MANILA, Philippines – The Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading six measures, including a bill that would require picture-based health warnings on tobacco products.
The six are Senate Bill No. 27 known as the “Picture Based Health Warnings Law;” Senate Bill No. 2273, or the “Act Amending Sec. 21 of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act;” Senate Bill No. 2159, or the “Act Liberalizing the Entry and Scope of Operations of Foreign Banks in the Philippines,” and Senate Bill No. 2211, or the “Act Strengthening Consumer Protection in the Purchase of Brand New Vehicles.”
The Senate also passed on third and final reading Senate Bill No. 1281, declaring August 18 as “Jesse Robredo Day,” a special working holiday commemorating the late public servant, and House Joint Resolution No. 12, declaring July 27, 2014 as a special non-working holiday “to commemorate the founding anniversary of the Iglesia Ni Cristo.”