GMA NEWS –  Voting 15-0, the Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to prohibit the development, production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons in the country. Senate Bill 2042 or the Chemical Weapons Prohibition Act also seeks to establish a Philippine National Authority for the Chemical Weapons Convention (PNA-CWC) in compliance with the Chemical Weapons Convention in 1993, the first disarmament agreement that provides for the elimination and prohibition of the development of chemical weapons, where the Philippines is a signatory. Continue Reading