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Bangsamoro region will fail if dynasties are not banned, lawmakers told

Feb 15, 2018 - 3:33 PM

Ateneo School of Government dean Ronald Mendoza says 3 out of the 5 poorest provinces in the country are in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and have a high share of 'fat dynasties'

BBL. Ateneo School of Government Dean Ronald Mendoza says there is a need for an anti-dynasty provision in the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law or else it would be another failure just like the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

BBL should ensure wise fiscal spending in Bangsamoro – Dominguez

Feb 13, 2018 - 5:05 PM

'A lot of this you have to understand needs the acceptance of the public outside of the area. Because taxes from Luzon, Visayas will be provided here and if the people do not agree that this money is being spent correctly, then we will have a problem.'

Senate Hearing BBL 11th Session February 13 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

The week in photos: February 3-9, 2018

Feb 10, 2018 - 1:44 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Russian conceptual artist Andrey Kuzkin performs naked and headlong near the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg, northern Germany, on February 8, 2018.The performance was part of the series "The Phenomenon of Nature or 99 Landscapes with Trees". / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Daniel Reinhardt / Germany OUT

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

P72B yearly for Bangsamoro region if BBL passed

Feb 09, 2018 - 4:54 PM

Senators also assure local government units that their Internal Revenue Allotment would be retained

CASE FOR BANGSAMORO BASIC LAW. ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman (standing) tells the stakeholders at a Senate hearing on the Bangsamoro Basic Law in Basilan on February 9, 2018, that he is in favor of the proposal even if he would lose his job over it. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Zubiri, Angara lukewarm on Sabah inclusion in proposed BBL

Feb 08, 2018 - 9:38 PM

The two senators leading discussions on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law say they'd rather keep the measure 'less controversial' and remain 'silent' on the issue

Top political family of Sulu wary of BBL, wants opt-out provision

Feb 08, 2018 - 4:15 PM

Members of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission and some senators are lukewarm to the 'difficult' and complicated idea

Senate BBL Hearing in Jolo on February 8, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Inclusion of anti-dynasty provision in BBL pushed in Senate

Feb 05, 2018 - 3:33 PM

Members of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission, however, oppose the proposal, saying it would send a signal that the Bangsamoro people are being 'singled out' for a national issue

BBL. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon pushes for the inclusion of an anti-political dynasty provision in the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law. File photo by George P Moya/Rappler

Senators to battle-weary Marawi: 'We will pass Bangsamoro law'

Jan 27, 2018 - 2:57 PM

'We should pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law, as this is seen by the people to bring lasting peace,' says Senator Cynthia Villar during a congressional hearing in Marawi City

BBL HEARING. Marawi residents listen to the public hearing conducted by senators on the Bangsamoro Basic Law at the MSU gym in Marawi City on January 26,2018. All photos by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Duterte to Moro people: Give government a chance

Jan 27, 2018 - 1:43 AM

The President is wary the Moro people will take up arms again if Congress does not approve the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), a piece of a legislative proposal that would expand the existing Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

DUTERTE AND THE BBL. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte at the Davao International Airport in Davao City after participating in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-India Commemorative Summit and India’s Republic Day in New Delhi on January 26, 2018. Screen shot from Faceboook livestream.

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

2018 best time to pass Bangsamoro Basic Law – MILF

Jan 14, 2018 - 9:30 PM

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front also cautions against making changes in the proposed measure that are not consistent with the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro

Presence of foreign terrorists remains a challenge in PH

Jan 10, 2018 - 10:19 AM

At least one faction of the Maguindanao-based Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) is coddling foreign terrorists

BLACK FLAGS. A number of local armed groups in the Philippines have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State

Duterte on BBL, Sereno on Gadon, Christmas ceasefire | Midday wRap

Dec 20, 2017 - 2:26 PM

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Duterte not confident BBL allowable by Constitution

Dec 19, 2017 - 7:15 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte doesn't think the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law can 'hurdle constitutional barriers'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte does the peace sign as he poses for a photo with members of the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace panels during the turnover ceremony of the new proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) at the Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace on July 17, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte names obscure terrorist to justify extended martial law

Dec 12, 2017 - 2:16 PM

If President Rodrigo Duterte is to be believed, a BIFF sub-leader may succeed Isnilon Hapilon as the top leader of the Islamic State in the entire Southeast Asia

BIFF. This file photo shows members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in their camp in Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao in September 2012. File photo by Jeoffrey Maitem/Rappler

