5 months House urges Senate to pass bill creating the coconut industry fund MB
By Charissa Luci-Atienza Lawmakers urged Wednesday the Senate to immediately act on the bill seeking the creation of a coconut levy fund that would benefit 3.5 million coconut farmers. Minority Leader Danilo Suarez and COOP-NATCCO partylist Rep. Antony Bravo called on the senators to give due attention to the coco levy fund bill, which was already passed by the House of Representatives on third and final reading. In February, President Rodrigo Duterte vetoed the bill. “Sana maipasa sa Senate in the remaining session days (I hope the bill will hurdle the Senate in the remaining session days),” Suarez told reporters in ... more