MANILA, Philippines – According to Presidential Spokesman Secretary Harry Roque, the said proposal is one of the priorities of the Duterte administration. However, Roque said, the palace cannot force Congress to conduct a special session before the year ends.
On Monday, President Rodrigo Duterte stated that he wants the Congress to conduct a special session to deliberate on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).
“He didn’t say when he will actually call for the special session. He only emphasized that if need be, he will call Congress for a special session. He did not intend or did not limit the time frame this year or the remaining part of December. In fact, the Bangsamoro Bill is still at the committee level at the House. So we expect that we have time for Congress to discuss the BBL,” said Roque. –UNTV News & Rescue
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