On Thursday, May 14, more than 400 participants came to attend the Senate’s Public Hearing of the Bangsamoro Basic Law presided by Senator Ferdinand “BongBong” Marcos at a local hotel in the city.
Different personalities/grouped of persons were acknowledged to present and read their position papers, statements and comments.
Among these were the City Officials, spearheaded by the chief executive Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar , Basilan Governor Jum Akbar, Private Sectors, Indigenous Peoples Council of Leaders, Civil Society Organizations such as the Bangsamoro Network for Solidarity and Accountability-Zamboanga City Chapter, and Interfaith Council of Leaders, Silsilah and the Inter-religious Solidarity for Peace (ISP) of the Peace Advocates Zamboanga (PAZ).
Also present during the forum is Sen. Allan Peter Cayetano, media from local and national networks, peoples’ organizations, CSOs, youths and academe, government agencies and many others.