Mar 242015

The Senate hearings on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law will resume on April 13 after the Holy Week holiday break of the chamber, Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said in a statement on Tuesday.

“Since I have received the MILF report and I already have the report of the Board of Inquiry and also the Senate report, I can now resume the hearing on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law,” said Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., chairman of the  Senate Committee on Local Government.

The announcement came a day after the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) submitted its probe commission’s report on the Mamasapano massacre which was sent via the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) and its chairman Mohagher Iqbal.

“I respectfully submit herewith a copy of the full report of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) investigation on the Mamasapano incident, in response to your request for said transmittal in your letter dated 9 March 2015”, Iqbal was quoted in his letter.

Marcos said there is a “need to strengthen the ceasefire mechanism. Because what happened in Mamasapano was, as early as 5:30 a.m. to 6 a.m. on that Sunday, the MILF was already told that it’s the government troops that they were firing at. But the total ceasefire was only achieved around 4 pm., that’s almost 11 hours. If it only took 11 minutes to implement the ceasefire, then, some lives could have been saved.”  — ELR, GMA News

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