With or without Congress passing the Bangsamoro Basic Law by December, the Bangsamoro Transition Authority will start governing the 12 Mindanao provinces in January, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad said | Manila Standard Today
The Palace said it hopes that the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front would soon agree on the draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law to be submitted to Congress, so everything could proceed as planned.
The government has earmarked P2.7 billion for the implementation of the Bangsamoro Basic Law even though a draft of the bill has not even been submitted to Congress | Philippine Daily Inquirer
A breakdown would risk a return to violence and a blow to hopes for an economic revival for resource-rich Mindanao island as potential investors in sectors such as agriculture and mining wait on the sidelines for the peace deal to be implemented | Reuters
Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez wants to invite Moro National Liberation Front founder Nur Nisuari and the head of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters to congressional deliberations on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law | ABS-CBN News