Senate eyes passage of Bongbong Marcos remaining priority bills by December
MANILA, Philippines — The Senate on Wednesday vowed to pass by December the remaining 10 priority measures named by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (Ledac).
Out of the 20 priority measures, the Senate has only been able to pass half of it. With less than four months before December, the Upper Chamber must be able to pass the remaining bills before the break.
“We are happy to announce na halos kalahati ay natapos na rin namin sa Senado. Magiging batas na po siya and those that are pending na magiging batas within the next few weeks, and hopefully the President will be able to sign it,” said Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri in a Palace statement.
(We are happy to announce that almost half has been done by the Senate. They will become laws, and those that are pending will become laws within the next few weeks, and hopefully, the President will be able to sign it.)
Ledac bills in the Senate include:
- National Employment Action Plan
- LGU Income Classification
- Internet Transaction Act
- BOT/PPP Act
- Salt Development Industry Act
- Ease of Paying Taxes
- Real Property Evaluation and Assessment Reform Act
- Magna Carta for Seafarers
- Anti-Agricultural Smuggling Act
- Waste-to-Energy Bill
- National Disease Prevention Management Authority
- Amendments to the Banking Act or the Fund Secrecy Law
- Medical Reserve Corps
- Virology Institute of the Philippines
- E-Governance Act
- New Philippine Passport Act
- National Government Rightsizing Act
- National Scamming Act
- National Citizens Service Training Program Act
- Military and Uniformed Personnel Pension System Act
The Senate President said lawmakers will pass the General Appropriations Act 2024 by December.
Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has passed more bills, with 18 of 20 priority measures passed.