GIVE PEACE AND MORAL GOVERNANCE A CHANCE!
“A petition humbly requesting president Rodrigo Roa Duterte to certify as urgent senate bills 2019/2025 and house bills 8116/8117/8161/8277 that seek to amend section 13 article XVI of Republic act 11054, otherwise known as the Bangsamoro Organic Law, for the extension of the transition period and setting the first regular election of the Bangsamoro government to may 2025.”
February 10, 2021
His Excellency Rodrigo Roa Duterte
Republic of the Philippines
Dear Mr. President:
In support of your administration’s strong commitment to leave a lasting legacy for peace and inclusive development in the Bangsamoro and all over Mindanao, we humbly request you to CERTIFY AS URGENT the pending bills in the House of Representatives and Senate which seek to extend the Bangsamoro transition period for another three years and consequently postpone the holding of the first regular election of the Parliament from May 2022 to May 2025.
Considering the very limited session days remaining in Congress before it adjourns sine die on June 4, 2021, there is a need to certify the pending bills calling for the extension of the transition period so that it can be given more prominence and a sense of urgency given the equally important and competing concerns of Congress.
Two years in transition, we commend the significant accomplishments of the national government and the Bangsamoro Transition Authority to implement the peace agreement and deliver the priority tasks during the transition period like the establishment of a professional bureaucracy, a fully operational Parliament, the passage of priority legislation and the gradual turnover of powers of the national government to the BARMM. Equally significant is the exemplary performance of the BARMM in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and proving itself as a dependable partner of the national government in the protecting and ensuring the safety, well-being, and public health of our people.
We believe that the BTA and national government will be able to accomplish more and uplift the quality of life of the people on a massive scale if they will be given additional time to implement the remaining tasks especially on the much needed institutional reforms and the normalization process for the thousands of MILF combatants who seek to return to peaceful and progressive civilian lives.
We appeal to you, Mr. President, to certify the extension bill as urgent and allow the transition period to succeed in the larger context of the peace process.
DAGHAN KAAYONG SALAMAT.
We hereby affix our complete names and signatures to signify our strong support to this Petition.
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