Lacson pushes for passage of bill naming President’s ‘designated survivor’

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MANILA, Philippines — Senator Panfilo Lacson on Monday called on his colleagues to start discussions on a bill authorizing the President to name a “designated survivor,” as he called the recent withdrawal of the measure in the House of Representatives “unfortunate.”

In a statement, Lacson said the process to pass Senate Bill No. 982 seeking to guarantee the continuity and stability of operations in government should be started immediately as to “avert a potential constitutional crisis and leadership vacuum.”

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“Passing such legislation is not only constitutional. It is in fact, required under the 1987 Constitution,” the sena…

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The Philippine Daily Inquirer, popularly known as the Inquirer, is an English-language newspaper in the Philippines. Founded in 1985, it is often regarded as the Philippines' newspaper of record.

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