The Philippine Senate adjourned yesterday without enacting SB1869 into law. Despite many promises to do so via public media announcements, the Senate did not pass the highly criticized and protested SB 1869, otherwise known as the PHILIPPINE CENTER FOR DISEASE PREVENTION AND CONTROL (CDC) ACT.
Earlier, some Senators and mainstream media tried to confuse the public by asserting that SB 1869 had been replaced by a new version of the law. CCH will subject that to a more detailed analysis shortly.
But here is one example regarding inaccurate reporting about SB1869. The formal title of SB1869 has been replaced by a different title, “National Disease Prevention Management Authority.”
“We have been monitoring Senate activity and are very happy with this development”, said Nicanor Perlas, founder and Editor-in-Chief of Covid Call to Humanity (CCH). “We have been protesting and have mobilized protests against this bill for over a year now. and it is clearly having an impact”, explained Perlas.
Recently CCH released its 4th Briefing Paper on SB1869, detailing more urgent reasons not to approve the bill. CCH sent a digital and hard copy to all Senators to warn them of the potential impact of SB1869 approval on their political careers in addition to betraying the health, democracy, and future of the country. CCH also wrote a cover letter to all Senators explaining the highlights of its 4th Briefing Paper.
This latest CCH Briefing Paper showed that global developments were exposing the massive mismanagement by nations in their responses to the Covid challenge. The CCH paper further demonstrated that some countries have rejected the WHO amendments and treaties. Perlas warned the Senate that they were entering into a trap with their eager support for placing the Philippines under WHO control in the event of a global (most likely fake) pandemic.
These Briefing Papers, platform messages, and video broadcasts led to intense protests by dozens of groups and petitions signed by thousands of petitioners. Supplemented with actual conversations with Senators, these efforts led to victory with the Senate failing to approve SB1869 at the end of its First Session in the 19th Congress. See also, THE ROUND ONE VICTORY OVER SB 1869 IS REAL!
At the end of its first-round victory, CCH predicted that the Senate would tackle SB 1869 towards the end of the year. See this article and the video explaining why.
In the end, the outcome was even better. The Senate did not even deliberate on SB 1869. Most likely they were concerned with the huge backlash against the bill and their increasing realization that they may have made a huge colossal mistake in the language of SB1869, Senators postponed consideration of SB1869 to 2024.
The battle against the treasonous SB1869 is not over. Expect more news on this issue in 2024. We are winning the battle. But the war of ideas and preferred futures is not over!