By Jauhari Usman: Ang sabi nga nang karamihan kaya natin ito, as long as we all do the same for the good of all, what not that we can not do it. The same as what we have in Baloi, the current of what Baloi is. The young Baloinians, young modern generations should start their innovation for good governance of Baloi. A first class Municipality that should lead the province of Lanao del Norte, that will work as a model Municipality for other municipalities, for Economic, Social, Education, Political and above all Religious endeavor. Kaya sa lahat, walang hindi makakayanan kung tayo'y magkakaisa religiously.
THE FIRST BANGSAMORO DEBATE
"This is the first time ...ever since the world began..that you will see the Bangsamoro in their native attire that you will see them DEBATE and you will get a perspective of how sharp their minds are as sharp as their kris and swords...come watch the final round of the Bangsamoro Debates here in SKCC, Office of the Bangsamoro people, Cotabato City
It was the mental battle of the Millennium..#Bangsamoro Debates Finals High School was between Lanao del Sur versus Basilan...symbol of Bangsamoro empowerment..the all Moro ladies team exchanged fiery logic and cutting edge analysis on the issue of Federalism.. Basilan Team. Fatnohalda Namla and Meraini Tupay of Basilan Natl High, Shaffa Arola of Maluso Natl High vs Lanao Team: Ameerah Omar, Mumtad Usman and Samaira Macagaan."
MANILA, Philippines - The House of Representatives will not be able to meet its self-imposed deadline of approving the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) this year, Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II said yesterday.
“The draft law is still with the special committee chaired by Congressman (Rufus) Rodriguez (of Cagayan de Oro City), which has been conducting public hearings on it,” he said.
Gonzales said the committee has scheduled public hearings and consultations in Mindanao and other parts of the country until the third week of December when Congress goes on a month-long Christmas break.
“They want to hear the views of all concerned groups, all stakeholders. So with their schedule, they will not be able to submit a report before the Christmas break. They could possibly submit their report in January or February,” he said.
Gonzales estimated that the House could start plenary deliberations on the proposed BBL in the first quarter of next year.
The Rodriguez panel has conducted at least 19 public hearings and consultations, shuttling between the House offices at the Batasan complex in Quezon City and various cities and towns in Mindanao.
For his part, BBL ad hoc committee member Rep. Vicente Belmonte of Iligan City said they support the passage of the proposed law. However, he said the residents of Lanao del Norte and Pagadian City want at least 50 percent of its provisions amended.
The last public hearings in the second and third weeks of December will be held in Cebu City and Iloilo City for stakeholders in the Visayas, and in Baguio City and Laoag City for those in Luzon.
Primer on BBL launched
The Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) launched a primer on the proposed BBL on Friday.
As part of the European Union’s support for the peace process in Mindanao, EU funds have enabled the production of the primer.
The primer will be published in English and six local languages in more than 50,000 copies.
EU Ambassador Guy Ledoux said the primer is a tool that can be used to organize conversation, debate and dialogue with all the stakeholders.
“It will prove to be an excellent tool in the preparations for the future plebiscite. It will help to describe, explain and clarify the various aspects of the law and how this will affect the everyday life of the Bangsamoro people,” Ledoux said.
Gov. Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao will give a “vote of confidence” to the draft BBL during his state of the region address tomorrow.
Meanwhile, one of the police officers escorting BBL delegates from Iligan City to Cagayan de Oro City died when their vehicle crashed in Gitagum, Misamis Oriental Friday night. – With Pia Lee-Brago, Lino dela Cruz, Gerry Lee Gorit, John Unson