House ratifies tax reform bill

Vivienne Gulla, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 13 2017 10:46 PM

The House of Representatives on Wednesday ratified the Tax Reform For Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill, despite an objection from a lawmaker for supposed lack of quorum.

ACT Teachers Partylist Rep. Antonio Tinio on Wednesday tried to object to the ratification, saying the number of House members present on the floor was not enough to constitute a simple majority.

But the presiding officer proceeded to ratify the bill.

“Sagasa talaga. May quorum ba dito? Wala pa yatang sampung tao yung nasa floor. Hindi ito ordinaryong batas,” Tinio said.

“Malinaw na walan tao dito. Paano nila maratify yan ng walang quorum. Kami kung matalo sa botohan, matalo sa botohan,” Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate added.