President Rodrigo Duterte plans to meet with Congress leaders to discuss the fate of the Bangsamoro Basic Law, Malacañang said Tuesday after the administration was criticized for its apparent lack of compliance with the signed peace agreements with the rebel group as no lawmaker has sponsored the draft Moro law.
Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said that the President is already seeking for a meeting with Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to pave the way for the swift passage of the proposed BBL.
“He’s asking to meet with the Senate president and the speaker of the House to facilitate the process,” Abella told reporters in a Palace news briefing
Abella likewise said that Duterte assured the Moro Islamic Liberation Front that the BBL remains a priority of his administration, after the draft BBL was not included among the priority measures approved during the Legislative Executive Development Advisory Council.
“PRRD met with the leadership of MILF yesterday to discuss, among others, their concern about social media posts critical of their handling and the progress of their BBL bill,” Abella said.