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Speaker assures House okay of 12 other PBBM priority bills

Speaker Martin G. Romualdez on Tuesday vowed to pass the remaining 12 priority measures of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. when Congress resumes sessions on Jan. 23, 2023.

He also announced that the House of Representatives fulfilled its promise to pass pro-people measures, including the Maharlika Investment Fund (MIF), the P5.268-trillion national budget

for 2023, and 20 other priority bills of the Marcos administration, 19 of which were listed under the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council’s (LEDAC) Common Legislative Agenda (CLA).

Romualdez was referring to the 12 priority measures under the CLA of President Marcos and Congress: 1. The Enactment of an Enabling Law for the Natural Gas Industry; 2. Amendments to the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA); 3. The Unified System of Separation, Retirementand Pension; 4. The E-Governance Act and E-Government Act; 5. The National Land Use Act; 6. The National Defense Act; 7. The National Government Rightsizing Program; 8. The Budget Modernization Bill; 9.

The Department of Water Resources; 10. Establishing the Negros Island Region; 11. Magna Carta Filipino Seafarers; and 12. The Establishment of Regional Specialty Hospitals.

“You can count on the House to work harder next year to do our part in improving the lives of our people. I truly believe it is the best way to express our gratitude for the greatest gift all public officials have received—the opportunity to serve our country,” Romualdez said.

“The House leadership reiterates its unwavering commitment to support the Agenda for Prosperity of President Marcos. And we have backed that commitment with tangible results,” he said.

“I must also cite the record swift passage of the historic P5.268-trillion 2023 national budget that President Marcos signed just last Friday, giving his administration the resources to sustain our economic expansion momentum and keep the country on the high-growth path,” Romualdez said.

Citing the report of House Majority Leader and Zamboanga City 2nd District Rep. Manuel Jose M. Dalipe, Speaker Romualdez said the House of Representatives processed a total of 1,150 bills and resolutions or an average of 28 measures per session during its 41 session days from July 25 to Dec. 15, 2022.

In his report to Romualdez, Dalipe said a total of 7,402 measures were filed in the House of Representatives, 6,716 were bills, 685 were resolutions and 263 were committee reports.

Dalipe said the chamber approved 173 bills on third and final reading, passed 21 measures on 2nd reading, and adopted 43 resolutions, including Concurrent Resolution No. 2, which supported the 2022-2028 Medium Term Fiscal Framework of the Marcos administration.

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