Facade of the Philippine Senate building. (FILE PHOTO)

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate on Wednesday night ratified the report of the bicameral conference committee on the divergent provisions of Senate Bill No. 2426 and House Bill No. 8525, both of which cover Tatak Pinoy ( Proudly Filipino Act).

In a plenary session, Senator Sonny Angara said the bicam committee made changes to Sections 4, 8, 8B and 17 of the reconciled report.

Due to the “lateness of the hour,” Angara did not detail the specific changes the committee made. Without objections from the legislators present in the hall, the Senate approved and ratified the proposed Philippine Pride Act.

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Once the bill is signed into law, the creation of a Tatay Pinoy Council will be promoted. This group will serve as a political and advisory body to President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

It will also have the task of formulating policies and programs that will “diversify the productive capabilities of national companies and increase the country’s economic complexity”.

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