The passage of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) last July 2018 gives hope for a lasting peace in Mindanao. There is, however, much work to be done in defining the areas of the Bangsamoro, setting up governance structures, and, putting into motion administrative agreements.
The past continues to haunt nation even as it is once again confronted with a breakdown in the rule of law. This is a tragic commentary that was highlighted in the BALAY-sponsored showing of the film Respeto at the Cine Adarna Theater last Sept. 18, 2018 as part of activities to commemorate the imposition of military rule in 1972.
Briefing Notes on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) under Consideration by the Legislative Bicameral Conference
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.
Why we need a strong autonomy for the Bangsamoro: An appeal to the Members of the Bicameral Conference Committee on The Bangsamoro Basic Law
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.