CamSur Rep. Andaya touts lower House’s achievements under GMA’s leadership

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House Majority Leader and Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya, Jr. has touted the achievements of the House of Representatives under the new leadership.

The CamSur solon said that the House has approved 327 bills on final reading and four legislative measures enacted into law under the leadership of Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

The House went on a month-long break starting yesterday.

Andaya said that among those enacted into law were Republic Act 11055 which establishes a Filipino Identification System, and Republic Act 11058 which strengthens compliance with occupational safety and health standards of Filipino workers.

“Also passed into law were RA 11057 which strengthens the legal framework for the creation, perfection, determination of priority rights and enforcement of security interests in personal property and the establishment of a notice registry, and RA 11059 which establishes a retirement benefit system in the Office of the Ombudsman,” said Andaya.

“Of the 327 bills approved on third and final reading, three are included in the legislative priority measures outlined by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. These are the Coconut Farmers and Industry Development Fund (HB 5745), Rice Tariffication (HB 7735), and Trabaho Bill (HB 8083),” he added.

The CamSur solon explained that the coco levy bill has been ratified by both the Senate and the House of Representatives, and may be signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte “soon.”

“Other priority measures that the House of Representatives already approved in final reading last year and awaiting action from the Senate include the Universal Health Care (HB 5784), National Land Use and Management Policy (HB 4240), and Endo or Security of Tenure Act (HB 6908),” he said.

The House leader also said that only two of the President’s priority measures remain pending at the House, namely: the Department of Disaster Resilience and the Constituent Assembly.

“The House committees will continue to work during the break to finalize and fine-tune bills so these will be ready for plenary discussion or approval when it resumes work on November 12,” said Andaya.