Mar Roxas on JPEPA

Tuesday, August 28, 2007 | posted in , , , | 0 comments

Senate hearings soon

Efren Danao reports in “Agreement’s fate depends on how well government allays fears of concerned sectors” that the senators are taking the ratification of JPEPA very seriously. He tells us that Committee on Foreign Relations Chairwoman Sen. Miriam Santiago will begin public hearings on the JPEPA next week.

Sen. Mar Roxas, chairman of the Senate Committee on Trade and Commerce, will be active in these public hearings.

Only a week ago, Roxas reminded Malacañang that he and his colleagues would scrutinize all the details of the JPEPA weigh the comments of all affected sectors.
My vote, as well as that of my colleagues, for or against JPEPA, will not solely depend on the text of the 974-page treaty but more important on how the government intends to address perceived threats or losses,” he said.

On the perceived threat of toxic waste entering the country, Roxas senator said the government must give “a clear statement” that Republic Act 6969—the law regulating toxic and hazardous waste—will not be superseded by the pact.

About The Blogger
Kevin Ray N. Chua

Kevin Ray N. Chua is a 19 year-old blogger from Cebu City, Philippines and an IT Student at Cebu Institute of Technology.

He is currently the Secretary General of the CIT-SSG.

Know more about the blogger.

Feel free to contact the blogger.
0 Responses So far

Post a Comment

Thanks a lot for visiting the Mar Roxas for President in 2010 Blog!

If you have comments, suggestions or reactions in relation with the post, please don't hesitate to write them here. Click here if you want to contact the blogger.

Suggest blog articles about Mar Roxas here. Click here!

Get Involved!

Blog Archive