The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported:
While offering no guarantee of its passage, Belmonte said he would like to see the bill reach third reading and voted on by members of the chamber, unlike in the past congresses when it only reached the level of plenary debates.
With the snowballing support for the bill, Belmonte said he might even ask the President to certify it as an urgent measure.
“I think it’s okay for us to request him to certify that. At any rate he’s already bitten the bullet on it,” he said.
At least six bills seeking a law on comprehensive reproductive health are pending in the House.