Speaker Velasco suportado rin ang Speakership bid ni Romualdez

Speaker Velasco suportado rin ang Speakership bid ni Romualdez

May 17, 2022 @ 5:14 PM 1 month ago


MANILA, Philippines – Maging si House Speaker at Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco ay nag-endorso na rin at sumuporta kay Leyte Rep at Majority Leader Martin Romualdez bilang susunod na Speaker of the House ng 19th Congress.

“I believe that his election as Speaker of the 19th Congress will ensure that the legislative agenda of the incoming administration will be pursued and completed. Majority Leader Romualdez has my support and friendship,” sinabi ni Velasco.

Sinamantala rin ni Velasco ang nasabing meeting kasama ang ilang kongresista upang pasalamatan si Romualdez sa buong suporta nito sa kaniyang liderato at pangunguna sa mga mambabatas nitong18th Congress.

“I would like to sincerely thank Majority Leader Martin Romualdez for being our steady partner and ally in the 18th Congress. His strong leadership and support as our Majority Leader was crucial to the passage of relevant and timely pandemic-response measures and the approval of important and key laws that will have immense impact to stir and sustain our economic growth and development as we continue to navigate to new normal. Under his watch, the House was able to carry on and carry out its mandate despite physical limitations due to the pandemic with the passage of priority legislative measures of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.”

Pangunahing tinalakay sa nasabing meeting ang isasagawang official canvassing ng Kongreso para sa mga boto ng president at vice president nitong nagdaang  May 9 elections.

Kasama sa meeting sina dating Marikina City Rep. Miro Quimbo, incoming Party-list Foundation Coalition Inc. (PCFI) President and Ako Bicol party-list Rep. Zaldy Co, senior Deputy Majority Leader at Cavite Rep. Jesus Crispin “Boying” Remulla at Ako Bicol party-list Rep. Alfredo “Pido” Garbin

Ang tabulation ay gagawin sa plenary hall ng Batasan complex sa Quezon City simula sa Lunes, May 23.

Umaasa ang dalawang lider na magiging mabilis ang canvassing at proklamasyin sa mga nagwaging susunod na pangulo at pangalawang pangulo ng bansa.

Sa unofficial count at sina presumptive President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. ay incoming Vice President Sara Duterte ang naging landslide ang pangulo.

Si Velasco ay kabilang sa  PDP-Laban na nagpahayag na rin ng suporta kay Romualdez bilang susunod na speaker.

Sa ilalim ng liderato ni Velasco ang nagsabatas sa mga lehislasyon gaya ng dalawang Bayanihan, coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Act,  Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises Act, at ang amienda sa Retail Trade Liberalization Act and the Public Service Act.

“His track record speaks for itself. He is indeed one of the most hard-working Members of Congress. We believe that Rep. Romualdez can bring the various political parties and blocs in the House of Representatives together to continue the legacy programs of the Duterte administration as well as shepherd in Congress the vision of President-elect Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. for a more progressive Philippines,” naunang banggit ni Energy Secretary at PDP Laban president Alfonso Cusi. Meliza Maluntag