The more, the merrier! Senate will have 1 additional committee, 26 new seats
Senator Migz Zubiri has filed a resolution expanding the number of committees and seats in the 18th Congress.
The chair of the committee on rules filed resolution 52 which would increase the number of committees from 40 to 41 by dividing the education committee into two – Basic Education, Arts, Culture chaired by Senator Win Gatchalian ; and Higher, Technical and Vocational Education by Senator Joel Villanueva.
Zubiri also proposed the the addition of 26 new seats (including 15 in the newly-created education committee) in the following committees:
1) Finance – plus 3 to 20
2) Public Services – plus 2 to 11
3) Public Information and Mass Media – plus 2 to 11
4) Tourism – plus 4 to 11