The BBL Law does not recognize and allow the exercise of the Moro’s right to self-determination, which include the right to have their own Constitution, their own identity, territories, own justice system, finance, armed forces and laws to utilize their natural resources and wealth, among others.
By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star It almost looks certain: the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, now being deliberated in both chambers of the 16th Congress, can become another “failed experiment” – which is how President Aquino depicts the Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao. The BBL aims to replace the ARMM…
“The treatment of the BBL is one such example that shows there are no serious efforts to achieve peace in the country today.” – Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares
“The amendment not only maintains the status quo, but an outright deprivation of what remains of the wealth in our lands, which have been raped by outsiders.”
“Self-determination is a democratic process and exercise defined and conducted by the people themselves, free from intervention, manipulation and dictate of the ruling elite based on their vested interests.”
“We regard the approved BBL as a Malacañang and Liberal Party BBL.” – Suara Bangsamoro
“Those who would reject it will continue the struggle. The tragedy here is we are repeating history.”
“We are for peace and we do hope that they are with us in achieving this dream for our people.”