House vows to pass BBL by March 2018

Nov 28, 2017 - 5:50 PM

There might be no need for Congress to hold a special session, as far as House leaders are concerned

HOUSE LEADERS. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas during the deliberation on the impeachment complaint against Supreme Court Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno. Photo courtesy of the House of Representatives

Duterte on BBL, Sereno impeachment hearing, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | Midday wRap

Nov 28, 2017 - 12:55 PM

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MILF to be transformed into NGO once Bangsamoro Basic Law passed

Nov 28, 2017 - 11:02 AM

MILF chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim reveals the plan when asked about the future of the group after the passage and implementation of the Bangsamoro Basic Law

MILF CHAIRMAN. Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, MILF chairman, is upbeat about the passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law under the Duterte administration. Rappler file photo

Dela Rosa on war on drugs, MILF on BBL, LTO revokes Lopez license | Evening wRap

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:45 PM

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Duterte promises expanded Bangsamoro region

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:43 PM

(UPDATED) The President proposes a Congress session where leaders of various groups, including MILF and MNLF, can present their versions of the Bangsamoro basic law

PRIORITY. President Rodrigo Duterte reiterates to MILF leaders on Monday, November 27, 2017, the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law remains a priority of his administration. Presidential file photo

MILF on BBL, Dela Rosa on war on drugs, Miss Universe 2017 | Midday wRap

Nov 27, 2017 - 1:20 PM

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Lumad on equal footing with Moro in proposed entity – Iqbal

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:12 AM

Mohagher Iqbal says laws that protect non-Islamized tribes will be recognized in the proposed Bangsamoro entity

LUMADS' WISH. The tribal leaders in Mindanao insist on a Bangsamoro entity that recognizes their right to ancestral domain​. Photo by Mick Basa

MILF's peace deal with PH gov't different from NDF's, says Iqbal

Nov 27, 2017 - 7:01 AM

'For us, what we’re asking is political settlement. We don’t care about the system of government. We don’t care who is running the government.'

TALKING PEACE. In this file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte signs the Executive Order reconstituting the Bangsamoro Transition Commission in Malacanang on November 7, 2016. Also in the photo are Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Peace Panel Chair Mohagher Iqbal, Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza, MILF Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, and GPH Peace Implementing Panel Chair Irene Santiago. Malacanang Photo

PH military conducts air strikes vs MILF breakaway group

Nov 15, 2017 - 2:43 PM

Ground troops are conducting clearing operations after targeting a Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters encampment in Maguindanao

Duterte warns of 'trouble' if BBL not passed swiftly

Oct 30, 2017 - 12:35 AM

'If we do not act on it expeditiously, I think that we are headed for trouble,' says President Rodrigo Duterte on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte emphasizes how Japan has been supporting the country in its pursuit of peace and development in Mindanao during his speech at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City on October 29, 2017 prior to his departure for a two-day official visit to Japan. JOEY DALUMPINES/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

FEU Tech students to make learning app for youth in Mindanao conflict

Oct 25, 2017 - 2:45 PM

The app may be an alternative learning tool for children who currently don't have access to traditional schools in conflict-hit areas

DIGITAL EDUCATION. Multiple partners team up with university students to build an app for students in conflict areas in Mindanao. Photo from Smart.


House leadership files Bangsamoro commission's BBL version

Oct 03, 2017 - 11:41 AM

The original timeline of the bill targets its passage in the House on third and final reading by December 2017

BBL PUSH. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with the officials of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) at the Malacañan Palace on September 14, 2017. File photo by Albert Alcain/Presidential Photo

AMIN congresswoman Hataman steps down from House post

Oct 02, 2017 - 5:13 PM

The Mindanaoan lawmaker calls on her colleagues to pass the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law 'not a gift as a token of benevolence, but a gift we so truly deserve'

BACK HOME. AMIN Representative Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman steps down from the House of Representatives. Screenshot from the House livestream

3 explosions hit Maguindanao in a week

Sep 30, 2017 - 1:24 PM

Troops in Maguindanao are fighting the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, another ISIS-linked local terror group

House to file Bangsamoro commission version of BBL next week

Sep 21, 2017 - 11:54 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to certify as urgent the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law

LEDAC MEETING. President Rodrigo Duterte meets with the  with the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) at the Malacañang Palace on September 20, 2017. Photo by Robinson Niñal Jr/Presidential Photo

