Expedite work on anti-child marriage bills, Solon urges House leaders

MANILA, Philippines — Bagong Henerasyon Partylist Rep. Bernadette Herrera urged House leaders on Wednesday to expedite work on three bills against child marriage that are still pending in the lower chamber.

Herrera made the call after the Senate approved a measure declaring child marriages as illegal.

“I ask the House Committee on the Welfare of Children and our House leaders to expedite work on consolidating the three House bills against child marriage, so that a bicameral conference committee can be convened with our Senate counterparts as soon as the House approves the substitute bill,” Herrera, who filed one of the pending House bills against child marriage, said in a stateme…

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