“Reminds that there are critical issues that must be discussed in public hearings for BBL to be inclusive and comprehensive.”
Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. will not be stampeded to rush the public hearings on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and to immediately wrap up the process following Malacañang’s insistence to pass the bill by June.
Marcos, chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Government, maintained that his action on the measure will be based on his intention to craft a good law and not driven by a “deadline” set by other people.
He stood his ground even as the House and Senate leadership had agreed to pass the BBL by June before the end of the current second regular session of the 16th Congress.
“Haste could be a fatal waste. The BBL is not a magic pill to stop the war in Mindanao, although it’s an important element in the quest for lasting peace. I will try to meet the proposed deadline. But I will not sacrifice the necessity of getting it right,” Marcos said.