THE Jan. 21 plebiscite needed to ratify the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) “can proceed” in the absence of a Supreme Court order blocking the law’s implementation for the time being.
Court Administrator and spokesman Jose Midas Marquez announced on Tuesday that the justices only resolved to require the executive and Congress to comment on the petitions assailing the landmark law within 10 days.
“The Comelec has scheduled the plebiscite on the 21st. Since there is no TRO (temporary restraining order) as of the moment, then that plebiscite should proceed or can proceed,” Marquez told reporters in a briefing.
The two petitions against the BOL – one by the province of Sulu and the other by the Philippine Constitution Association – have been consolidated, Marquez said. (GMA News)