Senate votes 13-7, postpones ARMM poll

After two days of heated debates, the Senate finally approved on third and final reading last night a bill postponing the Aug. 8 election in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

With 13 votes in favor of the bill and only seven against it, Senate Bill No. 2756 will now be transmitted to the House of Representatives for their perusal to see if the version is acceptable to them.

Sen. Franklin Drilon, principal author and sponsor of the bill, told The STAR that he expects the bill to be enrolled and sent to President Aquino for signing within the week.

Drilon noted that there were some differences between the approved versions of the Senate and the House but said these were not that substantial.

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