument for future peace process and peace building efforts by other countries.

Albano said that BBL will be the legacy of the Aquino administration, and that everyone should give a chance on peace measure for it will uphold the rights of Moros and Lumads in Mindanao, and will make a closure on decades-old conflicts in the south.

He also said that the Congress spent over a year considering the proposed law of making an autonomous Bangsamoro region in Muslim Mindanao, and they [Congress] will be proud of approving the peace pact.

Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, principal sponsor of BBL, hopes that the Congress could pass it in the remaining three session days of the Congress this week.

“Last minute approval of legislative proposals is not new in the Congress, and we can also do this with the BBL. We have to approve it for the sake of peace,” said Rodriguez.

The House could deal with proposed amendments if Rodriguez’s colleagues could finish their interpretations today or tomorrow.

Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile was asking for one more week to ask questions about the BBL or the Basic Law for Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (BLBAR).