Lawmakers, senators hold pre-bicam meeting

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MANILA, Philippines — Despite opposition, the Senate and the House of Representatives held an informal pre-bicameral conference committee on Tuesday on the controversial Reproductive Health bill.

Only Senator Pia Cayetano was present from the Senate panel at the start of the meeting.

She was later joined by her brother, Minority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano, and Senator Franklin Drilon, who  also left  a few minutes after.

The Senate contingent is composed of the two Cayetanos, Senators Panfilo “Ping” Lacson, Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, Teofisto Guingona III, Ferdinand “Bong-Bong” Marcos Jr. Ralph Recto, Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, and Majority Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto III.

Pimentel and Sotto were the only members of the panel who voted against the bill.

The Senate composition though has yet to be formally read before the plenary.

Ten members of the House contingent including Albay Representative Edcel Lagman and Paranaque Representative Roilo Golez were present at the pre-bicameral meeting.

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  • pej1972

    Go Senators and Congressmen.! Its refreshing to see that taxes are working, that you sit down and get the real work done!!

  • boomvilla

    saan po ba makakakuha ng libreng condom? one dozen lang po muna. isang linggong supply. tenks po.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

      SA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH MERON ISAMA MO SI SATANAS CARNIVAL TAGLE!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FFVPH2R22XWJ3Z6QOP3WBA6KA4 EC

    I don’t understand why some legislators who voted against the bill should be in the committee. They do not have any input in the bill that they should protect against amendment. They would only be nuisance.

    • pej1972

      It is how the system works, to ensure that the amendments will maintain its original form. After 14 years, finally, it reaches the delivery stage. Lets have patience for it is just a matter of hours, and RH Bill will breathe on its own.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FQQPZLNOMD2EBFTHSWOP6QGZWY Marshall

    Sotto ,,Junggoy..Enrile…DAPAT NG ITAPON SA BASURAHAN ITONG MGA BASURANG ITO…..

  • $25214711

    Sasali na naman sa bicam si sotto. Talagang ayaw tumangap ng pagkatalo. Napaka sama ng ugali dun pa sa bicam comm mangungulit. Magagaya na naman yan sa cyber crime.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    PATAY NA NAMAN TAYO JAN SI TITO SOTTO SUGO NI SATANAS CARNIVAL TAGLE!! 

  • disqusted0fu

    you can see who are really scared to lose their pork barrels and government projects!!!

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