Category Archives: Philippine Congress

Signed Bangsamoro law defective; Duterte has to sign anew

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /29 July) —  The signing of RA 11054 or the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (OLBARMM) is defective but corrective measures can be undertaken, including making President Rodrigo Duterte sign it again, former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel and law professor Antonio La Viña said. Duterte, who […]

Delay in passage of BBL expected as draft Bangsamoro law has yet to reach Congress

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /15 August) — Delay in the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is to be expected as the draft law, as of August 14, has yet to reach Congress exactly four Mondays after its submission to President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacanang. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Jr. last month announced he was […]


OPINION Before the Mamasapano fiasco, majority of Philippine lawmakers had expressed strong support for the passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) during President Benigno Aquino’s term. When the proposed law was turned-over to leaders of congress on September 10, 2014 in Malacañan palace, stakeholders considered it as the springboard for reign of peace […]