Press Release
September 10, 2014

Statement of Senator Nancy Binay on the submission
of the Bangsamoro Basic Law draft to Congress

The submission of the draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law to Congress is a significant step towards our pursuit of lasting peace in Mindanao.

We are all praying for the decades-long conflict in Mindanao to come to an end so that progress may finally take place on the island. Ending violence in Mindanao will ensure a better future for our people in the region, especially the women and children who suffer the most in times of conflict.

Congress will prioritize the proposed measure and as a member of the Senate, I will give utmost priority to the thorough review of its provisions to ensure that it is in accordance with the Constitution.

The Bangsamoro Basic Law is an urgent measure, however, we should recognize that such an important piece of legislation requires serious scrutiny from the members of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Rest assured that in all our discussions, our priority will always be the welfare of the women, children and elderly trapped in strife-torn Mindanao. Likewise, we shall see to it that the rights and interests of the lumad are represented, upheld and protected.

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