Draft Bangsamoro Law to be submitted to the President within the week: Palace

MANILA, (PNA) — The government peace panel and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) are preparing the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) for submission to the Office of the President within the week, a Malacanang official said on Monday.

“Ayon kay (Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process) Secretary (Teresita) Ging Deles, lahat ng mahahalagang isyu ay natalakay at nailinaw na. Ang ginagawa na lang ng magkabilang panig ngayon ay inihahanda ‘yung mismong draft Bangsamoro Basic Law na ihahain sa Tanggapan ng Pangulo,” Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said in an interview with members of the Malacañang Press Corps.

Secretary Coloma said that once the Office of the President receives the draft, it will immediately study it and submit it to Congress.

He said the Palace is confident that the Senate and the House of Representatives will fast-track the passing of the draft BBL.

“Tinitiyak naman ng liderato ng Senado at ng Camara de Representante ang kanilang buong pagsuporta para sa agarang pagpapasa ng draft Bangsamoro Basic Law,” he said.

“Hindi tayo dapat maligalig dahil ayon na nga sa magkabilang panig ay natalakay na at napagkasunduan na ang mga pinakamahahalagang usapin,” Coloma added.