Green procurement program bill gets House panel OK; solons want terms clarified

 

MANILA, Philippines — A bill that seeks to establish a Green Public Procurement (GPP) Program to ensure that products purchased by the government will have minimal damage to the environment has been approved by a House of Representatives panel.

During the hearing on Tuesday, the House Committee on sustainable development goals (SDG) approved House Bill No. 1272 or the Green Public Procurement Act authored by Camarines Sur lawmakers Rep. LRay Villafuerte, Rep. Miguel Luis Villafuerte, Rep. Tsuyoshi Anthony Horibata, and Bicol Saro party-list Rep. Nicolas Enciso VIII.

If enacted, the Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) would be the lead agency in implementing t…

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