Senate passes the Mental Health Bill on third and final reading

The Senate of the Philippines passed on Tuesday in third and final reading, the historic Philippine Mental Health Law.

The bill seeks to integrate mental health services and programs for the public and mandate concerned government agencies to put up basic mental health services at the community level.

Also, the upper chamber approved the proposal to update the penalties under the 87-year old Revised Penal Code.

According to Senate President Koko Pimentel, they are expecting to pass fourteen to fifteen bills in the current session.

There are, however, some controversial bills that might face heated debates in the plenary; one of which is the Death Penalty Reimposition Bill.

“Death Penalty, close fight, i can’t count the 13 said by Senator Drilon,” SP Pimentel said. — UNTV News & Rescue

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