Duterte to support ‘constitutional’ Bangsamoro

MANILA -- President Duterte saidon Mondayhe would support the establishment of a constitutional "Bangsamoro country." "May I say to you, my brother Moros, that I commit to support," Mr. Duterte said. "And there will be no objections of the provisions, of all that is consistent with the Constitution and aspiration of the Moro people," he said in a speech during the turnover ceremonies of the new draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law in Malacaang. "I am for this. Within the context of the Republic of the Philippines, there shall be a Bangsamoro country," the President added. Mr. Duterte described the event as "a significant step forward in our quest to end centuries of hatred, ...

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