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House opens, ends plenary session

 

The House of Representatives opened and closed its plenary session on Tuesday in less than 5 minutes for lack of quorum.

Right after the invocation, Deputy Majority Leade r Rep. Wilter Palma moved to adjourn the session because many legislators were on official travel and events outside the premises of the House.

A quorum should consist of 50 percent plus 1 or 152 members out of the 302 lawmakers.
The swift adjournment dismayed Buhay party-list Rep. Jose “Lito” Atienza, who had prepared for the inquiry on the renewal of the franchise of ABS-CBN.

 

“Eleven resolutions [bills] have been filed, no action whatsoever, not even a schedule,” Atienza told reporters.

He said the ABS-CBN issue could have been the reason behind the early adjournment.

“Ano pa ang suspetsa ko? Eh, kahapon nagka-gulo-gulo kami rito (What else could I suspect? We had trouble here yesterday),” Atienza said.

During the plenary session on Monday, Atienza urged the House leadership to tackle the issue immediately.

“The rule of law must be upheld at all times. That’s what we are here for and that’s our sworn duty, Mr. Speaker,” he said, addressing Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano.

 

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