Malacanang says MNLF will be part of Transition Commission that will draft Bangsamoro Law

November 5, 2012 11:23 pm 

MANILA, Nov. 5 — The Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) will be part of the 15-member Transition Commission that will draft the Bangsamoro Basic Law, a Palace official said on Monday.

"From what I understand, there is a seat that is reserved for the MNLF," Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said during the regular press briefing in Malacanang.

President Benigno S. Aquino III is set to issue an executive order (EO) creating the Transition Commission following the historic signing of the Framework Agreement between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front last October, Valte said.

"My understanding is that the EO will be released as well as the succeeding appointments to that. But I’m pretty sure that the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process can give you a better hand on where the process stands as of the moment. They may have names already. My understanding is that the MILF will also be giving the names to be part of the Transition Commission," Valte said when asked about the composition of the commission.

Valte said the government and the MILF negotiators are set to meet again in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia this November in efforts to finish the annexes of the recently signed Framework Agreement.

The GPH-MILF Framework Agreement serves as a roadmap for the creation of a Bangsamoro entity that will replace the current Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and lays down the groundwork to achieve lasting and genuine peace in Mindanao. (PNA)

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