Philstar
May 21, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – Mindanao lawmakers yesterday rejected their proposed inclusion in the envisioned new Bangsamoro autonomous region.

“My province will never be part of ARMM (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) or this new Bangsamoro region,” Zamboanga del Norte Rep. Seth Frederick Jalosjos declared before a news conference. Keep reading…

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Philstar
May 20, 2015

Bangsamoro Basic Law hearings are held at the Batasang Pambansa Complex, the headquarters of the Philippine House of Representatives, in Quezon City. Pictured is the West Front of the main congressional building.

Bangsamoro Basic Law hearings are held at the Batasang Pambansa Complex, the headquarters of the Philippine House of Representatives, in Quezon City. Pictured is the West Front of the main congressional building.



ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines — Business leaders scored pro-administration congressmen in the House ad hoc committee for allegedly railroading the voting process for amendments to the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).

The businessmen were also concerned that the BBL may not pass the scrutiny of the Supreme Court and may trigger further conflict in Mindanao.

They also slammed the undue influence of Keep reading…

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Inquirer
May 19, 2015

… Spouse is arrested and will face domestic violence raps

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Police authorities here have rescued a Malaysian woman from her Filipino husband, who has allegedly been physically and emotionally abusing her. Keep reading…

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Zamboanga City News Bits – May 18, 2015

May. 19th, 2015 @ 10:08 PM

Mindanao Examiner
May 19, 2015

  • Zamboangueños representing different sectors paid tribute to Gen. Vicente Alvarez with fitting ceremonies Monday, marking the day when Spanish forces surrendered at Fort Pilar, making Zamboanga the last bastion of Spanish rule. Mayor Beng Climaco who led the series of activities, extolled Gen. Alvarez for standing pat in defense of Keep reading…
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GMA News
May 19, 2015

House votes on proposed BBL. In a 37-16 vote, the House ad hoc committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law on Monday, May 18, adopted the so-called 'Chairman and Vice Chairpersons' Working Draft' of the proposed law as the document they will base their votes. GMA News

House votes on proposed BBL. In a 37-16 vote, the House ad hoc committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law on Monday, May 18, adopted the so-called ‘Chairman and Vice Chairpersons’ Working Draft’ of the proposed law as the document they will base their votes. GMA News



It was a victory two days in the making.

Zamboanga City Rep. Celso Lobregat broke into a wide smile Tuesday afternoon while his colleagues cheered and clapped after his suggested amendment to the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) was Keep reading…

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