Rappler talked with Government Peace Panel chair Miriam Coronel-Ferrer.
More than two months since the Mamasapano clash disrupted a ceasefire agreement between government forces and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), deliberations on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) remain suspended.
Ferrer lamented that many people are misinformed about the proposed features of the BBL, with several camps even calling for the abandonment of the peace process. Congress also said that it will delete sections of the bill that may not be constitutional, pushing back Malacañang's timeline for passing of the bill.
Critics have even accused Ferrer, a Political Science professor in the University of the Philippines, along with Secretary Ging Deles, of "lawyering" for the MILF.
With all these roadblocks delaying the passage of the BBL, is there still hope for lasting peace in Mindanao? - Rappler.com
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