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House vows to pass 9 remaining bills certified as Ledac priority measures

By: - Reporter / @FArgosinoINQ
/ 05:49 PM July 23, 2023

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives reaffirmed its commitment to approve the nine remaining priority measures by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (Ledac).

According to House Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, the remaining Ledac bills in the lower chamber are the Natural Gas Industry Enabling Law; Philippine Ecosystem and Natural Capital Accounting System Bill; National Employment Action Plan; Department of Water Services and Resources; amendments to the Electric Power Industry Act; Anti-Agricultural Smuggling Act; Budget Modernization; National Defense Act; and Unified System of Separation, Retirement, and Pension for Uniformed Personnel.

“We have walked the talk on helping the President legislate his priorities. We have delivered on our promise,” Romualdez said in a statement issued on Sunday.

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He explained that Ledac has a total of 44 priority bills from the 42, along with the Anti-Financial Account Scamming Act (AFASA) and the bill Amending Bank Secrecy Law, which is part of the 20 measures that need to be approved on the second Ledac meeting before the year ends.

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Earlier, the House of Representatives approved AFASA and the bill Amending Bank Secrecy Law on the third and final reading and were transmitted to the Senate, bringing the total of Ledac bills it passed to 35.

“The 44 Ledac measures included four laws such as the SIM Registration Act, Postponement of Barangay/SK Elections, Amending the Armed Forces of the Philippines Fixed Term Bill, Agrarian Reform Debts Condonation, and the Maharlika Investment Fund and ratified the bicam report on the Regional Specialty Centers in Hospitals,” Romuldez said.

He emphasized that passing the majority of the measures should be attributed to the tireless efforts of the members of the House of Representatives, adding that “the hard work is far from over.”

“This will ensure exhaustive discussion and careful consideration of the measures, as well as give way to the deliberations of the 2024 General Appropriations Bill,” Romualdez said.

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