House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II said deliberations on House Bill (HB) 4244, or the “Responsible Parenthood, Reproductive Health and Population Development Act of 2011,” will have to drag on to next year due to the number of congressmen who want to debate on the measure.
“Don’t expect that this [the RH bill] will be passed this year. I’m just being honest,” he said at a press briefing, adding that more than 20 House members are still on the list of interpellators despite the fact that plenary debates on the bill started last March.
“We have to consider the legislative mill… Itong RH, in my experience as a floor leader, it’s not really time na pagbotohan ito,” Gonzales said.
Gonzales, however, said HB 4244 will be put to a vote by next year.
But when is it a good time to vote for this bill?