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MILF threat to reject ‘watered down’ BBL ‘uncalled for’, says solon

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Representative Ashley Acedillo of the Magdalo partylist group was commenting on MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal’s warning if legislators would introduce eight major amendments to the draft BBL.

Acedillo, who made the statement ahead of the expected vote by the House ad hoc committee on the BBL draft provisions later this Monday, said it wasn’t within the jurisdiction of the MILF to make such demand.

Acedillo said the MILF should understand that if it wanted to rule then it should accept the process of governance.

Acedillo added that the BBL was undergoing deliberation in Congress and it was natural that there would be changes to ensure that this was in accordance with the Constitution, acceptable to the public and enforceable by the government.

Acedillo said that if there was anything that the MILF should do now, it would be to prove its sincerity not only to the government but to the Filipino people.

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