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‘Uswag’ hospital bill up for approval next week – Baronda

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House Bill No. 10464, a measure that seeks to establish the Iloilo City Hospital, is on its way for approval by the House of Representatives on December 13, Rep. Julienne Baronda said.

Mayor Jerry Treñas earlier criticized AAMBIS-OWA Partylist Rep. Sharon Garin for allegedly blocking the bill’s approval on third and final reading.

Garin, however, clarified that she only opposed the use of the word “Uswag” in the hospital’s name. (https://bit.ly/3y8bcQJ)

Baronda said she had a “closed-door meeting” with Garin at the office of House Speaker Lord Allan Jay Velasco to “address whatever was lacking” in passing HBN 10464.

“We are looking forward that it would be up for nominal voting on the House floor. It’s been calendared for business, so hopefully we can tackle it any time,” she added.

As to the row between Treñas and Garin, the congressman said both sides have already communicated Tuesday afternoon.

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