BBL still won’t
pass the second deadline – Chiz
By Office of Senator Chiz
June 2, 2015
PASAY CITY – Senator
Chiz Escudero said the approval of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is
set to miss its deadline, yet again, as the Senate leadership looks at
October to pass the measure.
“Di pa din ba sila nadala?”
Escudero said of the deadlines given to the BBL approval, the first of
which was in June.
Escudero pointed out that
the supposed October deadline, as mentioned by Senate President
Franklin Drilon, may still not be enough time to scrutinize and
identify the necessary revisions and adjustments needed by the BBL.
“I honestly don’t know if a
deadline is doable; we also have to factor in the bicameral approval.
Again I am not a believer in deadlines when it comes to a very
important piece of legislation.”
The senator said he has
questions with the procedures adopted by the House in proposing the
amendments in the BBL. “These are questions which have to do with the
ones not provided for under the Constitution.”
“Basta ang importante, tama
at maayos na BBL na tatalima sa Saligang-Batas ang maipasa. Imbes na
BBL na minadali lamang,” Escudero added, saying the legislation should
not compromise the accuracy and constitutionality of the law just to
rush its enactment.