Another milestone: Sandro attends first budget bicam meeting

Ilocos Norte 1st district Rep. Sandro Marcos achieved another milestone in his young political career on Friday, Nov. 25.

House (left column) and Senate contingents to the budget bicam meeting (Speaker's office)

This, after neophyte solon Marcos took part in the first day of the Bicameral Conference Committee meeting on the disagreeing provisions of the proposed P5.268-trillion national budget for 2023 between the House of Representatives and the Senate.

The closed-door meeting between the House and Senate contingents to the bicam was held at the Manila Golf and Country Club in Makati City.



Marcos, 28, is one of the 14 members of House contingent to the bicam, which includes the likes of Deputy Speaker Ralph Recto (6th district, Batangas), Majority Leader Mannix Dalipe (2nd district, Zamboanga City), Appropriations Committee Chairman Zaldy Co (Ako Bicol Party-list), and Appropriations Committee Senior Vice Chairperson Stella Quimbo (2nd district, Marikina City).

Ilocos Norte 1st district Rep. Sandro Marcos (center)

Suffice it to say that the bicam consists of an exclusively group of lawmakers that is handpicked by the House and Senate leaderships. Marcos is the House senior deputy majority leader.

The presidential son already has one enacted national measure under his belt--Republic Act (RA) No.11934 or the SIM Registration Act. President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. signed it into law last Oct. 10.

The House approved its version of the General Appropriations Bill (GAB) or national budget on third and final reading last Sept. 30, while the Senate approved theirs on third and final reading last Wednesday.