House scheduled session for Friday cancelled, resumes Monday

By Sammy F. Martin

MANILA, June 4 (PNA) — The House of Representatives on Thursday suspended continuance of its deliberation on Bangsa Moro Basic Law (BBL) scheduled for Friday for fear of lack of quorum.

Misamis Occidental Rep. Henry Oaminal, one of the vice chairmen of the 75-man House Ad Hoc committee on BBL, admitted that they were having a hard time to form a quorum because most of the solons in the provinces went home to meet their constituents.

“They (congressmen) have decided to go home for they have their different reasons that is why we are having a difficult time to form a quorum,” Oaminal told House reporters in a chance interview while waiting for their colleagues to form a quorum during Thursday’s session.

The House leadership extended the session until Friday to give way for the long queue of solons who wanted to asked questions to the sponsor of the BBL. There were 30 solons who have listed to question the sponsor.

He said that they have decided to suspend the scheduled session tomorrow (Friday) because some of their colleagues who are present today begged not to attend the session.

Oaminal was the one sponsoring BBL on the floor being deliberated by Zamboanga City Rep. Celso Lobregat last night (Wednesday) when they decided to suspend the session for lack of quorum after it was questioned by BUHAY Party-list Rep. Lito Atienza.

House deliberation on BBL will resume Monday next week. (PNA)