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House approves 45 bills on third reading

The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading 45 bills as the chamber’s leadership moved to act on at least 10 more bills of national application that have been included in the list of legislative priorities this month.

Nine of those approved on Tuesday are bills of national significance, including the proposal to provide free Wi-Fi Internet access in public areas which is included in the legislative priorities identified by leaders of the House and Senate.

Also passed by the 210 House members present was House Nill 5241 which provides for the declaration of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary as a special non-working holiday.

Authored by Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas, HB 5241 sets December 8 of every year a special non-working holiday to allow at least 10 million Filipino Catholics to celebrate the feast of the country’s patroness, St. Mary.
(Ben R. Rosario)

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