“Haste could be a fatal waste. The Bangsamoro Basic Law is not a magic pill to stop the war in Mindanao, although it’s an important element in the quest for lasting peace. I will try to meet the proposed deadline. But I will not sacrifice the necessity of getting it right,” chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Government Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. said.
As for Senator Marcos, he will not be stampeded to rush the public hearings on the proposed BBL and to immediately wrap up the process following Malacañang’s insistence to pass the bill by June. He stands that the measure will be based on his intention to craft a good law and not driven by a “deadline” set by other people.
The senator notes that during a hearing conducted by the Senate Committee on Constitutional Amendments and Revision of Codes, chaired by Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago, many of the legal luminaries opined that several provisions of the BBL are unconstitutional.