Senate is back in session today

Senate is back in session today

THE Senate resumes work on its session today.


Senate President Vicente Sotto III confirmed that he was “physically present” at the opening of the Senate session in accordance with the legislative calendar despite the threat of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).


The session is expected to discuss changes to the rules and some things that will help prevent the disease.


The Senate will first discuss the approval of Senate Resolution No. 372 aimed at amending the Senate Rules and allowing the conduct of committee hearings and plenary sessions through teleconferencing.


Before the Senate eventually opened, it introduced an additional health and security protocol.


In addition to the thermal scanner, the Senate also installed disinfectant footbaths at the building’s entrance as well as elevators.


Only allow three people and one operator inside the elevator to maintain physical distancing.


On the other hand, all senatorial staff will be required to undergo rapid testing for COVID-19.


Despite the opening of the session, guests and media will not be allowed inside the building.



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