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Zamboanga City wants guarantees it won't be included in the Bangsamoro

Feb 09, 2018 - 8:22 PM

Zamboanga City should never be included in the Bangsamoro, says city Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar

BBL TALKS. The Joint Public Hearing on the Bangsamoro Basic Law Bills in Zamboanga on February 9, 2018. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Proposed BBL under Duterte is constitutional – transition commission

Jan 23, 2018 - 6:40 PM

National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr fears the conflict in Mindanao would worsen if the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law is not passed

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with officials of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) at the Malacañan Palace on September 14, 2017. Present in the meeting are BTC officials including Chair Ghazali Jaafar, Haron Abas, Ibrahim Ali, Hussin Amin, Susana Anayatin, Maisara Damdamun-Latiph, Hatimil Hassan, Raissa Jajurie Gafur Kanain, Jose Lorena, Mussolini Lidasan, Abdulraof Macaua, Hussein Muñoz, Romeo Saliga, Omar Sema Said Shiek Ammal Solaiman and Timuay Ulama. Joining the BTC are the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Peace Implementing Panel led by Mohaqher Iqbal and composed of Abhoud Syed Lingga, Abdulla Camlian, Marjanie Macasalong, Hadji Estino, Jun Mantawil, Mohajirin Ali and Eddie Alih. Accompanying the President, meanwhile, are Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza, Government of the Philippines (GPH) Peace Panel Chair Nabil Tan, GPH Peace Panel members Diosita Andot, Dickson Hermoso and Ronald Asuncion; Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Davao City First District Representative Karlo Nograles, House Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Fariñas and National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Transition commission postpones Bangsamoro Assembly

Oct 29, 2017 - 9:05 PM

The Bangsamoro Transition Commission does not specify the reason for the postponement of the event, originally scheduled November 3 to 4

FIRST PLENARY SESSION. The Bangsamoro Transition Council is expected to submit a new draft of the Bangsamoro Law in July. Photo from BTC Facebook page

DOCUMENT: Revised draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law

Jul 18, 2017 - 2:22 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte commits to push for the legislation that will complete the peace agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front

Duterte to meet lawmakers before martial law expires

Jul 15, 2017 - 1:45 PM

The agenda is expected to include martial law in Mindanao and the newly drafted Bangsamoro Basic Law

MEETING LAWMAKERS. President Rodrigo Duterte is set to meet with lawmakers on July 17, 2017, days before martial law in Mindanao expires. Malacañang file photo

Dureza hopes no more Palace 'tinkering' of BBL draft

Jul 12, 2017 - 12:15 PM

The completed BBL draft created by the Bangsamoro Transition Commission will be submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte on July 17

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza during the Eid'L Fitr Celebration at the Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace on June 27, 2017. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Bangsamoro member resigns over Duterte rape joke, martial law

May 31, 2017 - 10:10 AM

Bangsamoro Transition Commission member Samira Gutoc Tomawis quits after President Rodrigo Duterte s controversial remarks about soldiers raping women and his martial law declaration

BTC gets to work, holds 1st meeting to draft Bangsamoro law

Mar 06, 2017 - 4:30 PM

MILF leaders sit down with rival group MNLF and other Mindanao stakeholders to begin work on drafting a revised Bangsamoro Basic Law

FIRST PLENARY SESSION. The Bangsamoro Transition Council is expected to submit a new draft of the Bangsamoro Law in July. Photo from BTC Facebook page

OPAPP hopes to start work on new Bangsamoro law in January

Dec 30, 2016 - 3:05 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to name in January 2017 the members of the expanded Bangsamoro Transition Commission that is tasked to draft the Bangsamoro bill

WAITING FOR THE NAMES. Photo shows President Rodrigo Duterte and MILF chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim during the signing of the executive order creating the expanded Bangsamoro Transition Council on November 7, 2016. OPAPP file photo

Duterte signs EO creating new Bangsamoro Transition Commission

Nov 07, 2016 - 5:13 PM

The MILF hopes Congress can enact the law creating the Bangsamoro region in time for the 2019 polls when leaders of the new region could be elected

Bangsamoro gov't should be able to stand on its feet – Iqbal

Sep 19, 2015 - 2:58 PM

The MILF is open to improvements on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law but its autonomy should be respected MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal says

Aquino extends Bangsamoro Transition Commission

Aug 30, 2015 - 1:20 PM

The new executive order allows the commission to function until the ratification of the Bangsamoro Basic Law

In this file photo, President Benigno S. Aquino lll witnesses the hand over of the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law by Bangsamoro Transition Commission Chairman Mohagher Iqbal and Secretary Teresita Quintos-Deles to Speaker of the House Feliciano Belmonte and Senate President Franklin Drilon during the turnover ceremony at Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace, September 10, 2014. Photo by Rey Baniquet/NIB/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Gov't, MILF end KL meeting on a 'positive note'

Jul 11, 2014 - 4:02 PM

Discussions in Kuala Lumpur on specific concerns pertaining to a proposed law that creates an autonomous government in Mindanao are to continue in Manila

'WORKSHOP.' Government chief negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer in a discussion with Malaysian Facilitator Tengku Ghafar and Moro Islamic Liberation Front chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal. Photo by OPAPP

Peace panels in KL to resolve issues on draft Bangsamoro law

Jul 07, 2014 - 1:55 PM

The meeting comes after Mohagher Iqbal chief negotiator of the MILF accused Malacañang of heavily diluting the proposed Bangsamoro law

PEACE PROCESS. Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Chairman; Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak; Philippine president Benigno Aquino III and Secretary Teresita Quintos-Deles, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process hold the documents following the signing of a final peace agreement between the Philippine government and the muslim rebel group inside the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila, the Philippines, March 27, 2014. Dennis Sabangan/ EPA

Clock is ticking on draft Bangsamoro law

Jun 02, 2014 - 7:37 PM

What is the status of Malacañang s review of the Bangsamoro Basic Law?

URGENT. Time is running out for the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law. Photo by Bangsamoro Transition Commission

Bangsamoro draft law 'complete'

Apr 20, 2014 - 10:24 PM

3rd UPDATE But not all commissioners sign the proposed law which will be submitted to Malacañang for review

STAKEHOLDERS. Peace supporters gather outside the office of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission in Cotabato City ahead of the scheduled signing of the Bangsamoro Basic Law on April 20, 2014. Photo by Bangsamoro Transition Commission

Bangsamoro draft law complete, set to be submitted to Palace

Apr 13, 2014 - 4:54 PM

Mindanao CSOs will hold a rally Monday afternoon to mark another step forward in the peace roadmap

Bangsamoro draft law complete but needs polishing - Iqbal

Mar 28, 2014 - 6:19 PM

The Bangsamoro Transition Commission races against time to finish drafting the law that will provide the legal framework for the new political entity

Bitcoin bank Flexcoin shuts down after theft

Mar 05, 2014 - 11:44 AM

The company announced the theft of 896 BTC worth nearly US 600 000 and could not come back from the loss

SHUTTING DOWN. Following the theft of US$600,000 worth of bitcoins, Flexcoin shuts down. Screen shot from Flexcoin website