Malacañang welcomes House joint panel’s approval of BBL

Bandera (Mindanao) - - FRONT PAGE -

MALACAÑANG on Wednesday lauded the joint congressional committees’ approval of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) without amendments.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque welcomed the House of Representatives’ approval of the committee report of House Bill 6475, which seeks to abolish the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and crea t e theBangsamoro

entity.

“The President has expressed his support and commitment to the Bangsamoro Basic Law as a significant step towards our quest for real and lasting peace in Mindanao,” Roque said in a statement.

“By hav ing a Bangsamoro region within the context of our Republic, we will realize the aspirations of our Moro brothers and sisters for genuine self-determination and hopefully end the decade-long armed struggle, violence and injustice in Mindanao,” he added.

Quezon City Rep. Kit Belmonte’s motion to approve the panel report on Tuesday was passed with the following votes:

Committee on local government, 32-3; Committee on Muslim affairs, voting 27-3; and Special committee on peace, unity and reconciliation, 273.

The committee report would then be referred to the committee on rules and would be scheduled for plenary deliberations afterwards. —

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