BOL gets Comelec funding


THE budget for the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) plebiscite will be coming from the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) own allocation, according to its chairman Sheriff Abas on Tuesday.

This after the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) cited the fund sourcing of the required P857 million will be coming from Comelec funds.

“We already have budget for that,” said Abas, referring to the Jan. 21, 2019 plebiscite, which is needed to ratify the BOL which will implement a 2014 peace agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, creating new autonomous region and government in Muslim Mindanao.

Abas said results of the plebiscite would likely be known within a week.