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FORMER CJ DAVIDE PROPOSES BBL TO SERVE AS A TEST BEFORE CHARTER CHANGE



Former Chief Justice Hilario Davide Junior proposed working first on the Bangsamoro as a model state before considering the possibility of shifting to federalism.

Davide was a member of the peace council created during the term of President Benigno Aquino III and was assigned to the committee that studied the constitutional aspects of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).

He suggested its approval after removing the constitutional infirmities from the proposed law.

Furthermore, he earlier expressed his opposition to Cha-Cha saying it remained to be the “best in the world” despite its flaws.

However, President Duterte wants BBL to be passed before Congress proceeds with meetings on Charter change.