What Happened: The Philippine House of Representatives approved the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) on July 24, The Philippine Star reported.
Why It Matters: The BOL is the legislative underpinning of the Bangsamoro region in Mindano, and is key to fulfilling the terms of the 2014 peace deal with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
Background: In January 2014, the Philippine government reached a peace agreement with the MILF, which was waging an armed insurgency against the central government.
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