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.
Today, Balay marks the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture with deep sadness and anger. We join those who mourn and denounce the death of Genesis Argoncillo, 22, and call on authorities to hold accountable those who allowed his death to happen.