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Abogados ask SC to declare Bangsamoro law unconstitutional

Another petition has been filed before the Supreme Court (SC) which questioned the legality of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL).

The petition was filed by the Philippine Constitution Association (Philconsa) which claims that BOL is not allowed under the Constitution.

Under the BOL, the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region will replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) as a result of a 2014 peace deal with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Two plebiscites are set to take place concerning the ratification of the BOL on January 21, 2019 and on February 6, 2019.

However, the Philconsa explained BOL violates Section 18 and 19 of Article X of the 1987 Constitution which authorized the enactment of only one organic act for Muslim Mindanao.

“Only an amendment to the Constitution will allow the creation of a new autonomous region,” read the petition.

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