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17 June 2008

Finally! Lito Lapid has one bill approved in the Senate since 2004!

But mind you, HE WAS ABSENT DURING THE DELIBERATIONS of his bill. O my my!

Lito Lapid has first bill approved in Senate

By Gil C. Cabacungan Jr.
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 06:16:00 06/17/2008

MANILA, Philippines—Sen. Lito Lapid has finally had a bill—the proposed Legal Assistance Act of 2008—pass in the Senate on third reading shortly before the chamber adjourned on June 11 for its regular break.

This was the first bill filed by Lapid as principal author to be approved by the Senate since the former movie actor won a seat in the chamber in 2004.

Lapid, who has been criticized for making quick exits from the session hall immediately after answering the daily 3 p.m. roll call, received rare praise from a colleague who described the bill as “smart.”

Lapid’s bill would give tax perks to private law firms that render free legal service to poor clients.

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