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Marine protection bill pushed

Sen. Cynthia A. Villar has vowed to pursue legislation aimed at balancing the Philippine’s need to increase marine life production and the need to sustain biodiversity of the country’s marine waters in the 17th Congress.

Bacolod City Rep. Evelio R. Leonardia has expressed hope that his colleagues in the 17th Congress would prioritize the passage of House Bill 6500 seeking to penalize male prostitution.

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More senators yesterday backed the various calls for an intensive debate on the proposals for the reimposition of the death penalty which the Senate is expected to take up immediately upon the opening of the 17th Congress.

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A day after the Senate adjourned and concluded its sessions for the 16th Congress, outgoing senators have started moving out of their offices to pave way for the incoming neophyte and returning senators who will take over in the 17th Congress.

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Allowing a person without a driver’s license to drive your vehicle is a dangerous gesture and thus must be prohibited by law, a Quezon City lawmaker said.

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Ten members of the Liberal Party – including key faces – have made the switch to the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan chaired by incoming president Rodrigo R. Duterte a few weeks before the start of the 17th Congress.

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