“While the proposed measure will not pass in this Congress, it has gained new allies and champions,” Hontiveros said in a statement issued on Tuesday. “The concept has also become more mainstream. The tide is definitely turning. I am confident that when we refile the measure in the 18th Congress, it will finally pass.”
Hontiveros said the House of Representatives approved the bill in 2017. But the Senate version experienced delays during the period of interpellation.
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