Duterte wants BBL 'game plan' before certifying it as urgent

Sep 14, 2017 - 9:04 PM

The President gathers MILF leaders BTC members Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez in a meeting in Malacañang

President Rodrigo Duterte (left) shares a conversation with OPAPP Secretary Jesus Dureza (right) during the celebration of the 24th Anniversary of Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) at the Malacanang Palace on Thursday. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler.com

Dela Rosa, Supreme Court, Bangsamoro Basic Law | Evening wRap

Sep 05, 2017 - 9:00 PM

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Duterte to MILF: BBL still a priority

Sep 05, 2017 - 3:18 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte tells MILF leaders that he will talk to Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez about the passage of the BBL

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with Moro Islamic Liberation Chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim during a meeting at the Malacañan Palace on September 4, 2017. Also joining Murad are Bangsamoro Transition Commission Chair Ghazali Jaafar, and Moro Islamic Liberation Front peace implementing panel Chair Mohagher Iqbal. ROLANDO MAILO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Why the Lumad are asking for another version of BBL

Sep 02, 2017 - 6:07 PM

Teduray leader Timuay Santos Unsad says the current version of the proposed BBL does not include provisions protecting non Islamized indigenous tribes

Lumad groups propose ‘peace sanctuaries’ in Mindanao

Aug 30, 2017 - 7:48 PM

Indigenous peoples fear getting caught in conflict after the ceasefire between government forces and communist rebels has been lifted

SAFE ZONES. Hundreds of leaders representing Mindanao's indigenous tribes gather in Davao City on August 30, to propose provisions in the Bangsamoro Basic Law that will ensure rights of lumads are recognized. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

P156-M allotted to curb malnutrition among Moro kids

Aug 13, 2017 - 12:30 PM

The program intends to improve the nutrition status of around 7 000 children in the Bangsamoro region

BETTER HEALTH. The DSWD aims to curb malnutrition in the ARMM region through a specific nutrition program for children in Madaris schooling. Photo from the DSWD Dream-B's Facebook Page

Arroyo files own bill creating Bangsamoro Autonomous Region

Aug 13, 2017 - 9:29 AM

Arroyo files a bill as the House of Representatives awaits formal submission of the revised Bangsamoro Basic Law drafted by a body created by Malacañang

Marawi crisis, Alvarez, Scaramucci | Midday wRap

Jul 24, 2017 - 1:54 PM

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FULL TEXT: Let us legislate for the future generation – Alvarez

Jul 24, 2017 - 12:33 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez admits that the previous House session was marked with unprecedented challenges

HOUSE PRIORITIES. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez delivers his speech as he opened the 2nd regular session of the 17th Congress. Photo by Rappler

House prioritizes BBL, bills on same-sex civil unions, gov’t reorganization

Jul 24, 2017 - 11:22 AM

UPDATED Speaker Alvarez presents this year s House agenda

HOUSE PRIORITIES. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez reopens the session on July 24. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

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

Grab and Uber, BBL, White House | Midday wRap

Jul 18, 2017 - 1:20 PM

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Gov’t, MILF call on public, lawmakers to support new Bangsamoro law

Jul 18, 2017 - 8:21 AM

The Duterte government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front launch a joint communications roadmap to pass the revised Bangsamoro Basic Law

COMMUNICATION ROADMAP. Government's Irene Santiago and MILF's Mohagher Iqbal ink Implementing Panels for Bangsamoro Peace Accords Joint Communication Plans in Manila, Philippines on Juky 17, 2017. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

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

Hague ruling, BBL, Roach | Evening wRap

Jul 12, 2017 - 9:55 PM

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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

MILF commits to implement fatwa vs radical extremism

Jul 05, 2017 - 4:05 PM

They extremists are creating intrigues and are sowing terror They are also thriving on the sufferings and hardships of people says MILF chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim

Gov't, MILF sign cooperation agreement vs illegal drugs

Jul 01, 2017 - 3:55 PM

The protocol of cooperation provides guidelines and operational procedures for joint anti illegal drug operations in MILF areas and communities

  Atty. Abdul Dataya (2nd from L), Chairman of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) - Ad Hoc Joint Action Group (AHJAG), and PCSupt. Pierre Bucsit (3rd from R), Chairman of the GPH-AHJAG, exchange copies of the final "Protocol of Cooperation on Anti-Illegal Drugs Operations and Related Activities in MILF Areas/Communities" on Friday, 30 June 2017 in Hotel Elena, Davao City. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler