House to pass 2 more Marcos priority bills before break; find out what these are

At a glance

  • The House of Representatives on eyeing the passage of the proposed Philippine Salt Industry Development Act and Bureau of Immigration Modernization Act during the final week of the first regular session.

  • This will bring up to 33 out of 42 the number of Marcos administration priority measures passed by the House on third and final reading.

Screenshot_20210722-151507_Chrome.jpg House of Representatives (MANILA BULLETIN)

The House of Representatives is poised to approve two more priority measures of President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. before the sine die adjournment of the first regular session this week.

This will bring to 33 the number of bills approved on third and final reading by the House from the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) list.

“We are doing our part in supporting the President’s socio-economic development agenda by passing these urgent proposed pieces of legislation that would sustain our economic growth and create more job and income opportunities for our people,” Speaker Martin Romualdez said on Sunday, May 28, ahead of the final three session dates of the first regular of the current 19th Congress.

The two bills set to be given final approval are the House Bill (HB) No.8278 or the proposed Philippine Salt Industry Development Act, and HB No.8203 or the proposed Bureau of Immigration Modernization Act.

“We are inching toward accomplishing our goal of approving all of these priorities measures, thanks to the hard and tireless work of our colleagues,” added Romualdez, who is Marcos' most trusted ally in the legislature.

There are 42 bills on the LEDAC list.

Three other LEDAC priority bills are set for second reading approval before the first regular session officiallly ends on June 2.

These are the proposed Natural Gas Industry Enabling Law, National Employment Action Plan, and Philippine Ecosystem and Natural Capital Accounting System Act.

Following the adjournment, Congress will be on recess until July 24, 2023 or when Marcos delivers his second State of the Nation Address (SONA).