Category: congress

Palace’s working BBL draft intact after 1st voting day in House

The working draft of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, which critics referred to as the Malacañang version, was kept intact after the first day of the three-day voting by the 75-member ad hoc committee in the House of Representatives. Of … Continue reading

Improving the Bangsamoro Basic Law

By Tony La Viña Let me declare at the outset that I support the creation of a Bangsamoro autonomous region. Its establishment is certainly allowed by the 1987 Constitution. More fundamentally, a Bangsamoro government armed with real powers, making it … Continue reading

save the BBL

i get it naman.  of course, the president wants the BBL passed and in place by the time he steps down so he can take full credit for it, even bag that rumoured-to-be-coveted peace prize.  after all, this is a … Continue reading

executive & legislative privilege, america & mamasapano

it was amazing, and dismaying, how meekly and quickly senator ralph recto stopped with the questions re the extent of american involvement in mamasapano.  just when it was getting interesting.  general napeñas was about to tell us about the drones.

“actionable intelligence”

feb 11 i caught US president barack obama on CNN explaining his admin’s draft resolution to the US congress for authority to use force against ISIL. OBAMA: If we had actionable intelligence about a gathering of ISIL leaders, and our partners … Continue reading

the finger, house of reps hearing

watching house of reps hearing on mamasapano on cable tv, and rep  neil tupas tries to do the senate better.  asks napenas about marwan’s finger.  napenas asks for executive session. tupas:  i want you to answer that… i don’t think it involves … Continue reading


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