Senate oks bill to make adoption faster

The Senate on Monday, December 10, approved on 3rd and final reading a bill that seeks to simplify the adoption process in the country.

Voting 17-0, senators passed Senate Bill No. 2081 or the Simulated Birth Rectification Act of 2019, sponsored by Senate committee on women, children, family relations, and gender equality chairperson Risa Hontiveros.

"To remedy the problem of lengthy and financially restrictive adoption proceedings, this bill likewise proposes a simpler and less costly administrative adoption process without compromising the safety and integrity of the child," Hontiveros said.

SOURCE: Camille Elemia @CamilleElemia (2018). Senate approves bill simplifying adoption process. Published 1:10 PM, December 10, 2018. Updated 1:13 PM, December 10, 2018. https://www.rappler.com/nation/218602-senate-approves-bill-simplifying-adoption-process

DescriptionAna Theresia "Risa" Navarro Hontiveros-Baraquel is a Filipino socialist activist, politician, and journalist who was the representative of Akbayan in the House of Representatives of the Philippines from 2004 to 2010.

SOURCE: Risa Hontiveros. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Risa_Hontiveros

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