Hopes are high for Congress to approve the extension of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) until 2025 for it to have some leeway to respond to the exacerbating problems resulting from COVID-19 and establish institutions for self-governance in the Bangsamoro region.
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A Mindanao-based lawmaker believes the traditional conflict resolution proposed by Maranao traditional leaders might do the trick in the current crisis faced by Marawi City.
The sultanates and Imams of Marawi City and the nearby towns in Lanao del Sur are calling on President Rodrigo Duterte to declare a ceasefire in the embattled city that is continuously being ravaged by the ongoing fighting between the government forces and Islamic radicals.
The Bangsamoro Transition Commission announced on Friday the completion of the new draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) that will be forwarded to the BTC Coordinating Committee for review and approval before its submission to the Office of the President.
“Nakakatulong ang armas sa atin sa gera noon pang Martial Law, pero ang palaging paggamit ng armas nakakasira din. (Arms helped us in the war during Martial Law. But the frequent use of arms will be destructive as well). I’ve been fighting for forty years; I see more destruction in arms.”
ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman bids fellow officials that this will ARMM Local Government Summit held in Davao City shall be the last, as the region will be replaced with the new Bangsamoro Political Entity brought by the peace agreement between the government and the MILF. (Ace Morandante/ davaotoday.com)
Activists faced a phalanx of shield-wielding police that foiled their rally at the Waterfront Hotel where President Benigno Aquino addressed leaders of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao LGU summit. (John Rizle Saligumba/ davaotoday.com)
Speaking before a Mindanao peace summit that gathered around 200 participants on Tuesday, Iqbal, who also heads the Bangsamoro Transition Council (BTC) said the Sabah claim is a “bilateral issue” between the Philippine and the Malaysian governments that “should be addressed through a dialog.”
A breakaway Moro guerrilla group in Central Mindanao said the main bulk of its forces were out of harm’s way of government military artillery shellings and that its forces were divided into engaging in gunbattles or planting and indoctrination of its mass base.
Unfazed by the recent bombings in Mindanao, President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday attended the 22nd Mindanao Business Conference (MinBizCon) to deliver his message that the region is stepping closer to being “a land of promises fulfilled.” But such confidence is not shared by some sectors in Davao.