Mr President, when I sponsored this measure, it was in anticipation of questions such as “should this measure be given priority, in the middle of the pandemic?’ and ‘is it really necessary to discuss it now?’ I am happy that my colleagues in the Senate could see what I wanted to demonstrate: that the urgency of this bill does not lie on the surface. Instead, its urgency lies in the almost unseen and rarely appreciated actions of its stakeholders – our security guards, our security guards, all of our security professionals.
By saying yes to this measure, we are giving the industry the legislative support it has been missing all along, when it relied on a 52-year-old law.
Great gratitude is due in particular to Senator Bong Go, who is co-sponsor of this measure, to Senator Tolentino, to the Majority Leader, Senator Zubiri, and in particular to the Minority Leader, Senator Drilon, for his contribution to the improvement of the bill. .
It is my fervent hope, and I believe it is also the hope of this body, that through this measure the private security services industry will prosper even more, and the success of every security professional .
Mr President, on behalf of all our security officers, our security guards and all our security professionals, allow me to express my gratitude to this august body. Mabuhay po tayong lahat!
Thank you, Mr. Chairman.