Are you in favor of the Reproductive Health Bill (RH Bill) ? (Here is the text of the RH Bill)
President Aquino asked the 180 House representatives present in today’s caucus to move RH Bill forward. Both pro, anti RH Bill agreed to end debates today. After a period of initial objections from Rep. Bagatsing, Rep Mandanas, Rep Rodriguez and Rep Magasaysay , Rep Biazon moved the motion. He asks ” WHo should we listen? He says let us listen to the people. 82% want the #RHBill.” The motion to terminate debate was then approved. More AYES were heard.
With 231 legislators present on August 6 at 6:06 pm, the ayes have it!
House voted to end RH Bill debates and now sets the stage for period of amendments. Check this infographic to see how a law is made.
Here is a chronology of events that happened earlier today: