Tag Archives: BBL

The BLBAR is Unconstitutional: Pass the BBL

The 1987 Constitution mandates the passage of an organic act for Muslim Mindanao providing it genuine autonomy within 18 months of the first Congress (Sec. 19, Art. X). Now in the 16th Congress, 27 years after the passage of the … Continue reading

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Cardl. Quevedo: On the BBL: Imperative Courses of Action

+Orlando B. Cardinal Quevedo, O.M.I., Peace Forum, Em Manor, Cotabato City October 6, 2015 Introduction The Situation of the BBL While peace panels are still hopeful, legislators are much less so. Senator Marcos has asserted that the BBL is dead. … Continue reading

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Monsod: Bangsamoro is Social Justice

[I thank Atty. Christian S. Monsod, delegate to the Constitutional Convention which produced our 1987 Philippine Constitution, for giving me permission to reproduce his important address to the Mindanao Forum on Peace in Mindanao sponsored by the Interreligious Council of the Philippines, … Continue reading

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Official CEAP Statement: In Your Hands, Peace or Otherwise

10-point Agenda for a Bangsamoro Basic Law The Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is proposed today not as ordinary legislation. Crafted to do social justice, it emerges from seventeen years of peace negotiations for Muslim Mindanao. It seeks to rectify past … Continue reading

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Pressing Peace Legislation

The peace negotiations between the Moro Islamic Liberation Force (MILF) and the Government of the Philippines (GPH) emerged out of a situation of war. It had become clear: the military solution was a non-solution. Some 120,000 Filipinos were killed killing … Continue reading

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The legislators want peace?

The legislators don’t seem to want to call it the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) anymore. Both in the House (HB 5811) and the Senate (SB 2894), they are now calling it the Basic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (BLBAR). … Continue reading

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The Christian Filipino Nation and Prejudice

[For Pakighinabi, Manila Times, May 25, 2015] The Philippines has been touted as the only Christian nation in the Asia Pacific region. Within the Philippine Catholic Church, hopes are often reposed that Christianization of the entire region might occur through its missionary … Continue reading

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