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Radio interview with Kabayan Noli de Castro, DZMM

Kabayan: Ay kayo na lang daw ho ang pag-asa sa Senado pero mag-isa lang ho kayo papano yun kung ang mga kasama ninyo ay iba ang nasa isip? Ano ho ang akala ninyo ay iniisip ng inyong mga kasamahan dyan sa Senado? 

BBM: Ay sa palagay ko naman ay…kaya nga ay maraming nalungkot dun sa nangyari sa House of Representatives na akala natin maraming papalitan dun sa BBL at aayusin mabuti e ang nangyari bumalik lahat yung gustong palitan at nabalik halos dun sa original.

Kabayan: Nag-weekend lang nag-iba na?

BBM: Pero palagay ko, kasi lahat ng ating kapwa senadoryung mga nakakausap ko tungkol dito, ay sinasabi naman nila na gusto nilang isa-isahin, line by line, section by section. Tingnan natin. Sa ngayon ay ganun ang kanilang gustong gawin at sinasabi talaga na ayaw naming magpasa ng isang version na alam namin na unconstitutional. Kaya’t napakahirap naman kung meron na namang lilitaw na Palace version at ito’y pipilitin–kasi alam naman nating unconstitutional. Kaya nga nagtataka ako ako hinahamon daw ng Palasyo at nagsasabi na unconstitutional sa Supreme Court na lang. Ay yun na nga ang trabaho namin e, para hindi magkaroon ng ganong klaseng problema, inaayos nga namin. Pero nagtataka nga ako bakit ganun ang approach na ginagawa ng Palasyo. Read More…

Sen. Marcos chides OPAPP for failing to consult BBL stakeholders, tossing burden to Congress instead

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Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr., today chided the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) for failing to do their job of consulting all the stakeholders in the Bangsamoro Basic Law and instead tossing the burden to Congress.

OPAPP representative Usec. Jose Lorena admitted that none of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), the Sultanates of Mindanao, the indigenous people, or concerned local government officials, were represented in the government panel that negotiated a peace pact with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

“So you were negotiating about the land, the culture, the history of the Sultanates and they were not included in the negotiations?” asked Marcos, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Government tasked to deliberate on the proposed BBL. Read More…

Bongbong to senators: Be brave. Do what is right for BBL.

Bongbong to senators Be brave to do what is right for BBL

Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. on Sunday has called on his colleagues in the Senate to be brave enough to do what is right and stand against political pressure in deciding on the fate of the Malacanang-drafted Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).

Marcos made the call as he expressed lament that the process in the House of Representatives, particularly in the 75-member ad hoc committee, in approving the BBL was tainted with politics.

“Alam n’yo, hinalal tayo ng taumbayan at mayroon tayong responsibilidad na gawin kung ano ang nasa interest ng bansa. Huwag tayong matakot na gumawa ng tama. Alam naman natin kung ano ang tama, ano ‘yung maganda. Huwag tayong matakot na gawin ‘yung maganda. Basta tama ang ginagawa natin, hindi tayo magkakamali,” he said in an interview over radio dzBB.

He added: “Medyo nakakalungkot ‘yung nangyari sa House of Representatives… dinaan sa pulitika ang BBL.” The ad hoc panel, chaired by Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, voted on the BBL few days after President Aquino III called them twice to a meeting.

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Sen. Marcos to hear concerns of Sultanates, IPs on BBL

Sen. Marcos to hear concerns of Sultanates, IPs on BBL

As part of his vow to consult all stakeholders in the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. has invited the sultanates and the indigenous people (IPs) of Mindanao to a hearing on Monday to hear their views and concerns on BBL.

According to Marcos, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Government, the proceeding on Monday is the penultimate hearing of his panel on the BBL.

To wrap up consultations on BBL, Marcos said the last hearing scheduled on June 3 will focus on concerns of local executives in areas to be included as core territories of the Bangsamoro under the BBL, as well as in adjacent local government units.

“We want to know the sentiments of the sultanates about BBL. From what we learned in our recent hearings, they said they were never consulted in the peace negotiations between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation that would be implemented through the BBL,” Marcos said.

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Sentiments of Indigenous Peoples and Sultanates on BBL to be Heard on Monday’s Senate Inquiry

Sentiments of Indigenous Peoples and Sultanates on BBL To Be Heard On Monday's Senate Inquiry

The Senate Committee on Local Government chaired by Senator Bongbong Marcos has invited the Indigenous Peoples and Sultanates to express their sentiments on the Bangsamoro Basic Law on 25 May 2015, Monday, 10:00 A.M. at the Senators Recto & Laurel Rooms, 2/F, Senate of the Philippines.

The IPs who have confirmed their attendance are from the Timuay Justice and Governance, Gempa te Kelindaan ne Kamal ne Erumanen ne Menuvu, Mindanao Indigenous Peoples’ Peace Forum, Lumad Mindanawed Peoples’ Federation, Organization of Teduray and Lambangian Conference and the Sulu Foundation of Nine Ethnic Tribes, Inc. (SUFONETI).

The Council of Royal Datus, Council of Royal Ladies, Sultanate of Maguindanao, Iranun Sultanates League of the Philippines, Federation of Royal Sultanate Descendants of Mindanao Sulu and Palawan, The Heirs of Sultan Mohammad Esmael Organization, Inc., Maguindanao Mandanaue Darussalam, Federation of the Royal Sultanate of Lanao, Sultan Uko Royal Descendants Associations, Inc. (SORODA), The Royale House of Maharadjah Tabunaway, Bangsamoro Royal Houses Solidarity Conference and the Sultanate of Bayang, Lanao del Sur are among the Sultanates who will be represented in the Senate inquiry.

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