Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. today said that not only were major stakeholders left out in the process leading to the drafting of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, but there was no serious study too on BBL’s impact on business and economy.
Marcos, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Government, aired this concern in his speech before the 5th General Meeting of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. at the Royal Mandaya Hotel in Davao City.
The senator thanked the business group for inviting him to speak before them on BBL, as he noted that this “very serious concern and an inescapable tope of all BBL-related discussions” has yet to be tackled in the hearing of his committee. Read More…
Good afternoon and peace be to everyone!
Maayong hapon kaninyong tanan!
Thank you for having invited me to your 5th General Membership meeting. Let me also take this opportunity to personally thank you for the kind words and your appreciation of my work in the Senate.
Your invitation could not have come in a more propitious time.
For purposes of this gathering, you have asked me to share with you my thoughts on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL)—currently a hotly debated issue of our nation—and especially on how it can impact on businesses and our economy.
Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. will be the guest speaker of Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. today May 29, 2015 in their 5th General Membership Meeting at the Royal Mandaya Hotel in Davao City.
In a letter dated April 1, DCCII president Antonio Dela Cruz extended an invitation to Sen. Marcos to be the guest speaker in their meeting asserting that as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Government, Sen. Marcos has exerted vigorous efforts in conducting consultations and hearings in tackling the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law.
BBL has been placed into the spot light following the January 25, 2015 Mamasapano incident prompting many legislators to question many of the provisions of the proposed law. Read More…
A televised meeting between Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. and President Aquino III to discuss the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) would reassure the public that nothing improper is going on.
This developed as Marcos, chair of the Senate Local Government Committee that is scrutinizing the Malacañang-proposed BBL, is open to the idea of having the meeting between the President and the senators aired live on television.
“Sang-ayon ako sa ganun (televised meeting) nang sa gayun ay walang masabi ang kahit na sino na may nangyayari sa meeting na ‘yun na hindi karapat-dapat,” he said in a radio interview. Read More…
Legislative Comrades Senator Bongbong Marcos, from the North and the two Senators from Mindanao, Senators Koko Pimentel and TG Guingona agreed when Sen Marcos chided that, “Let’s be wary over what happened in the ad hoc committee in the House of Representatives, which abandoned its own version and swiftly passed a Palace version of BBL shortly after panel members met with the President. I hope it won’t happen to us.” Marcos said Santiago’s report which was submitted to the Committee on Local Government which he chairs will serve as their guide in addressing the constitutional flaws of the draft BBL. There will be two BBL more hearings next week, June 2 and 3.