Duterte lets 5 franchise bills lapse into law

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Posted at Jan 08 2021 04:19 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte skims through a document at the Active Lifestyle Center in Matina, Davao City on Jan. 4, 2021. Alberto Alcain, Presidential Photo/File

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte has let 5 franchise bills lapse into law, according to the government's journal. 

The 5 laws extend by 25 years the operating licenses of the following firms, as shown on the Official Gazette.

  • Republic Act 11512 - Caceres Broadcasting Corp
  • Republic Act 11513 - Century Communications Marketing Center, Inc
  • Republic Act 11514 - Tandag Electric and Telephone, Inc
  • Republic Act 11515 - Davao Light and Power, Inc 
  • Republic Act 11516 - Negros Broadcasting and Publishing Corp

Bills are enacted into law when they are approved by both houses of Congress and signed by the President. The Chief Executive may veto a bill, but the House of Representatives may overturn a presidential veto by garnering a two-thirds vote, said the Official Gazette. 

If the President does not act on a proposed law submitted by Congress, it will lapse into law after 30 days of receipt, it added.