DOCUMENT: Bangsamoro bill as approved in House committee

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DOCUMENT: Bangsamoro bill as approved in House committee
Read the latest version of House Bill 4994 approved at committee level

AMENDMENTS. Committee leaders scrutinize the proposed amendments to the Bangsamoro bill.

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The proposed Bangsamoro basic law passed the House of Representatives ad hoc committee on Wednesday, May 20, with a vote of 50-17 and one abstention. 

On Monday, June 1, the committee report on the bill, renamed the Basic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region, was released. The report also contained amendments to tax and budget provisions of the measure that were introduced after the ad hoc committee vote. 

The BBL implements the peace deal between the government and rebel group Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed in March 2015 after 17 years of negotiations. 

It seeks to create an enhanced autonomous region in Mindanao with greater powers and resources than the current one in place. (READ: How different is ARMM from the Bangsamoro?)

Although the House committee retained provisions governing the creation of the Bangsamoro parliament and its corresponding budget scheme, lawmakers introduced key amendments on natural resources, indigenous peoples’ rights and the proposed titular head. (READ: House panel finishes BBL amendments after marathon vote)

Read the latest version of the bill as approved by the committee below. The original version of the bill – crafted by the Bangsamoro Transition Commission and approved by Malacañang – can be found here. –

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