On 14 November 2014, after public hearing in Tawi-tawi the Adhoc Committee on Bangsamoro Law of the House of Representatives conducted another public hearing in Zamboanga City. This was attended by around 20 Congressmen mostly from Mindanao. All sectors were represented and with the same vigor, they relayed their respective sentiments to the Committee.
Zamboanga City has voted twice not to be included in the ARMM. This time the local government officials led by Mayor Beng Climaco Salazar reiterated their stand not to be included in the Bangsamoro. They were assured by no less than OPPAP Usec Lorena that Zamboanga City would not be included now and in the future considering that the city is not contiguous to the Bangsamoro core territory.
- Date:Sep 2015