House sets 2 more LEDAC priority bills for approval

The House of Representatives is set to approve two more Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) priority bills on final reading this week before the 19th Congress adjourns sine die its first regular session on June 2.

The bills are the proposed Philippine Salt Industry Development Act and Bureau of Immigration Modernization Act that would bring to 33 the total number of LEDAC priority measures approved by the House.

House Speaker Martin Romualdez said the House is committed to support 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 Filipinos.

“We are inching toward accomplishing our goal of approving all of these priorities measures, thanks to the hard and tireless work of our colleagues,” he added.

The House approved on final reading on May 22 House Bill No. 8078 providing for a 30-year national infrastructure program until 2052 that focuses on projects of national consequence.

One of 42 LEDAC priority bills, the National Infrastructure Program seeks to establish sustained major infrastructure projects of the national government to be undertaken and implemented by concerned national government agencies and government-owned and controlled corporations in the fields of transportation, energy, water resources, information and communications technology, agri-fisheries modernization, food logistics, and social infrastructure.

Last Saturday, Romualdez graced the launch of smart port Pier 88 in Liloan town, Cebu province with President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. and Vice President Sara Duterte.

The three-hectare Pier 88 will provide a faster alternative route for daily commuters from the northern part of Metro Cebu going to Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu and Cebu cities, and vice versa. It is a product of the partnership among the Liloan LGU and the private firms Topline Group of Companies and Pier 88 Ventures,

Romualdez said the House “remains firm in our support to the Marcos administration’s infrastructure program that would uplift the lives of our people by enhancing the quality of critical infrastructure in our transport sector, digital connectivity, power and energy, and health-related initiatives.”