Ni NOEL ABUEL
Ipinangako ni House Speaker Martin G. Romualdez na ipapasa ng Mababang Kapulungan ng Kongreso ang natitirang 12 priority measures ni Pangulong Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. sa pagbabalik ng sesyon sa Enero 23, 2022.
Ang pahayag ni Romualdez ay kasunod ng pagpasa ng Maharlika Investment Fund (MIF), ang P5.268-trilyong pambansang badyet para sa 2023, at 20 iba pang priority bill ng administrasyong Marcos, 19 sa mga ito ay nakalista sa ilalim ng Common Legislative Agenda (CLA) ng Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC).
Tinukoy nito ang 12 priority measures sa ilalim ng CLA ni Pangulong Marcos at Kongreso na 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, Retirement and 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, 12. and 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,” sabi ni Romualdez.
“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. In the first five months of the 19th Congress, the House has approved a total of 19 of the priority legislations of our President. The rest are in advanced stages of consideration,” dagdag nito.
Idinagdag pa nito ang makasaysayang pagpasa sa 2023 national budget na nilagdaan ni Pangulong Marcos noong Biyernes.
“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,” ayon kay Romualdez.
“We have also passed the bill creating the Maharlika Investment Fund to serve as an effective vehicle to execute and sustain high-impact infrastructure projects, urban and rural development, agricultural support, and other programs that would generate jobs for our people and spur more economic activity in the country. We believe it would likewise serve to shield our economy from headwinds that external factors may bear upon us,” aniya.
“We approved the 19 bills under LEDAC’s CLA because we are in agreement with the Chief Executive that these measures will directly alleviate poverty, trigger economic progress, and harness competencies in government for the delivery of no less than the highest degree of service to the Filipino people. We are set to deliberate and approve the rest of the priority measures when we resume next year,” pahayag pa ni Romualdez.