ROTC, NSTP, Center for Disease Control, uunahin ng Kongreso – Zubiri

ROTC, NSTP, Center for Disease Control, uunahin ng Kongreso – Zubiri

October 10, 2022 @ 5:55 PM 2 months ago


MANILA, Philippines – Inihayag ni Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri na uunahin ng Kongreso ang pagsasabatas ang anim na panukala ng administrasyon bago matapos ang 2022 kabilang ang paglikha ng Center for Disease Control and Prevention at mandatoryong Officers’ Training Corps at National Service Training Program.

Sa panayam, sinabi ni Zubiri na napagkasunduan ang naturang panukala sa ginanap na kauna-unahang pulong ng Legislative Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) nitong Lunes ng umaga, Oktubre 10.

“[T]he Senate and the House have agreed to pass the following measures by year-end: Medical Reserve Corps; National Disease Prevention Management Authority/Center for Disease Prevention and Control; Virology Science and Technology Institute of the Philippines; Mandatory Reserve Officers’ Training Corps and National Service Training Program; Amendments to the Build-Operate-Transfer Law; and Condonation of Unpaid Amortization and Interest on Loans of Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries,” ayon kay Zubiri sa statement.

Sa naturang pulong, inilatag ni Zubiri ang 26 priority bills, 23 dito ay binanggit ni Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos Jr., sa kanyang State of the Nation Address (SONA).

Aniya, pagsasamahin ng Kongreso at Sangay ng Ekhekutibo ang priority measures sa 19th Congress.

“It’s very timely that we had our first LEDAC right before budget season. That is going to be taking up most of our time in the plenary once we resume session, and we needed this LEDAC to identify the bills we must make room for alongside the budget. This LEDAC was a success in that regard,” ayon kay Zubiri.

“We have had a productive meeting where we reaffirmed our commitment to a common legislative agenda. We have pledged passage of bills which will accelerate our pandemic recovery, insulate our hardworking families from the inflationary fallout from global disruptions, and anchor our regions and sectors on stronger fundamentals to build resiliency and secure our future,” giit niya.

Narito ang priority bills ng 19th Congress:

National Government Rightsizing Program;

Budget Modernization Bill;

Tax Package 3: Real Property Valuation and Assessment Reform Bill;

Tax Package 4: Passive Income and Financial Intermediary Taxation Act (PIFITA);

E-Government Act;

Internet Transactions Act/E-Commerce Law;

Government Financial Institutions (GFIs) Unified Initiatives to Distressed Enterprises for Economic Recovery (GUIDE) Bill;

Creation of the Department of Water Resources;

Unified System for Separation, Retirement and Pension of Military and Uniformed Personnel;

E-Governance Act;

National Land Use Act;

National Defense Act;

Enabling Law for the Natural Gas Industry;

Amendments to the Electric Power Industry Reform Act;

Regional Specialty Hospitals;

Magna Carta for Filipino Seafarers;

Waste-to-Energy Law;

Amendments to the Passport (Lifetime Validity for Senior Citizens); and

Creation of the Negros Island Region.

Kabilang naman sa binanggit ni House Speaker Martin Romualdez ang mga sumusunod na priority bills sa kanilang hanay:

Budget Modernization bill

Enactment of an Enabling Law for the Natural Gas Industry

Amendments to the Electric Power Industry Reform Act

The Apprenticeship Act

Providing Free Legal Assistance for Military and Uniformed Personnel

Magna Carta of Barangay Health Workers

Creation of the Leyte Ecological Industrial Zone, and

Creation of the Eastern Visayas Development Authority.

Tiniyak naman ni Zubiri sa administrasyon na asahan ang katumbas na antas ng pakikipagtulungan at koordinasyon sa pagitan ng liderato ng dalawang kapulungan sa pagpasa ng naturang priority legislation.

“The cogs of the legislative mill are fully functioning. We in Congress have started on the right footing, on the right direction, kaya’t mataas po ang pag-asa namin na magiging madali ang ugnayan ng Executive at Legislative branches of government para matugunan ang mga pangangailangan ng ating mamamayan,” aniya.

“This morning’s conference was proof of statesmanship and multi-partisanship at work, where Senate can engage the other branch while upholding its independence and initiative on policies which serve the national interest and people’s welfare,” patapos niya. Ernie Reyes