The Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) was ratified by Senate and House of Representatives recently.
BOL is expected to be signed soon by President Rodrigo Duterte to pave the way for the creation of an autonomous region in Mindanao, home to minority Muslims fighting for self-determination in the predominantly Roman Catholic Philippines.
The BOL, now officially called the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (OLBARMM), is the result of decades-long peace negotiations between the rebel groups in Mindanao, mainly the MILF, and the Philippine Government.
The OLBARMM abolishes the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), established in 1989 through Republic Act No. 6734 and strengthened in 2001 through Republic Act No. 9054. Officials have earlier called the ARMM a failure, marred by corruption and mismanagement.
The new proposed law then creates the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), or simply the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region.
Click the link below to read the full text of ratified BOL:
BOL FINAL BICAM REPORT 7-23-2018
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