Romualdez: 31 of 42 Marcos admin priority bills already passed
MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives has already passed 31 of the 42 priority bills under President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s administration in just the first regular session, Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez reported.
“We are proud of our collective accomplishment – 31 out of 42 and counting. As of today, we have achieved a significant part of our goal in less than a year of session,” Romualdez said in a statement on Thursday.
“I thank our colleagues for their hard work, as well as the various political parties in the House which have committed to support the passage of priority measures determined by the President, (and the) Ledac (Legislative executive development advisory council) and (the) House itself,” he added.
The House leader said this after the chamber passed proposals to create a 30-year National Infrastructure Program Bill and the proposed National Land Use Act.
These are Ledac priority measures.
These proposals, Romualdez said, support Marcos’ vision for economic recovery.
“(These measures) aim to support the President’s vision of keeping the economy on the high growth path and generating more jobs and income opportunities for our people,” he added.
“It will be an all-encompassing program covering not only public works like roads, bridges and expressways, which we commonly refer to as infrastructure, but also energy, water resources, information and technology, agri-fisheries, food logistics, and socially-oriented structures such as school buildings and other educational facilities,” Romualdez noted.
On May 7, 2023, Romualdez announced the Chief Executive has approved 11 more bills as part of the Ledac priority bills, bringing to 42 the total number of measures being pushed by the council in the House.
The Speaker said three of the 42 bills have been signed into law.