RAIN or Shine coach Yeng Guiao may have lost his re-election bid as Pampanga first district representative, but he is stepping down on a high note.
On Monday, House Bill 6204 authored by Guiao and Senate Bill 3203, otherwise known as the Samboy Lim Bill that seeks to require students in public and private schools to undergo Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training, has been approved by the Senate and is well on its way to becoming a law, as first reported on Twitter by Aya Tantiangco of GMA News Online.
According to Guiao, the bill titled CPR Training in Schools Act was inspired by the incident surrounding PBA legend Lim's collapse in November of 2014 during an exhibition game.
It took almost 30 minutes after Lim's cardiac arrest before he received CPR, and the bill looks to avert similar incidents by helping turn the youth into lifesavers through basic CPR education.
The House Bill 6204, amended by provisions of Senate Bill 3203, only awaits the signature of President Benigno Aquino before it become a law.
Still, Tantiangco added in another tweet that Philippine Heart Association Council for CPR chairperson Dr. Francis Lavapie is confident that incoming President Rodrigo Duterte would sign the Samboy Lim Bill as law if President Aquino fails to do so before his term ends.