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Senators file nearly 800 bills in 1 month

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Almost 800 legislative measures have clogged the Senate bills and index service upon the start of the First Regular Session of the 18th Congress last July 1.

As of Thursday, July 25, a total of 783 bills were filed and numbered, and some resolutions seeking an investigation on several issues.

“The 17th Congress is one of the most well accepted and trusted by the people. Hopefully, the 18th Congress would be able to do better,” said Senate President Tito Sotto.

“We expect more healthy debates and we expect that there will be better legislation or necessary legislation that would be passed,” he added.

Majority of the bills were re-filed measures that either did not pass committee approval or did not hurdle second or third reading during the 17th Congress. Others were passed on final reading but failed to get through the bicameral conference committee.

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