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TRANSCRIPT OF POST-EVENT PRESS BRIEFING AIPA 38th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Pasay Room A & B, Makati Shangi-La September 19, 2017, 5PM

PANELISTS:

1. DeputySpeakerLimBiowChuan(Singapore) 2. AIPASecretaryGeneralIsraSunthornvyut
3. DeputySpeakerRaneoAbu
4. DeputySpeakerFerdinandL.Hernandez

5. Rep.DakilaS.Cua
6. Rep.ArthurDefensorJr.

 

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Opposition Congressman Albay rep. Edcel Lagman says the Small Committee tasked to accept individual amendments of congressmen to the proposed 2018 national budget is empowered to restore the budget of the Commission on Human Rights. In a press conference Lagman said, “well that has been the tradition it has never been questionned because if you allow amendments from the floor to the GAb it will take so long and so much time  a long time ago it h as been formulated as a policy that after the GAB has been approved on 2nd reading a small committee is createdthe small committee is given the plenary the power to effect amendments as proposed by members of the House or on its own” Continue reading

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Opposition Congressman, Albay rep. edcel Lagman slams House Majority Leader rodolfo Farinas for an “apparent off-the-cuff invocation of constitutional immunity from arrest for offenses punishable with imprisonment of not more than six years” as being “uncalled for.” Continue reading