The Bangsamoro Basic Law was crafted by the Bangamoro Transition Commission (BTC) in accordance with the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) signed by and between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on 27 March 2014. It was a product of 17-years of tortuous negotiations between the two parties, and has undergone a series of consultations among parties in conflict.
We are the peoples in Mindanao who aspire for a peaceful and progressive homeland. We lived and struggled to chart a future where we can be free from fear and want. We have longed for a system of governance that nurtures our identity and corrects the injustice that have ridden our tortuous past.
Survivors of torture and extra-judicial killings, young people, and human rights defenders demand from the Duterte administration to put an end to ‘abusive police force’ and asked the Department of Justice to ensure accountability of state authorities and the delivery of justice, especially to the poor. They raised this call during the commemoration of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture in a public action organized by the United against Torture Coalition (UATC) on June 26.