By Fr. Eliseo “Jun” Mercado
Twenty-five years ago, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao came to existence.
By Ramon Farolan
Earlier this month, six soldiers including a newly-minted second lieutenant belonging to PMA Class 2014, were ambushed by Abu Sayyaf elements in Basilan.
By Ever J. Abasolo
The Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro and the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) have caught the attention of business groups in search of new opportunities in agribusiness, manufacturing, energy provision, mineral exploration and financial services.
By Bernie V. Lopez
The chair of the governing council of the Lumad Mindanaw People’s Federation (LMPF), Jimid Mansayagan, has expressed deep concern that the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will dislocate many lumad (indigenous peoples, or IPs) from their ancestral lands. The LMPF covers 33 ethnic groups, or 8 million IPs, in Mindanao.
By Oscar Franklin Tan
The formidable array of legal experts tapped by the House of Representatives’ ad hoc committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law will not be able to resolve the bill’s constitutionality.