Posts Tagged BBL

Residents want halt of BBL hearings in Zamboanga City

admin   •   February 19, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives (HoR) is set to hold another hearing on March 2 in Zamboanga City in connection with the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). However, Zamboanga...

Proposed BBL likely to pass before House session breaks in March

admin   •   February 15, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — The Lower House of Congress targets to pass the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) before its session break next month. According to House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, he has...

Fiscal autonomy, taxation in proposed Bangsamoro Autonomous Region need further clarification — DOF

admin   •   February 14, 2018

  MANILA, Philippines — Today’s Senate deliberation for the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law  (BBL) centered on the issue on Bangsamoro Region’s autonomy on fiscal and taxation aspects. Department...

Federalism first before BBL — Duterte

admin   •   January 29, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — Under the federal form of government, the questions of constitutionality of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will be easily approved and resolved. That is why, according to...

“Substate” provision poses concern on passage of BBL – analyst

admin   •   January 4, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — Two proposed bills regarding the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law are now up for deliberation in the Senate. One of them is the proposed version of...

Some senators not keen on special session for BBL

UNTV News   •   November 29, 2017

MANILA, Philippines – Some Senators are not keen to have a special session just to tackle the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). According to Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, given...

Lower House guarantees passage of BBL even without requiring a special session

UNTV News   •   November 29, 2017

  MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte wants the Lower House of Congress to conduct a special session to discuss the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). “I will now stake...

Government targets to pass the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law in March 2018

UNTV News   •   November 29, 2017

MANILA, Philippines – According to Presidential Spokesman Secretary Harry Roque, the said proposal is one of the priorities of the Duterte administration. However, Roque said, the palace cannot force Congress...

Proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law filed at Lower House today

admin   •   September 29, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — The proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) has been filed today, September 29, in the Lower House of Congress. The principal author of the bill is House Speaker...

BBL unlikely to pass without Charter Change – former Chief Justice Puno

UNTV News   •   September 28, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — Due to the current form of government the Philippines has, which is unitary, former Chief Justice Reynato Puno said the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will face...

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