‘Wag pigilan pagpunta! Bernadette Herrera-Dy calls for full access to Batasang Pambansa for special session

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BH party-list Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy is calling on the leadership of the House of Representatives to allow all lawmakers to be at the session hall for the special session this week.

Herrera-Dy, secretary general of the Party-list Coalition Foundation Inc. (PCFI), said lawmakers should not be barred from participating in the special sessions despite the threat of COVID-19.

“Every House Member should be able to enter the Batasang Pambansa Complex, the House of the People, without the need to ask for permission from anyone,” she said in a statement.

“The 25-Member capacity limit in the session hall should already be lifted to allow House Members to physically attend session. Yamang yun ngang mga pampublikong lugar ay pinapayagan na ang mas malaking kapasidad para sa mas maraming tao,” Herrera-Dy added.

President Rodrigo Duterte called on Congress to hold a special session from October 13 to 16 to ensure the timely passage of the proposed P4.5-trillion national budget for 2021.