MANILA, Philippines — Senator Panfilo Lacson on Monday said he plans to speak with House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano to ask him to considertaking up at the lower chamber of Congress a measure similar to the former’s “designated survivor” bill.
This, after Quezon City Rep. Precious Hipolito Castelo requested the “withdrawal and permanent archiving” of her bill similar to the measure filed by Lacson.
Both Lacson and Castelo’s bills seek to authorize the president to assign a temporary successor among his Cabinet members should officials in the line of presidential succession under the Constitution be unable to assume the presidency.
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