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BBL for approval by Congress before SONA

MALACAÑANG ON Thursday said the final version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) may be signed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday, July 23, after the Bicameral Conference Committee approved the draft law on Wednesday night.

Bicam approves Bangsamoro law after six marathon hearings

SENATE MAJORITY Leader Juan Miguel F. Zubiri said on Wednesday he is “hopeful” and “confident” the Bicameral Conference Committee will approve by this reporting the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).

Bicameral panel tackles provisions on transition, inland waters in BBL

THE BICAMERAL Conference Committee as of Tuesday afternoon said it is set to finalize within the day the provisions in the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) regarding transition and territorial jurisdiction on inland waters.

House sees signing of BBL by Duterte’s SONA

THE HOUSE of Representatives expects President Rodrigo R. Duterte to sign the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) the same day as his third State of the National Address (SONA).

Bicam approves proposed Bangsamoro justice system

By Charmaine A. Tadalan The Bicameral Conference Committee has approved the proposed justice system of the Bangsamoro Basic Law, Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel F....

Duterte breaks deadlock on BBL jurisdiction

THE deadlock on the territorial jurisdiction of the proposed Bangsamoro region was finally resolved on Wednesday with the provisions of the House of Representatives being adopted in the final version of the bill.

Bicameral panel approves block grants in draft BBL

CONTENTION ON the annual fund, or block grant, that the national government will grant to the Bangsamoro government has been settled by the Bicameral Conference Committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).

BBL bicameral committee agree to keep ARMM powers

THE BICAMERAL conference committee tasked to reconcile the two versions of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) has agreed to retain provisions already granted to the Autonomous Region of the Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

Final version of BBL to retain ARMM law provisions: Zubiri

The bicameral conference committee tasked to reconcile the two versions of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) has agreed to retain provisions already granted to...

Conflicting provisions in BBL to be tackled

By Camille A. Aguinaldo and Charmaine A. Tadalan THE House and Senate panels are poised to push for their respective versions of the proposed Bangsamoro...

ARMM-BoI head says investors jittery over BBL impact

PROSPECTIVE INVESTORS in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) are apprehensive about the possible consequences of the final version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) that would be approved in Congress, according to the top official of the ARMM-Board of Investments (BoI).

MinBizCon 2018 shifts focus to BBL, federalism

DAVAO CITY — Organizers of the annual Mindanao Business Conference (MinBizCon) have decided to change the focus of this year’s event in anticipation of the approval of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).

BTC commissioner says BBL good for Zamboanga region’s role as ASEAN...

MEMBERS OF the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) said the revised Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) proposal is seen to benefit the Zamboanga Peninsula Region by bringing peace and stability in the overall western Mindanao area.

BBL forum set in Cotabato City today

A FORUM on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is set on Monday, June 18, at the Notre Dame University gym in Cotabato City.

House minority solons want provisions on flag, anthem out of BBL...

HOUSE Minority leaders on Thursday set conditions on approving the final Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to be reconciled by the Bicameral Conference Committee in July.

Lawmakers flag resistance in Mindanao to BBL

SENATE MAJORITY Leader Juan Miguel F. Zubiri on Thursday said he is expecting the constitutionality of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to be challenged before the Supreme Court (SC) once enacted, claiming that some political clans and groups wanted the proposed measure to be derailed.

BTC to lobby for ‘best possible BBL’

BANGSAMORO STAKEHOLDERS are preparing to push for the “best possible” version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) that is up for deliberations in the Congressional bicameral conference committee.

Senate approves its version of Bangsamoro Basic Law

By Camille A. Aguinaldo Congress has now approved the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, with Senate passing on third and final reading its version early Thursday. The House...

House approves on third and final reading Bangsamoro Basic Law

THE HOUSE of Representatives on Wednesday passed on third and final reading the substitute bill for House Bill 6475, the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).

Congress targets BBL’s enactment by SONA

LEADERS of Congress have agreed with President Rodrigo R. Duterte to have the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) signed into law before his State of the Nation Address (SONA) in July.

Congress leaders see 3rd reading passage of BBL

By Charmaine A. Tadalan THE proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) could be passed on third reading on Tuesday, House Majority Leader Rodolfo C. Fariñas said...

House leaders ask Palace to have BBL certified as urgent

By Charmaine A. Tadalan and Camille A. Aguinaldo MEANWHILE, the House of Representatives has officially requested President Rodrigo R. Duterte to certify as urgent the...

Palace to certify BBL as urgent measure

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte will certify as urgent the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) “anytime soon” to expedite its approval, Malacañang said on Tuesday,...

Senate asks Duterte to certify as urgent its proposed Bangsamoro bill

The Senate on Tuesday, May 22, asked President Rodrigo R. Duterte to certify the Senate bill on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) as...

BBL tops House agenda

By Charmaine A. Tadalan The proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and other measures will top the legislative agenda of the House of Representatives, with Speaker...

House joint panels approve BBL

By Charmaine A. Tadalan JOINT panels at the House of Representatives have approved a report adopting House Bill (HB) 6475 on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic...

Duterte to take up BBL with Misuari

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday said he will meet with Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) leader Nur Misuari this week to discuss the...

Lawmakers target passage of Bangsamoro law by end of May

By Arjay L. Balinbin Lawmakers on Tuesday, March 13, told President Rodrigo R. Duterte that they target to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) by...

Finance chief seeks ‘total clarity’ in Bangsamoro fiscal policy

Department of Finance (DoF) Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said that the legislators should be clear in crafting the provisions of the Bangsamoro Basic...

Drilon mulls anti-dynasty provision in BBL

By Camille A. Aguinaldo SENATOR FRANKLIN M. Drilon yesterday raised the possibility of inserting an anti-political dynasty provision in the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). At...

BBL’s parliamentary features questioned

By Camille A. Aguinaldo FORMER SENATE president Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. on Tuesday flagged constitutional issues regarding the current version of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic...

Senate to prioritize Bangsamoro, nat’l ID

By Arjay L. Balinbin THE SENATE is set to tackle at least five priority bills when sessions resume in January 2018, according to Senate President...

Senate eyes passage of BBL by March

By Arjay L. Balinbin THE SENATE will be “ready hopefully” with the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) by March next year, the chairman of the...

BTC calls for manifesto on draft BBL as it prepares for...

THE BANGSAMORO Transition Commission (BTC) called on stakeholders, through public and private organizations or as communities, to submit a manifesto on the proposed Bangsamoro...

BBL certified urgent in legislative agenda

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday, Sept. 20, certified as urgent the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in the legislative priorities identified by the...

Malacañang assures BBL part of legislative priority

THE draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) remains an executive priority, Malacañang assured on Tuesday, Sept. 5, citing President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s meeting the previous...

IPs’ rights should be in draft BBL, advocate says

By Maya M. Padillo, Correspondent PROPONENTS of the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) expected to be tackled in Congress soon should recognize as well the...

Bangsamoro draft bill now in Senate, House

A draft bill of a law that will grant an autonomous homeland for Muslims in Mindanao has been submitted to Congress, pending sponsorship, a...

Monitoring Team cites draft BBL, Marawi crisis among key development in...

THE Third-Party Monitoring Team (TPMT) in its fourth annual Public Report issued Friday, July 28, cited the still unresolved siege of Marawi City alongside...