Committee ok's bill
for more courts
Bacolod Rep. Evelio Leonardia said yesterday that his bills seeking to create more courts for the city had been approved by the Congressional Appropriations Committee.
This means, he said, that House Bills 2490 and 2491 are now on track for the Senate, adding that Senator Koko Pimentel has agreed to sponsor them in the chamber. The Senate needs to approve the measures before they can be passed as laws. Pimentel is chair of the Senate Committee on Justice, where the bills will be referred.
Leonardia also said that, aside from Pimentel's sponsorship, he has also been in touch with other senators and he does not see any major opposition for the bills to become law, so Bacolod will soon get its much-needed additional courts.