But according to some NLUA advocates, the fairest outcome for the law may not be everyone getting an equal share.
Mercado and Demaisip recounted the bill's fateful end in the 15th Congress: It was almost at the finish line with all deliberations and technical sessions on the NLUA done.
One of those senators, Cynthia Villar, herself from a prominent family of developers, is now chair of the committee in charge of the proposed NLUA in the 17th Congress.
On January 23, the NLUA again was scheduled for deliberations but was sideswiped anew, with Senator Alan Peter Cayetano giving a privilege speech countered by Enrile.
Please pass the laws that this nation needs, such as the NLUA," Marzan appealed.