Palace defends Aquino on non-passage of priority bills
Rosette Adel (Philstar.com) - February 3, 2016 - 7:29pm

MANILA, Philippines – The Malacañang on Wednesday reacted on the non-passage of priority bills and said that President Benigno Aquino III’s administration has done its part in pushing for its enactment.

Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said the Aquino administration made efforts to push for the enactment of the priority bills which include the Freedom of Information (FOI) and anti-dynasty bills.

“As representatives of national and local constituencies, our legislators’ actions are based on their appreciation of their constituents’ sentiments,” Coloma said.

Coloma added that the government already affirmed its support for the principles of FOI and the need for a law which regulates political dynasties.

The Palace official expressed hopes that voters will consider the priority bills in choosing candidates for the May polls.

“We trust that our people will reflect their support for these principles when they cast their votes in the next elections,” Coloma said.

The House of Representatives is scheduled take a break on February 5 and has yet to pass the FOI and anti-dynasty bills.

ACIRC AQUINO ATILDE BILLS COLOMA COMMUNICATIONS SECRETARY HERMINIO COLOMA JR. FOI FREEDOM OF INFORMATION HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES MALACA PRESIDENT BENIGNO AQUINO
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