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    Pass anti-political dynasty bill – Phl senator

     
    PHILIPPINE Senate President Franklin Drilon on Wednesday urged his colleagues to give the controversial anti-political dynasty bill a chance.
    Drilon, who is supporting for the passage of anti-dynasty bill, also urged his colleagues in both chambers "to allow a constructive debate over the proposed measure."
    "It's time to end the long wait. I encourage our colleagues to give the bill a chance. Let us provide an avenue that will allow for a constructive debate on this very important issue which would bring positive changes in our political system," stressed Drilon.
    The Senate leader made the statement following the hearing held by the Senate Committee on Electoral Reforms and People's Participation, which took place a week after the House version of the anti-political dynasty bill was sponsored before the plenary - the first time in 27 years.
    Drilon said he believes that the passage of the anti-political dynasty law is a tool to reform the current political system in the country.
    "I believe the anti-political dynasty law will significantly change the political system in the country. We have already done it with the pork barrel. The Senate heard and acted on the people's clamor to abolish the pork barrel and we shall do it again," Drilon said.
    He added: Personally, I am supporting the anti-political dynasty bill. I have no family members - not a mother, father or a sibling in Philippine politics, not even in the barangay level."
    Drilon emphasized that in dealing with the anti-dynasty bill, the Filipino people can be assured that we shall seek out their will, their choice regarding this matter.
    "Given the administration's reformist stance, we enjoy a supportive political climate, so every opportunity that has been unavailable in previous years is now us lawmakers to act on," Drilon concluded.

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