Two Bangsamoro law provisions on the Senate chopping block

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Bongbong Marcos | Photo by Romeo Bugante/Senate PRIB

Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr said Monday the Senate will likely delete two provisions in the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) due to questions over their constitutionality. Marcos says the Senate committee on local government, which he chairs, will delete provisions providing for autonomous branches of constitutional bodies in the Bangsamoro, including the Commission on Audit, Civil Service Commission, the Commission on Elections, and the Ombudsman. The “question of the police” body in the Bangsamoro will also be scrutinized.  Cagayan de Oro 2nd District Representative Rufus Rodriguez also claims these two provisions are among the 8 BBL provisions that the House of Representatives is set to delete. The BBL implements the peace accord between the government and rebel group Moro Islamic Liberation Front. The panels of both sides maintain that the provisions in question are constitutional.

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