Category Archives: Senate

COMMENT: BBL* Ahead of Federalization (4)

Last of four parts IV. Do Something GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/31 March) — The President, the GPH and MILF implementing panels (IPs) and the Congress – they with authority and power to remove the obstructions and hindrances — must do something to insure the safe passage of the BBL by December 2017 and the installation […]

Senate to push for federal form of government — Koko Pimentel

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/25 July) — The Senate will move for the adoption of a federal form of government, newly installed Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III said Monday. In his inaugural speech, Pimentel said the proposed shift to federalism is part of the “Program of Government for Change that your majority senators have agreed upon, […]

LAWMAKERS BIASES AND PREJUDICES MAKE BBL PASSAGE UNCERTAIN

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 […]