House to start period of amendments on RH billBy Karen Boncocan
MANILA, Philippines – After hurdling the period of debates, the controversial Reproductive Health bill will now face another challenge when the House of Representatives enters the period of amendments this Tuesday.
Kabataan Partylist Representative Raymond Palatino said that lawmakers were informed that amendments to House Bill 4244 will be taken up at the plenary. The session will start at 4:00 p.m.
In the period of amendments, lawmakers may propose amendments to certain provisions of the bill.
House majority leader Neptali Gonzales II said panels for pro and anti-RH bill lawmakers will be created to iron out issues with the proposed measure.
After the period of amendments, the lawmakers will then vote on the bill on second and third readings.
Albay Representative Edcel Lagman, the proponent of the bill, said he will attend the session to witness the deliberation even he was mourning the loss of his mother , Cecilia, who passed away Monday.
“I will be in Congress this afternoon. I will be present during the period of amendments,”
Lagman said in a text message to reporters.