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Duterte backs expansion of Bangsamoro region: Kung palakihan ninyo, e di palakihan!

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte supports the expansion of the newly established Bangsamoro region.

Duterte made the remark at the 121st Independence Day celebration delivered in Lanao del Sur Wednesday.

“Basta tayo magkapatid at ang inyong BOL (Bangsamoro Organic Law) kung palakihan pa ninyo yan, e di palakihan ninyo,” said the President.

The BOL creates Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, replacing the current Autonomous Region in Muslim and giving Filipino Muslims autonomy in the southern Philippines.

In his speech, Duterte also reached out to Moro National Liberation Front founding chair Nur Misuari to help the government bring peace in Mindanao.

“If Misuari is willing, I’ll give it to him para maabot natin ang kapayapaan,” according to him.

Misuari has threatened to go to war if the proposed shift to a federal system does not push through.

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