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July 26, 2016 / emmanintheworld



REP. DURANO. Mr. Speaker, I move that we adjourn the session until May 23, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. I so move, Mr. Speaker.

REP.COLMENARES. Mr. Speaker, kanina pa po naghihintay ang mga tao dito, Mr. Speaker. THE DEPUTY SPEAKER (Rep. Padilla). There is a motion to adjourn the session. Is there any objection? (Silence)

REP.COLMENARES. Kanina pa naghihintay ang mga tao dito for this historic moment to override, Mr. Speaker. Dapat tindigan po natin, Mr. Speaker, ang historic na override ng veto ni President Aquino, Mr. Speaker, sa SSS.

THE DEPUTY SPEAKER (Rep. Padilla). There being none; the session is adjourned until May 23, 2016, at four o’clock in the afternoon.

It was 7:40 p.m.


The exchange above happened last February 23, 2016 and was the last day of the 16th Congress. This shows how the leadership in the Lower House shut down the efforts by Rep. Colmenares to have the SSS veto be overridden by a vote.

They shouldn’t have been allowed to ignore Colmenares’ objection to the adjournment. This is not how democracy works!

Note: This came from the Congressional Record here. There’s also a speech by Rep. Turabin-Hataman about the Bangsamoro Basic Law in the same file.


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