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Congress rushes to pass bills

After 44 days in session over more than 4 months, Congress now has days to pass urgent reform measures and bills.  House Speaker Belmonte says although sessions are scheduled to end on Wednesday, legislators will work overtime up to Friday if needed.  He says the sin tax is a priority.  The Senate says it will work until Thursday.  Two bills amending the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA) are pending and need to be passed before an international deadline of June 21 or the Philippines may be blacklisted.

 

Read more about House priorities here  and Senate priorities here  – all on Rappler.