By Hannah L. Torregoza
Sen. Richard J. Gordon said yesterday that the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee report on the Dengvaxia controversy has garnered 14 signatures and is now ready to undergo plenary debate.
Gordon, chairperson of the panel, said this means that the recommendations stated under the report, which includes the filing of possible graft charges against former President Benigno S. Aquino III, would be discussed in plenary and debated on.
“With 14 senators signing the committee report, I am happy that it will be discussed on the floor finally where it should be discussed,” Gordon said.
“I recognize that not all of my colleagues agree with the report, but I am willing to debate and discuss it on the floor,” he said.
Gordon said he is grateful to his colleagues who signed the report to pave the way for its discussion in plenary.
Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto earlier said majority of the 14 senators signed with reservations and rejected the recommendation to file a graft case against Aquino.
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