SENATOR Panfilo “Ping” Lacson scored anew members of the House of Representatives for turning their back on their own bill proposing the abolition of the Road Board.
Lacson questioned the motives of the congressmen after they set aside their proposed bill that was adopted by the Senate. The House did not make any move to have it ratified via bicameral conference meeting.
The senator called out the congressmen for treating like “garbage” their own proposed law.
He compared fate of the Road Board measure to what happened to the proposed 2019 national budget which stayed too long with the House because of alleged insertions.
“As what they did to the 2019 national budget which, in spite of being passed on second reading last October 3, they still managed to maneuver to amend certain provisions and pass another version without first seeking plenary consideration and approval. They throw their own rules out of the window like throwing garbage that they have no use (for),” Lacson stressed.
Without a bicam conference, the Senate adopted the House version of the bill abolishing the Road Board and is now awaiting the signature of the House Speaker.
Lacson said that the Senate agreed to abolishing the Road Board because of the corruption emanating from it which President Rodrigo Duterte earlier denounced in a statement.