President Aquino certifies the Reproductive Health bill as urgent legislation

The House of Representatives has already approved it on second reading but President Benigno Aquino III has certified passage of the bill as urgent, saying he wants an end to the division caused by the controversial measure.

The House of Representatives has already approved it on second reading but President Benigno Aquino III has certified passage of the bill as urgent, saying he wants an end to the division caused by the controversial measure.

 

Jill Beltran of Sun.Star Online reports Aquino confirmed on Thursday night that the RH bill is now an urgent piece of legislation. "I actually certified it as urgent," he said.

 

Bills certified urgent are exempt from a Congressional rule that bills must go through three readings on three separate days.  The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the bill on third and final reading next week. Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, in a press statement, said the Senate will vote on the measure on Monday.

 

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