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SEPARATION OF POWERS | Duterte won’t certify SOGIE bill as urgent — Sotto
September 11, 2019 , 10:43 AM

SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 — Senate President Tito Sotto doubted on Wednesday if President Rodrigo Duterte will certify as urgent a bill which aims to prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

“I am told the President is not certifying the SOGIE (sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression) Bill,” Sotto told reporters, referring to the information he received from Sen. Bong Go, who is a former presidential aide.

“He is willing to certify an anti-discrimination bill sans LGBT issues. A general anti-discrimination bill like the Davao ordinance (he passed as mayor),” he added.

On Tuesday, Duterte said he will certify the measure urgent after he was asked in a media briefing about the SOGIE bill.

“Yes, whatever would make the mechanisms, what would make them happy. Gusto ko, kagaya kay Senator (Juan Ponce) Enrile, gusto ko happy siya,” Duterte said.

But Sotto said the proposed measure sponsored by Senator Risa Hontiveros won’t make it even if the president certifies it as urgent.

“The SOGIE bill as is will not make it even if the President certifies the Hontiveros version. Remember separation of powers?” Sotto said.

The SOGIE bill was approved by the House of Representatives in 2017, but its version in the Senate experienced delays during the interpellation period. (Camille Samonte/ AAD)

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