Senate OKs new Road Board abolition bill
MANILA, Philippines – Within just three minutes, the Senate unanimously adopted on Tuesday a new version of a bill that will abolish the graft-tainted Road Board.
The new version of House Bill No. 7436 was approved by the House of Representatives on third and final reading and was later transmitted to the Senate.
After informing the Senate that it received the bill from the House, Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri moved to reconsider the upper chamber’s earlier approval of the previous version of the measure.
On September 12, 2018, the Senate adopted the first version of the bill approved by the House.
But the House later recalled its approval.
When no senator objected to his motion, Zubiri proceeded with a new motion, this time, for the adoption of the new version of HB 7436.
No senators also objected to Zubiri’s second motion.
With the Senate’s adoption of the new bill, there is no longer need for the two chambers to meet in the bicameral conference committee.
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