MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has approved the petition of 20 local government units (LGUs) to join plebiscite that will ratify the Bangsamoro Basic Law.
Comelec said that the LGUs have submitted the required documents.
Twenty-four (24) applications were not approved by the poll body due to insufficient documents and non-observance of guidelines for the plebiscite.
“Iyong una itatanong natin kung ratified ba itong BOL, kapag na-rectify iyan, ang epekto niyan magkakaroon ng Bangsamoro Autonomous Region and then second, elections sa February. Ang itatanong sang-ayon ba kayo na itong lugar na ito ay isasali sa Bagnsamoro Autonomous Region,” said Comelec Spokesperson Director James Jimenez.
The plebiscite for Bangsamoro Basic Law is set this month. — Aiko Miguel | UNTV News & Rescue