The Inquirer has reported that Malacañang radically revised the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and returned it to its authors. But President Aquino nevertheless assured Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s Murad Ebrahim of a Bangsamoro region by 2016 (Front Page, 7/6/14).
By Rina Jimenez-David
This city lives on in the minds of many people as the place in the world where the “atomic age” was born. It was here where, Aug. 6, 1945, a Monday, a nuclear bomb was dropped by a plane piloted by Americans, immediately killing an estimated 80,000 residents.
What’s taking so long? That’s the question on the minds, not only of leaders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, but also of minority lawmakers worried about the delay in the transmittal of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law to the 16th Congress.
By Francisco Lara Jr.
Many doubt if the recurring violence from armed rebellion can be reversed by the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)
By Mario Guariña III
Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago is right. The peace agreement between the Aquino administration and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front over a piece of territory they call the Bangsamoro is illegal. No matter how hard President Aquino tries, he cannot hide the fact that the deal crafted under his direction runs afoul of our fundamental law. The constitutional infirmities stick out like a sore thumb.