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117 OG NO. 45, 10653 (November 8, 2021)

[ REPUBLIC ACT NO. 11593, October 28, 2021 ]

AN ACT RESETTING THE FIRST REGULAR ELECTIONS IN THE BANGSAMORO AUTONOMOUS REGION IN MUSLIM MINDANAO, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE, SECTION 13, ARTICLE XVI OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 11054, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "ORGANIC LAW FOR THE BANGSAMORO AUTONOMOUS REGION IN MUSLIM MINDANAO"



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:

SECTION 1. Section 13, Article XVI of Republic Act No. 11054, otherwise known as the "Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao", is hereby amended to read as follows:

"SEC. 13. First Regular Election. - The first regular election for the Bangsamoro Government under this Organic Law shall be held and synchronized with the 2025 national elections. The Commission on Elections, through the Bangsamoro Electoral Office, shall promulgate rules and regulations for the conduct of the elections, enforce and administer them pursuant to national laws, this Organic Law and the Bangsamoro Electoral Code."

SEC. 2. During the extension of the transition period, the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) shall continue as the interim government in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM): provided, however, That the President may appoint the eighty (80) new interim members of the BTA who shall serve up to June 30, 2025 or until their successors shall have been elected and qualified.

SEC. 3. If any of the provisions of this Act is held unconstitutional, provisions not affected shall remain valid and binding.

SEC. 4. All laws, decrees, and all other issuances or parts thereof, which are inconsistent with this Act, are hereby repealed, amended, or modified accordingly.

SEC. 5. This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its complete publication in the Official Gazette or in at least one (1) newspaper of general circulation.

Approved,

   
   
 

(SGD.) LORD ALLAN JAY Q. VELASCO
          Speaker of the House
         of Representatives
(SGD.) VICENTE C. SOTTO III
         President of the Senate


This Act which is a consolidation of Senate Bill No. 2214 and House Bill No. 10121 was passed by the Senate of the Philippines and the House of Representatives on September 27, 2021 and September 21, 2021, respectively. 

(SGD.) MARK LLANDRO L. MENDOZA
        Secretary General
       
House of Representatives

     


(SGD.) MYRA MARIE D. VILLARICA
        Secretary of the Senate

       


     

Approved: OCT 28 2021




(SGD.) RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE
    President of the Philippines   


 


 



 



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