Category Archives: SB 1717

STATEMENT of the Institute for Autonomy and Governance on the BBL

The Institute for Autonomy and Governance (IAG), a Mindanao-based policy center that promotes meaningful autonomy as a solution to the Mindanao conflict, has reviewed H.B. 6475 and S.B. 1717 passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate. The approved bills will now be subjected to bicameral proceedings to reconcile their conflicting provisions. IAG adopted […]

The proposed Bangsamoro law: BTC, Senate and House versions

On July 9 to 13,  the Bicameral Conference Committee (bicam) composed of 18 members from the House of Representatives and 10 from the Senate will meet to come up with the final version of the law creating the Bangsamoro political entity  by reconciling House Bill 6475 and Senate Bill 1717 which they passed in late […]

PEACETALK: Bangsamoro Basic Law: Towards a Just and Dignified Peace

(Sponsorship Speech on Senate Bill No. 1717 or the “Bangsamoro Basic Law” under Committee Report No. 255, delivered by Senator Juan Miguel F. Zubiri, chair of the Senate Sub-committee on BBL, on 28 February 2018) Mr. President, distinguished colleagues, I am honored to sponsor a landmark bill, with so much promise, with so much hope […]

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