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Pangelinan clarification

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(Editor’s note: In the story “Session cancelled” in the Thursday, April 12 edition of the Variety, we reported the Office of Speaker Judi Won Pat said they received word Sen. Pangelinan “had to go off-island for health reasons.” That information did not come from the Speaker’s office. Variety regrets the error.)

THE office of Sen. Ben Pangelinan has issued a clarification on the senator’s off-island trip.

Pangelinan says he planned the trip to attend to a personal matter and that he is traveling at his own expense. He did not share any more details about the trip.

When the session was scheduled, Pangelinan said it was without his input; and despite attempts to change his travel dates when session was scheduled, he could not do so.

Pangelinan said he informed the Speaker, the Vice Speaker and the Majority Leader as soon as he determined he could not change his itinerary and that he would not be present at the session.

He also stated he “did not request that the session be cancelled nor was he consulted prior to its cancellation.”

He is expected to return sometime before the end of the month.

Pangelinan’s office staff in the meantime will continue normal operating hours.

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