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Lawmakers urged to pass K+12, RH bills

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House Speaker Sonny Belmonte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. on Monday said that lawmakers’ efforts will be doubled this third regular session as he urged his colleagues to approve the K+12 measure and to vote on the controversial Reproductive Health Bill.

He said that the RH Bill “has been discussed from every possible perspective by advocates and opponents alike not only in this Congress but in past sessions of Congress. I think it is time we finally put it to a vote. Let the chips fall where they may.”

He said that the same could be said for the Freedom of Information Bill.

According to Belmonte said, lawmakers will also prioritize proposed measures on investments and job generation, good governance, greater peace and security, and addressing rural growth and urbanization problems.

“We must redouble our efforts in this third and last session of this Congress,” he urged lawmakers.

Among the bills which he said should be supported are the complementary Anti-Trust Act which seeks to establish level playing field among firms, the amendments to the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA), the amendments to the National Electrification Administration’s Charter, the Rationalization of the Charters of the Philippine Ports Authority, MARINA, and the Civil Aeronautics Board; and the National Transport Policy Act.

Aside from the creation of a Fiscal Responsibility Act, Belmonte also saw amendments as necessary for the Government Procurement Reform Act, the Charter of the Bangko Sentral, Amendment to the National Defense and Security Act, and the Witness Protection, Security and Benefit Act.


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  • boypalaban

    eto ang ipasa ninyo mga hunghang:

    KURAKOT BILL
    PAGNANAKAW BILL
    PAGTATAGO BILL
    KERIDA BILL
    ANGAS BILL
    SIRAULO BILL
    ABUSO BILL
    KAPALMUKS BILL
    PANLALALAKE BILL
    ADIK BILL
    WARLORD BILL
    KAHAYUP-HAYUPAN BILL
    etc.

  • IsipMuna

    no need na daw ipasa yan.. matagal na yan existing … revision na lang to extend the scope

  • $17531445

    If the president really wants these bills passed, just as he did in getting Corona impeached, all he has to do is say “git” and the 188 will scramble to get their reward for doing the president’s bidding.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HAPQVQNMOOCNHB54ONDGD2KSRE esther

    DAPAT AY PAGBOTOHAN NA ANG FREEDOM OF INFORMATION BILL PARA MALAMAN NG TAO SA KONGRESO KUNG SINO ANG CONGRESSMAN NA MAY TINATAGONG YAMAN NG KABAN NG BAYAN. ANG REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH BILL AY DAPAT MAIPASA NA DAHIL ANG DAMING TAO NA KAILANGAN NG CONDOM PERO WALANG PAMBILI. KAILANGAN MACONTROL ANG POPULATION NATIN. PATI NGA MGA BISHOP SA ATIN AY HINDI MACONTROL ANG POPULATION NG ANAK NG MGA PARI, NAKIKISAWSAW PA SA REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH BILL.

  • NYPinoy

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, blah, blah, blah.  Are you the Speaker or the Blah-Blah of the House?  If you are the leader, then lead us to a vote.  All we ask is a vote.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Zahl/1670371040 Steven Zahl

    ITALY, where catolicism started, had their own Universal RH Bill approved in 1970.  The pope did not say a thing. 

    Let’s not be TRYING HARD cathoilics.

    Daming Gutom sa paligid.



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