House ratifies bicam report on Bangsamoro Organic Law
The House of Representatives ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) before the afternoon session on Tuesday was suspended.
No objections were heard from the members of the House who were present in the session.
In an ambush interview before the session, newly elected Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo vowed that the BOL would be ratified within the day.
The ratification of the BOL was supposedly scheduled on Monday, before the State of the Nation Address (Sona) of President Rodrigo Duterte, but internal leadership issues within the House delayed the process.
In his State of the Nation Address (Sona), Duterte made a commitment to sign the BOL within 48-hours after a copy is transmitted to his office for his signature.
“I make the solemn commitment that this administration will never deny our Muslim brothers and sisters the basic legal tools to chart their own destiny within the constitutional framework of our country,” Duterte had said during his Sona.
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