16 senators okay regional trade pact

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Sixteen senators signed the committee report backing the ratification of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement which was sponsored on the Senate floor Wednesday night by Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri and Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda. The RCEP, which was among the priority bills tackled during the recent LEDAC Meeting, is subject to approval and concurrence in the Senate. “Is good to go back to RCEP now, especially since we can now observe how well our fellow RCEP signatories have been faring since they all greenlit the implementation of the agreement,” Zubiri said. Covering all the members...