Bangsamoro Assembly participants start arriving in Maguindanao

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 26 2017 01:39 PM | Updated as of Nov 26 2017 10:58 PM

MANILA - Moro groups from all over Mindanao began to arrive in Maguindanao province Sunday ahead of the Bangsamoro Assembly on Monday, which was organized in support of the Bangsamoro Basic Law.

The assembly, which will be held at the Old Capitol of Maguindanao aims to inform people about the status of the BBL, which seeks to establish a new autonomous government for the Bangsamoro.

The event was spearheaded by the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC), the Office of the President, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF).

Members of the MILF were deployed to beef up road security alongside soldiers and policemen manning checkpoints, said BTC chairman and MILF First Vice Chairman Ghazali Jaafar.

Sultan Kudarat Mayor Datu Tucao Mastura and MNLF Chairman Muslimin Sema are set attend the event, Jaafar said.

Authorities said they have not monitored any security threat to the event. - Report from Lore Mae Andong, ABS-CBN News