QC solon withdraws filed ‘designated survivor’ bill in House

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MANILA, Philippines — Quezon City Rep. Precious Hipolito Castelo withdrew Sunday the bill she earlier filed seeking to authorize the President to name a temporary successor from among the members of the Cabinet should the successors in the line of succession as identified by the Constitution are unable to assume the presidency.

In a letter addressed to House Secretary-General Jose Luis Montales, Castelo requested for the “withdrawal and permanent archiving” of House Bill No. 4062 or the “Presidential Succession Act” filed in August 2019.

“Please take note that said bill has not been acted upon by the Committee on Constitutional Amendments since the date of its filin…

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