The nitty-gritty on the reproductive health bill:
Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago agreed yesterday with Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile that there will be no plenary debates on the bill until the opening of the second regular session of the 15th Congress in July.
Santiago, author of the Senate version of the measure, said the Senate debates on the controversial bill will most probably start in August.
“The Senate has only two weeks of session left, and even if we deliver the sponsorship speeches, we still have to adjourn sine die by June 9. In all probability, the debates will begin when session resumes after the state of the nation address by President Aquino at the end of July,” she said.
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