House bill seeks to ban balik-pwesto for senators House bill seeks to ban balik-pwesto for senators

House bill seeks to ban balik-pwesto for senators

Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman wants senators who ran but lost either in the presidential or vice presidential race to be prohibited from returning to their posts in the Senate.

“The practice of balik-puwesto of senators will soon come to an end,” Lagman told journalists yesterday.



That is, if his Bill 1349 is enacted into law.

The measure calls for the automatic resignation of a senator and other elected officials upon the filing of their certificates of candidacy if they are seeking an office other than the one they are holding.

Lagman said several senators who ran but lost in the last May presidential and vice presidential elections reclaimed their Senate seats.

Although he did not name them, he was obviously referring to Senators Grace Poe, Alan Peter Cayetano, Francis Escudero, Antonio Trillanes IV and Gregorio Honasan.


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