Bangsamoro campaign trail

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Mohagher Q. Iqbal (left photo), Moro Islamic Liberation Front implementing peace panel chair, speaks at forum in Isabela City on Jan. 7 to explain and push for the Bangsamoro Organic Law’s (BOL) ratification. The city is geographically part of the island province of Basilan but is not part of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. On the same day, Sulu Gov. Abdusakur A. Tan II leads an assembly that expresses support for federalism but not the BOL. Mr. Tan has a pending petition before the Supreme Court asking for a temporary restraining order and/or writ of preliminary injunction against the BOL’s implementation.