In support of the Bangsamoro

A RESOLUTION THANKING PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE FOR THE RECONSTITUTED BANGSAMORO TRANSITION COMMISSION, CONGRATULATING ITS NEW MEMBERS AND REITERATING OUR STRONG AND UNEQUIVOCAL SUPPORT FOR THE MINDANAO PEACE PROCESS

Principal Sponsor: HON. MOHAMMAD ALI C. MATABALAO

WHEREAS, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed an Executive Order for the expanded Bangsamoro Transition Commission on November 7, 2016;

WHEREAS, the membership of the expanded BTC is increased from fifteen (15) to twenty one (21) composed of ten (10) from the government side and eleven (11) from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front including the Chairman;

WHEREAS, the newly appointed BTC Commissioners come from various sectors like the government, women, Indigenous Peoples, the Moro National Liberation Front and the MILF;

WHEREAS, the expanded BTC is tasked to come up with an inclusive nenabling law for the Bangsamoro that is compliant with the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro signed between the government and the MILF on March 2014;

WHEREAS, the expanded BTC is chaired by MILF First Vice Chairman Ghazali Jaafar and composed of the following members: Haron M. Abas, Firdausi Ismail Y. Abbas, Ibrahim D. Ali, Hussin Amin, Maisara Dandamun-Latiph, Samira Gutoc-Tomawis, Hatimil Hassan, Mohagher M. Iqbal, Raissa H. Jajurie, Gafur A. Kanain, Datu Mussolini Sinsuat Lidasan, Jose I. Lorena, Abdulraof, Abdul Macacua, Hussein P. Muñoz, Romeo Saliga, Susana Salvador-Anayatin, Omar Yasser C. Sema, Said M. Shiek, Ammal D. Solaiman, and Melanio U. Ulama;

WHEREAS, BTC is expected to submit the draft of the new enabling law to the Congress by July in time for the Duterte’s second State of the Nation Address and the resumption of the session of Congress;

WHEREAS, the reconstitution of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission is a welcome development not only for Mindanao but the the whole country as well;

WHEREFORE, on motion of Honorable Mohammad Ali C. Matabalao and unanimously seconded, it was –

RESOLVED as it is hereby resolved to express our utmost appreciation and sincerest thanks to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for signing the Executive Order reconstituting the Bangsamoro Transition Commission;

RESOLVED further to congratulate the new BTC members even as we reiterate our strong an unequivocal support to the Mindanao Peace Process.

Approved on February 14, 2017.

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