Press Release
July 17, 2017

Sen. Bam: BBL for peace, to end terrorism

Saying it is long overdue, Sen. Bam Aquino sees the need for the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) as it will help achieve peace and end terrorism in Mindanao.

"The BBL is long overdue. We should be prioritizing the fine tuning of the law, adopting what we've already learned from all the consultations, hearings, and 17 years of negotiations," said Sen. Bam.

Sen. Bam believes that the BBL can help fight terrorism, rebellion and crime through peace and development and education and jobs.

"Masusugpo natin ang matagal nang problema sa Mindanao, lalo na ang terorismo at rebelyon sa pamamagitan ng kaunlaran, trabaho at edukasyon," said Sen. Bam.

"If prosperity for every Filipino is the goal, let's pass the best possible version of the BBL," he added.

The Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) recently submitted to President Duterte a draft of the revised BBL. The President is expected to endorse it to the Senate and the House of Representatives.

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