Dalawampu’t tatlo sa kabuuang 31 LEDAC priority bills ang napagtibay ng Kamara sa ikatlo at huling pagbasa.
Ito ang ibinahagi ni House Speaker Martin Romualdez bago tuluyang mag-adjourn ang Kamara para sa Holy Week break.
Ang nalalabing walong priority measures naman ay kasalukuyang nasa deliberasyon para maiakyat na rin sa plenaryo.
Kabilang dito ang Regional Specialty Hospitals na nakatakdang isalang sa ikalawang pagbasa; Enabling Law for the Natural Gas Industry, National Land Use Act, at Department of Water Resources and Services and Creation of Water Regulatory Commission na pawang nakasalang sa technical working group; Electric Power Industry Reform Act, Budget Modernization, National Defense Act at ang Unified System
of Separation, Retirement and Pension for Uniformed Personnel.
Ani Romualdez, doble kayod sila na maipasa ang nalalabing LEDAC measures gayundin ang House priority bills.
“We are working double time to pass the remaining eight LEDAC measures and our own priority bills. We are confident of approving them on third and final reading before the sine die break,” saad ni Romualdez.
Maliban sa LEDAC bills ay mayroon ding sariling priority measures na tinutukan ang Mababang Kapulungan tulad ng Maharlika Investment Fund at pag-amyenda sa economic provisions ng 1987 Constitution.
“Two of our more promising initiatives is the Maharlika Investment Fund (MIF) proposal and the efforts to amend the economic provisions of our existing Constitution through a Constitutional Convention. These measures, we at the House of Representatives believe, will help create a more vibrant economy not only for the Philippines but also for the countries in the Asia-Pacific Region, by reducing, if not, totally eliminating economic barriers to investments.” dagdag ng House leader
Kasama sa iba pang pangunahing panukala ang Government Procurement Act, Department of Resilience, Livestock Development and Competitiveness Bill, Revitalizing Salt Industry, Philippine Ecosystem and Natural Capital Accounting System, Bureau of Immigration Modernization, National Employment Action Plan, Amyenda sa Anti-Agricultural Smuggling Act, , at Infrastructure Development Plan/Build Build Build Program. | ulat ni Kathleen Forbes