Leaders of the Senate and House have assured President Rodrigo Duterte that they will pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) by the end of May this year.
The BBL was discussed by the President and the lawmakers during a meeting on Tuesday night, March 13, said Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque in a Facebook post.
“Congressional Leaders: target date for BBL is May 30, 2018,” added Roque.
Present in the meeting were Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Senators Gringo Honasan, Panfilo Lacson, Vicente Sotto III, Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Fariñas, 5th District of Pangasinan Representative Amado Espino Jr, and Tawi-Tawi Representative Ruby Sahali, among others.
During the gathering, Duterte emphasized the urgency of passing the BBL, one of his major campaign promises.
Roque quoted the President as saying: “We cannot fail on this (BBL). The next generation is counting on us.”
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