Hocus pocus in the Senate

The ongoing Senate committee hearing to ferret out the truth about the Mamasapano “misencounter” will lead to nowhere. It is very obvious that Senators conducting the investigation have one common goal – to extricate President BS Aquino from any involvement in the incident that...

Retired SC justices split on constitutionality of Bangsamoro bill

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Two former magistrates of the Supreme Court are split over the constitutionality of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). Appearing as resource persons before an inquiry of a House committee, former Associate Justice Adolfo Azcuna said the BBL was...

AFP bats for speedy passage of BBL to ensure lasting peace in Mindanao

MANILA (Mabuhay) – To ensure lasting peace, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Wednesday expressed its full support for the quick passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) that seeks to provide a political solution to the decades-old conflict in Mindanao....

Aquino to turnover Bangsamoro bill to Congress on Wednesday

MANILA (Mabuhay) – After delays and controversies, the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law will finally be submitted to Congress on Wednesday. President Benigno Aquino III confirmed that the bill was almost done and ready for filing at the House of Representatives and the Senate....

Draft Bangsamoro Basic Law now in PNoy’s office

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The draft Bangsamoro Basic Law has been submitted to President Benigno Aquino III’s office, deputy presidential spokesperson Undersecretary Abigail Valte said Thursday. In a text message, Valte said the Palace is just waiting for presidential peace adviser...

Drilon urges govt, MILF to submit draft Bangsamoro Law before August ends

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon on Monday urged the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front to submit to Congress the final draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) before the end of the month. Drilon said the sooner the draft is sent to the Senate and...

Bangsamoro Basic Law to respect IP rights – Deles

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles in a meeting with leaders of Indigenous Peoples (IPs) in Mindanao on Friday affirmed that IP rights will be respected in the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). “From the start, the government has...