From the Philippine News Agency (Dec 18): SC asked to issue TRO vs. Bangsamoro Organic Law
A petition filed before the Supreme Court (SC) is asking the tribunal to declare the Bangsamoro Oranic Law (Republic Act No. 11054) as unconstitutional and void.
In its suit received by the SC on Dec. 11, the Philipine Constitution Association (Philconsa), through counsels Rodolfo O. Reyes and Manuel M. Lazaro, urged the High Court to invalidate the fledgling law and to stop the release of funds for the legislation.
"Unless a TRO or preliminary injunction is issued, petitioner and the Filipino people will continue to suffer from a grave and irreparable damage or injury inclusive of the adverse aftermaths to the nation, warned by the MILF (Moro Islamic Liberation Front) to happen, should the government fail to succumb to the politically irresistible aspirations of the MILF," the petition said.
The suit suggests that the enactment of amendatory law to change the name Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) to Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) and the inclusion of additional territories the MILF desires is not in accordance with laws and the Constitution.