The House of Representatives on Tuesday decided to suspend its session until Monday, August 17, in response to clamor from House employees who report to work regularly despite the recent surge of COVID 19 cases in Metro Manila.
House Majority Leader and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez said the session break will give ample time for a thorough disinfection of all offices and facilities in the House of Representatives and give employees a brief respite from the aggravation caused by the spike in COVID cases.
"The House leadership decided on the suspension of Wednesday's session only after the chamber approved on third and final reading the Bayanihan to Recover as One Bill and four other national bills which are part of the government's COVID response measures," said Romualdez in a statement.
"The session break will also enable the various committees of the House of Representative to fast-track the reporting out of all COVID-related measures for plenary consideration when we resume session," he added.
The chamber has recorded a total of 36 COVID-19 cases.
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