10 months Senate OKs Magna Carta for the Poor, senior citizens’ commission MB
By Vanne Elaine Terrazola The Senate has approved on third and final reading Senate Bill No. 2121 or the proposed Magna Carta for the Poor seeking to champion the cause of the poor and marginalized Filipinos as well as a bill creating an agency that would cater to the needs of senior citizens. (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) Senate Bill No. 2159 which would create the National Commission of Senior Citizens (NCSC) was passed in the Senate with 12 votes, and no opposition or abstention. The bill is a consolidation of Senate Bill Nos. 674, 1881 and 2099 filed by Senator ... more