STATEMENT of IBP Lanao del Sur: Come up with a version most compliant with the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro

(Appeal of the Integrated Bar of the Phiippines-Lanao del Sur chapter to the Bicameral Conference Committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law, issued by its President, Aminoden L. Macalancap on 4 July 2018 in Marawi City)

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines-Marawi City and Lanao del Sur Chapter is and has been fully committed to support the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law. We are one with our people in praying and hoping that the best version of the BBL comes out of the chambers of the Bicameral Conference Committee.

As the official and largest lawyers’ organization in the Islamic City of Marawi and the Province of Lanao del Sur, WE specifically CALL UPON and STRONGLY ENCOURAGE the members of the Bicameral Conference Committee that in reconciling the versions of the House of Representatives and the Senate of the Philippines, they come up with a version that is most COMPLIANT with the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro or the BTC-version of the BBL.

The leadership and entire membership of the IBP-Lanao del Sur Chapter are attentively and patiently waiting for the outcome of the Bicameral Conference Committee final version of the BBL.

We hope for the best but remain patient and resilient as we actively fulfill our roles with pure intention to uphold the best interest of our people.

Your IBP-Lanao del Sur is one with you in the quest for a lasting peace in Mindanao.