The Senate decided to cut short its session on Wednesday afternoon due to the threat of Typhoon Ulysses.

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The Senate had started deliberations on the proposed P4.506-trillion budget for 2021 earlier in the morning, but Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri expressed concern for the safety of the staff in the Senate building later in the afternoon.  

The Palace had issued a suspension of government work in several regions, including Metro Manila in preparation for the typhoon.

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon agreed, saying the Senate should suspend the session early for the welfare of the Senate employees.

“This is a fortuitous event, we did not expect this. We are prepared to work until night but under these circumstances, I think it’s best that we allow our people to go home and resume again tomorrow at 10 a.m.,” Drilon said.

Senate President Vicente Sotto III agreed to suspend the session. The Senate may resume at 2 p.m. Thursday depending on the weather condition.

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