Cathy Yamsuan and Leila Salaverria of The Philippine Daily Inquirer report that "Senator Panfilo ’Ping’ Lacson believes a majority of senators, at least 14 by his count, will vote in favor of the reproductive health (RH) Bill."
The report noted that "Lacson did not say if he was one of the 14 but he is known to have authored one of the versions of the bill that was incorporated into the one that Senators Pia Cayetano and Miriam Defensor-Santiago submitted a year ago." According to the report, Lacson added this could be why "anti-RH Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and Majority Leader Vicente Sotto are doing everything they can "so the measure would not reach the period of amendments."
The report went on to point out that "Enrile and Sotto earlier warned that proposed amendments to the RH bill could prolong discussions on the measure because many of the senators wanted to introduce individual amendments to the bill."
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