Speaker cites bills up for passage before break ninyo hindi lang dito sa Pilipinas kundi pati na sa ibang bansa,” Mr. Alvarez said. (Do not worry because I told the committee that handles the bills to expedite this as the committee hearings here and abroa
HOUSE SPEAKER Pantaleon D. Alvarez said the House of Representatives aims to pass the bills on Dissolution of Marriage and on Civil Partnership, as well as the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) before it goes on its sevenweek congressional break in March.
In a press briefing on Wednesday, Feb. 14, Mr. Alvarez cited social media messages supporting the passage of the Dissolution of Marriage bill.
“Kaya dito sa akin, tapusin ko na iyan (Dissolution of Marriage), tapusin ko na ’yung Civil Union, tapusin ko na rin ’yung BBL para bago naman kami mag- break, may ma-i- report tayo sa taong bayan na iyan ha, ang dami naming ginawa,” Mr. Alvarez said. (For me, I’ll finish that Dissolution of Marriage, the Civil Union, the BBL, so that before we go on a break, it can be reported to the people that we have accomplished much.)
The Dissolution of Marriage bill seeks easier access to legal processes to terminate marriages based on irreconcilable differences or severe unhappiness of the couple.
The bill is currently being deliberated by the House committee on population and family relations chaired by Laguna Representative Sol Aragones. The committee recently organized a technical working group (TWG), headed by Albay Representative Edcel C. Lagman, to consolidate House Bills (HBs) 116, 1062, 2380, and 6027.
“Huwag po kayong mag-alala at ’yun pong committee na may hawak niyan ay sabi ko, bilis-bilisan niyo na iyan, ang haba na rin ng mga committee hearings na ginawa