Filipino sign language bill approved on 3rd reading

Update: Filipino Sign Language Act (Republic Act 11106)

Senator Loren Legarda is elated to know that the Filipino Sign Language bill has been approved on 3rd reading.

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Senator Loren Legarda

As one of its authors, this measure will build a more inclusive Philippine society, providing better access to government services, info and education for our deaf community.

Learning a new language opens us to new experiences and makes us understand other cultures. It is our gateway to new ideas, new perspectives, and new horizons.

Learning is indeed a lifelong experience; and it is never late to learn a new language.

Third reading by the way simply means that only the title is read, no amendments are allowed. A vote shall be taken immediately thereafter and the yeas and nays entered in the journal.

Then, the bill is printed as finally approved by the congress, authenticated with the signatures of the Senate President or the Speaker and the Secretary and approved by the President.

Then, the President of the Philippines will approve the bill, or veto the bill, or do nothing.

I hope this Filipino Sign Language Bill will soon become law.

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