Bongbong Marcos

Statement on the killing of SAF in Maguindanao

Statement on the killing of SAF in Maguindanao

I would like to appeal, as a peace-loving citizen, to everybody to refrain from issuing statements that would foment hate and cause violent actions as a result of what happened in Maguindao.

It is always wise to stay calm and exercise sobriety especially at this time when the elusive peace in Mindanao is within reach.

While I understand the strong indignation amongst our people, our judgment on who is to blame should be based on facts and truth, which we, at this time, do not possess.

Pending the availability of facts surrounding the violent incident, I am holding in abeyance any judgment. Neither will I issue a conclusion pointing fingers at anybody. I hope everybody will exercise the same prudence.

I am calling for a probe on the incident to be jointly conducted by the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front using and applying the mechanism duly agreed upon under the ceasefire agreement.

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Transcript: Press Briefing on the suspension of Bangsamoro Basic Law hearings

Sen. Bongbong: I think there were some questions as to what the status is of the hearings of the BBL. Well, it was with great surprise and much concern that we heard of the news of the killing of 27 policemen who were conducting a raid..

Q: 50 na po, official po sa www.interaksyon…

Sen. Bongbong: So what is the number now? Last night was 30 and then this morning was 27.

Q: Walang official pa sir, sa military. Walang official sir…

Sen. Bongbong: Yun na nga mukhang hindi maliwanag, but in any case-

Q: 50 na po according to the PNP.

Sen. Bongbong: That’s even more horrifying. It’s now 50. The count is speculative but never mind. It just makes it a more horrific piece of news, na ngayon naging 50 na sinasabi. And that’s a very large number of people to have been killed and it seems there are no survivors. Again, the intelligence information is still very unclear, the actual situation on the ground is hindi maliwanag. So with this in mind, immediately the security question as to how we will conduct the hearings, in the proposed hearings in Jolo and Zamboanga immediately comes into question. So until we have clarified, I have asked that we suspend all the hearings on BBM in the South because the security situation has not yet been assessed.

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ABS-CBN News – Bongbong suspends Bangsamoro bill hearings

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abscbn_thumbMANILA – Senator Ferdinand ”Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has ordered the temporary suspension of all discussions and hearings related to the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law following the Sunday clash between the police and members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Maguindanao, in which at least 30 elite cops were killed.

Marcos, chair of the Senate Committee on Local Government, condemned the violence committed against the government forces, who were supposedly hunting Malaysian bomb maker Zulkifli bin Hir alias ”Marwan” and Basit Usman, a Jemaah Islamiyah bomb-making expert, in Tukanalipao village.

”I decided to suspend indefinitely all discussions and hearings related to the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law until this is clarified,” Marcos said in a statement.

”We cannot in conscience, proceed with these hearings while a cloud of serious doubt hangs over the security situation in the south. A peace agreement cannot be legislated under the threat of such extreme violence. Violence has no room in a civilized society.”

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GMA News Online – Bongbong condemns MILF violence vs. PNP in Maguindanao, suspends BBL hearings

By Amita Legaspi | GMA News Online

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Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday condemned the use of violence by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front against forces of the Philippine National Police who were on the trail of suspected terrorists on Sunday.

Marcos, chair of the Senate committee on local government, then announced in a press statement he is suspending discussions and hearings related to the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).

On Sunday, at least 30 members of the PNP Special Action Force (SAF) were killed in an ambush by members of the MILF in Mamasapano town in Maguindanao. The PNP personnel were on the trail of suspected international terrorists believed to be hiding inside one of the camps of the Muslim rebel group.

“I decided to suspend indefinitely all discussions and hearings related to the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law until this is clarified,” Marcos said.

“We cannot, in conscience, proceed with these hearings while a cloud of serious doubt hangs over the security situation in the south. A peace agreement cannot be legislated under the threat of such extreme violence. Violence has no room in a civilized society,” he added.

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Inquirer.net – Hearings on the Bangsamoro law halted after MILF killing of 30 cops

By Maila Ager | Inquirer.net

Logo_Inquirer.netMANILA, Philippines – Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos stopped on Monday all discussions and hearings on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) after the killing by MILF of 30 policemen in Mindanao on Sunday.

“I decided to suspend indefinitely all discussions related to the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law until this is clarified,” said Marcos, chair of the Senate committee on local government.

He explained, “We cannot in conscience proceed with these hearings while a cloud of serious doubt hangs over the security situation in the South.”

Early Sunday morning, members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front reportedly killed at least 30 members of the PNP’s Special Action Force in Mamasapano town in Maguindanao.

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Senator Marcos suspends all Bangsamoro Basic Law hearings following clash in Maguindanao

The Senator condemns the dastardly massacre of 30 Philippine National Police members in Maguindanao.

Bongbong Marcos Suspends Bangsamoro Hearings PR

Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. today orders the temporary suspension of all discussions and hearings related to the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).

This transpired after reports were received of the massacre of at least 30 members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Special Action Force (SAF) in an ambush by members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Mamasapano town in Maguindanao on Sunday.

Marcos, who chairs the Senate Committee on Local Government, likewise strongly condemned the use of violence by the MILF against the government forces who were on the hunt against suspected international terrorists believed to be hiding inside one of the camps of the Muslim rebel group.

“I decided to suspend indefinitely all discussions and hearings related to the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law until this is clarified. We cannot in conscience, proceed with these hearings while a cloud of serious doubt hangs over the security situation in the south. A peace agreement cannot be legislated under the threat of such extreme violence. Violence has no room in a civilized society.”

Reports disclosed that the SAF members were sent to the area to serve warrants of arrest against Malaysian bomb maker Zulkifli bin Hir, known as “Marwan” in barangay Tukanalipao, and Basit Usman, a Jemaah Islamiyah bomb-making expert.

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