'Lemon law' to be passed within the year

from a report by Zen Hernandez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 03 2014 03:19 PM | Updated as of Feb 03 2014 11:19 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Good news for car owners.

Lawmakers expect to pass within the year the so-called "Lemon Law", which requires car dealers to replace or refund a customer who bought a vehicle with defects within its "lemon rights" period or 18 months for brand new cars.

Car dealers did not oppose the bill which gives extra protection for car buyers.

Stakeholders were given two weeks to submit their official position papers in preparation for the Senate Committee report and deliberation.