Bangsamoro (political entity)
|Proposed Political entity|
Political map of Bangsamoro
|Projected establishment||before 2016|
|• Type||Parliamentary system|
|• Wāli||To be selected (2016)|
|• Chief Minister||To be selected (2016)|
|• Deputy Chief Minister||To be selected (2016)|
|• Legislature||Bangsamoro Assembly|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
Bangsamoro is a proposed autonomous political entity within the Philippines. The proposal is part of the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro, a preliminary peace agreement signed between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the government.
The new entity is intended to supersede the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), which President Benigno Aquino III described as a "failed experiment". This new political entity seeks to bring closure to the 15-year peace process between the Philippine government and the Moro people in the Mindanao.
On October 15, 2012, the historic preliminary agreement was signed by Government's chief negotiator Marvic Leonen, MILF Peace Panel Chair Mohagher Iqbal (nom de guerre), and Malaysian facilitator Tengku Dato’ Ab Ghafar Tengku Mohamed along with President Aquino, Prime Minister Najib Razak of Malaysia, Chairman Al-Hajj Murad Ebrahim of the MILF, and Secretary-General Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation at the Malacañang Palace in Manila. This document outlines general agreements on major issues, including the extent of power, revenues and territory granted for the new Muslim autonomous region.
The Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro was signed at Malacañang in March 27, 2014 as witnessed by leaders and members of MILF and the Philippine government, as well as by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, whose country served as the third-party negotiator in the peace talks.
Possible delay on the BBL
On January 25, 2015, 44 members of the Special Action Force were killed after the killing of Malaysian terrorist Zulkifli Abdhir aka Marwan, by allegedly the MILF and BIFF. Sen. Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., Chairman of the Committee on Local Government in the Senate suspend the hearings on the BBL due to the bloody encounter, while Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano and JV Ejercito withdrew as an author in the BBL bill.
Dozens have been killed in the fighting, including 44 police commandos, 17 MILF rebels and three civilians. 
|Body||Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao||Bangsamoro||Philippines (Central Government only)|
|Constitutional Document||Organic Act||Bangsamoro Basic Law||Constitution of the Philippines|
|Head of State / Territory||Regional Governor of ARMM||Wāli||President of the Philippines|
|Head of Government||Regional Governor||Chief Minister|
|Executive||ARMM Executive Department||Bangsamoro Executive Department||Executive Department|
|Legislative||Regional Legislative Assembly||Bangsamoro Assembly||Bicameral: Senate and Congress|
|Judiciary||None (under Philippine government)||To be determined (Planned)||Supreme Court|
|None (under Philippine government)||Planned (before 2016)||Department of Justice|
|Police Force(s)||Philippine National Police;
under the Central Government
|Philippine National Police|
|Military||Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP);
under the Central Government
|Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)|
|Currency||Philippine peso||Philippine peso|
|Official Language(s)||Filipino and English||Filipino and English|
|Foreign relations||None||full rights|
|Shariah law||Yes, for Muslims only||None, secular law|
- Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro
- Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro
- Peace process with the Bangsamoro in the Philippines
- "Gov’t, MILF Agree to Create Bangsamoro to Replace ARMM". October 15, 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-15.
- "‘Who is he?’ Senate panel to press Iqbal on real name". April 10, 2015. Retrieved 2015-04-10.
- Framework Agreement of the Bangsamoro. Government of the Philippines. October 20, 2012.
- "Gov’t, MILF seal preliminary peace pact". October 15, 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-15.
- "Peace Deal Paves The Way For Long And Enduring Peace". October 16, 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-01.