By Randy David
Once the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law comes before Congress, we can expect its key provisions to be challenged on constitutional grounds.
We are a concerned group of Filipino citizens—a coalition of local and overseas residents from Zamboanga and Mindanao Region (Color-Zamar)—who can no longer remain silent on a significant issue affecting the lives of our people in Mindanao. We firmly believe that our voice represents the vast, silent majority of peace-loving Mindanaoans who feel that the so-called “Bangsamoro peace accord” is not only unconstitutional, but also immoral, unjust and inequitable.
By Asif Ahmad
The signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro on March 27 was a historic moment for the Philippine government and the Bangsamoro people, promising to usher in a more peaceful, more prosperous future for Mindanao and the rest of the country.
The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) would like to make some clarifications on Fr. Jun Mercado’s article “Real score: Are Charter changes needed?” (Front Page, 7/20/14).
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).