A. Ripe for Railroading
House Bill 4631 (HB 4631) sponsored by Pangasinan Congressman Mark Cojuangco failed to pass the House Committee on Appropriations, instead of $1B to re-commission the three-decade old nuclear power plant the Committee ruled to allot Php 100 Million for a ‘ feasibility study’ (this despite past voluminous studies on the plant).
Immediately, the bill was modified by members of the Committee on Energy and Appropriations (most of them are signatories to Cojuangco’s HB 4631) and was re-submitted to the Committee on Rules in substitution to four earlier bill pertaining to the BNPP (HB 1039, HB 4631, HR 250, HR 257). This came to be known as HB 6300 (An Act Mandating the Immediate Rehabilitation, Commissioning and Commercial Operation of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant or Bataan Nuclear Power Plant of 2009).
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