Supreme Court junks petition on BBL

The Supreme Court (SC) today said “in the matter of UDK 15297, the Court dismissed the petition for being premature.” UDK 15297 is a petition to declare the Bangsamoro Basic Law unconstitutional filed by petitioner Rolando Rojo Mijares.

The Court also ordered the consolidation of petitions filed by the Philippine Constitution Association (PHILCONSA) and former Negros Oriental Representative Jacinto Paras against the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) and the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB).

SC also asked respondents the government, MILF, DBM and COA to submit their comment within ten days.

“In the matter of G.R. No. 218406 (Philippine Constitution Association (PHILCONSA), et al. v. Philippine Government, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the Secretary of Budget and Management and Commission on Audit), which challenges the constitutionality of the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro and the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro, the Court required the respondents to submit their comment to the petition and the application for TRO within ten (10) days from receipt of the Resolution,” SC Public Information Office Chief and Spokesman Atty. Theodore O. Te said in a press conference today.

“In the matter of G.R. No. 218407 (Jacinto V. Paras v. Miriam Coronel Ferrer, et al.), which also challenges the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro, including the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro, the Court ordered this case consolidated with G.R. No. 218406 subject to the same order given in the preceding case,” Te added.