As written in Article II Section 1 of the proposed Basic Bangsamoro Basic Law, Bangsamoro people are those who at the time of conquest and colonization were considered natives or original inhabitants of Mindanao and the Sulu archipelago and its adjacent islands including Palawan, and their descendants, whether of mixed or of full blood, shall have the right to identify themselves as Bangsamoro by ascription or self-ascription. Spouses and their descendants are classified as Bangsamoro.
The basic law also proposes that “the Bangsamoro Parliament shall adopt the official flag, emblem and anthem of the Bangsamoro.”
Territory of Bangsamoro Parliament will include the current present geographical area Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, cities of Cotabato and Isabela, and all other contiguous areas where there is resolution of the local government unit or a petition of at least ten percent (10%) of the registered voters in the area asking for their inclusion at least two months prior to the conduct of the ratification of the Bangsamoro Basic Law and the process of delimitation of the Bangsamoro.
To ensure the widest acceptability of the Bangsamoro Basic Law in the core areas above-mentioned, a popular ratification shall be conducted among all the Bangsamoro within the areas for their adoption.