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Jinggoy: No time to reverse veto on height requirement bill

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Senator Jinggoy Estrada (MNS Photo)

Senator Jinggoy Estrada (MNS Photo)

MANILA, Apr 4 (Mabuhay) – Senator Jinggoy Estrada believes Congress no longer has time to override President Aquino’s veto of a bill removing the height requirement for people applying to the Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection, and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology.

Estrada pointed out that the 15th Congress has only two session days in June before it ends.

The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Gregorio Honasan, had said he will file a resolution calling on his fellow lawmakers to override the veto.

Doing so requires the votes of two-thirds of the members of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

“Sa Senate, I don’t think we can have two-thirds, lalo na sa House,” Estrada said on Thursday.

Because of this, the bill will have to be filed again in the 16th Congress and undergo the legislative process from square one, he added. (MNS)

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