MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang released the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) or Republic Act Number 11054 a day after President Rodrigo Duterte signed it. The OLBARMM will provide annual block grants and special development funds to be allotted for the rehabilitation of damaged communities in the Bangsamoro region. This policy review is for the purpose of ensuring that the provisions of House Bill No. MANILA—Months into its passage into law and before it could even be ratified, the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) is facing its first legal challenge yet. 11054 “Act Act providing for the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, repealing for the purpose RA 6734, entitled “An Act Providing for an organic act of the ARMM,” as amended by RA 9054, entitled “An Act to strengthen and expand the Organic Act for the ARMM” 6. When Republic Act No. Wealth sharing: The law grants 75-25 wealth sharing between the Bangsamoro and national governments – higher than the current 70-30 scheme under the ARMM law. The BBL is currently under review of Congress who is tasked with passing it into law. The autonomous region will have an “Intergovernmental Relations Body” composed of representatives from both the Bangsamoro government and central government that will settle the problems on intergovernmental relations. Under former president Benigno Aquino III, deliberations on bills of what would have become the Bangsamoro Basic Law were stopped after a botched police operation in 2015, known as the Mamasapano massacre. “The purpose of this Basic Lawis to establish a political entity, provide for its basic structure of government in recognition of the justness and legitimacy of the cause of the Bangsamoro people and their aspiration to chart their political future through a democratic process that will secure their identity and posterity and allow for meaningful self-governance.” (BBL, Article I, Sec. Bangsamoro Organic Law on Political Autonomy The political entity under this Organic Law is called the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region. The Bangsamoro Basic Law will replace and abolish the Autonomous Region Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Organic Act. This means 75% of the national internal revenue collection would go to the Bangsamoro, and 25% to the central government. Website: bangsamoro.gov.ph ^ Two-part plebiscite held in two dates. It aims to bring peace by addressing the grievances, sentiments, and demands of Muslims in the region. 11054 or the Bangsamoro Organic Law was signed by the President, I described what transpired as a “whole of country” project that we pulled off successfully. Purpose of the Bangsamoro Organic Law “The purpose of this Organic Law is to (a) ESTABLISH A POLITICAL ENTITY, (b) PROVIDE FOR ITS BASIC STRUCTURE OF GOVERNMENT (in recognition of the justness and legitimacy of the cause of the Bangsamoro people and the aspirations of Muslims Filipinos and all indigenous cultural communities 11054), also known as Bangsamoro Basic Law and often referred to by the acronym "BOL" and "BBL" (Filipino: Batayang Batas para sa Rehiyong Awtonomo ng Bangsamoro), is a Philippine law providing for the establishment of an autonomous political entity known as the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region, replacing the Autonomous Region in Muslim … through PCOO, national government agencies, and other public sector entities in communicating their programs, projects, and services to the Filipino The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region is an integral, indivisible, and inseparable part of the territory of … The law has an opt-in provision, allowing areas adjacent to the region to join the Bangsamoro, with a petition of at least 10% of their voters. The proposed Bangsamoro Organic Law may succeed in bringing peace and stability in Mindanao, but it will have little chance at success in the area good governance, a Senate leader said Thursday. Presidential Communications Operations Office. Philippine government troops on armored vehicles conduct a patrol a day after the plebiscite on the Bangsamoro Organic Law in Sulu, part of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in … The agency has a regional office in all 15 regions and has an information center in 79 provinces across the Philippines. For tips or story suggestions, you can reach her at pia.ranada@rappler.com. Said law provides that the Bangsamoro Government will have a parliamentary form of government. Parliament: There will be a parliament composed of 80 members: 50% party representatives, 40% district representatives, and 10% sectoral representatives, including two reserved seats for "non-Moro indigenous peoples and settler communities. ... the Bangsamoro Organic Law or the BOL. The chartered cities of Cotabato and Isabela would also be included, subject to the approval of their respective registered voters in the plebiscite. – with reports from Camille Elemia/Rappler.com. Historically states either appease them, expel them, marginalize them or, in some instances, exterminate them. Purpose. The term Bangsamoro was derived from the Malay word “nation” or “bansa” which means “nation of the Moro”. These natives and original inhabitants of Mindanao belong to multiple ethnolinguistic groups made up of Muslims who mostly live in Mindanao, Sulu, and Basilan. They are those who have retained some or all of their own social, economic, cultural, and political beliefs and has the right to identify themselves by ascription or self-ascription. Past administrations have conducted peace negotiations with rebel groups such as the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) who turns to violence and demanded for a separate state, but none have succeeded. Concurrent Chairperson, Bangsamoro Women Commission- BARMM. It will be headed by the regional leader called the Chief Minister, who will be chosen among members of the Bangsamoro government while its members will be elected by the people. These areas previously voted to be included in the ARMM, but their mother units voted against it. This also includes an expansion of the territory in recognition of the aspirations of the Bangsamoro people. War and conflict in Mindanao is one of the country’s biggest issues that roots back with their disputes over ancestral land and religion. The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao is the home of the Muslims who fight for their self-determination and aspirations for a peaceful and progressive region. All content is in the public domain unless otherwise stated. The Bangsamoro Organic Law grants the Bangsamoro Government the right to manage their funds, income and resources. Three years into his presidency, Rodrigo Duterte signed the Bangsamoro Organic Law, previously known as the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). MANILA -- The fate of the landmark Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) is now in the hands of over 2 million voters in Mindanao as they decide on whether or not to join a new Bangsamoro entity. The purpose and intent of the law is to establish the new Bangsamoro political entity and provide for its basic structure of government. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said that his pessimism stems from the junking of his proposal to include an anti-political … Of course, Muslim Mindanao is not the only threat to state consensus. culmination of a peace deal signed between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and past administrations. Some matters including budgeting, administration of justice, agriculture, disaster risk reduction and management, ancestral domains, human rights, local government units, public works, social services, tourism, and trade and industry are the exclusive powers the Bangsamoro government will have.