IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Secretariat and Chief of Staff of the House Committee of Public Order and Safety called ProGun (through Atty. Ticky Tabujara) yesterday afternoon to say that: 1. Speaker Prospero Nograles called them up and inquired into the complaints regarding HB 6776 and why the stakeholders were not given an opportunity to speak or participate in the committee hearing. 2. They were apologetic and explained that "matagal pa" and "it's still a long process" because the bill would have to go through 2nd reading, debates, revisions, and bicameral committee, before anything could be finalized. The impression we got was that there was no more time. 3. The Committee is now inviting us to attend and submit our position paper and to participate in the discussions and revisions to the bill next week. When we go there let's go en masse and hold a brief rally at the gate with placards. SO AT LEAST NOW WE KNOW THAT OUR VOICES HAVE BEEN HEARD BY NO LESS THAN THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE HIMSELF, WHO IS APPARENTLY PERSONALLY CONCERNED REGARDING THIS MATTER. OUR NOISE-MAKING CAMPAIGN IS CLEARLY PAYING OFF. MABUHAY TAYONG LAHAT! LET'S KEEP UP THE FIGHT AND THE ONLINE SIGNATURE CAMPAIGN AND CONTINUE MAKING MORE NOISE AGAINST HB NO. 6776 AND SB NO. 3775!! TOGETHER WE CAN DO IT!