We're on standby for updates from the House of Representatives from Rappler's Carmela Fonbuena. Stay tuned.
It's now 447pm. No action yet here in the lower House. #RHbill
Speaker Belmonte now here at plenary #RHbill
.@misterbaks #RHbill is currently under period of amendments. If there's quorum and it is not blocked, amendments will be introduced to bill
.@misterbaks it will come to a point when they will vote to accept or reject every proposed amendment
Session is resumed. They're calling the roll now
More solons are arriving in the plenary
Accdg to deputy majority leader Rep Miro Quimbo, #RHbill is number 1 in the agenda. If there's quorum...
152 present. There's quorum
Rep Salimbangon wants to deliver privilege speech. Rep Bello is trying to block it.
Cavite Rep Boying Remulla is presiding officer. Marikina Rep Miro Quimbo is floor leader.
Quimbo announces Bello is allowing Rep Salimbangon to deliver priv speech with a reminder that he has 10 mins
With 152 of total 285 solons present, lower House meets quorum by less than 10 members. Expect quorum to be challenged again later.
Rep Benhur Salimbangon represents 4th District of Cebu
Anti-RH Paranaque Rep Roilo Golez wants to deliver priv speech. Furious ProRH Iloilo Rep Janette Garin blocking it, raises point of order
Golez wanted to discuss devastation by Habagat. Garin says House is not NDRRMC. Other govt agencies already addressing it
Session resumes. Garin appeals ruling of chair dismissing Garin's point of order. Session suspended
Garin explains appeal, reiterates House is not NDRRMC.
Garin: Ang trabaho natin gumawa ng batas.
Garin says privilege speeches are PALUSOT so House cannot tackle #RHbill
Garin: Kahapon po naging sobrang mabait kami kahit gusto nila hadlangan ang #RHbill
Garin: I admit we're not sure about our numbers. We might win. We might lose. But we owe it to the people to show our votes
Garin: Tapusin natin ito. Let us be man enough to show our vote
Rep Remulla notes how Garin failed to explain appeal. Overrules her point of order
Golez now recognized for his privilege speech
Golez now talking about Habagat devastation. 'Hindi ito Reproductive Health kung hindi 'Productive Health' which affects our people.'
Golez citing stats on evacuees
Golez still speaking when Rep Susan Yap moves for a point of order. Speech beyond 10 mins. Session suspended
Golez was moving to suspend deliberations on #RHbill when he was cut off
With the long weekend, there's only one session day next week
Again, pro-RHbill solons huddle around Lagman
Rep Sarmiento moves to adjourn. No objection. Session adjourned