House okays Ledac’s 11 priority bills

THE House of Representatives has permitted the 11 priority bills enumerated by the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (Ledac). Majority Leader Martin Romualdez, concurrent chairman of the House Committee on Rules, stated on Friday the House management delivered its promise to go the priority measures talked about by President Rodrigo Duterte in his closing State of the Nation Address (SONA).Aside from this, Romualdez stated the House may also push to go the nationwide price range earlier than the top of September.

The bills that had been handed had been the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Modernization; Amendments to the Retail Trade Liberalization Act (RTLA); Establishing the Tax Regime of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs); Amendments to the Public Service Act (PSA); Amendments to the Foreign Investments Act (FIA); Department of Migrant Workers and Overseas Act (DMWofa); Real Property Valuation Reform Bill; Rural Agricultural and Fisheries Development Financing System Act (AGRI-AGRA); Government Financial (*11*) Unified Initiatives to Distressed Enterprises for Economic Recovery (Guide) Act; Passive Income Tax and Financial Intermediary Tax Act (Pifita); and Virology Science and Technology Institute of the Philippines (VIP).He stated the House was prepared to fulfill with its Senate counterpart for a bicameral convention assembly “to thresh out and reconcile the differing provisions, if any.”

During the assembly, National Economic and Development Authority chief Karl Kendrick Chua additionally offered the opposite “remaining bills” that lawmakers will presumably approve earlier than the top of the 18th Congress in June subsequent 12 months.These embrace the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Act; Creation of a Disease Prevention and Control Authority (CDC) invoice; Bureau of Immigration Modernization Act; Imposing Amusement Tax on Digital Platform and Offshore Betting Stations of Licensed Cockpits (e-sabong) invoice; Department of Disaster Resilience (DDR) invoice; Internet Transactions Act; and Expanded Solo Parents Welfare Act that the House additionally permitted on third and closing studying.

The different bills are the Unified System of Separation Retirement and Pension of Military and Uniformed Personnel (MUP); Amendments or Repeal of Republic Act (RA) 10192 or the “Continuing Professional Development (CPD)”; Boracay Island Development Authority (BIDA) invoice; National Housing Authority (NHA); National Land Use Act (NaLUA); Increasing the Share of Local Government Units within the National Internal Revenue Taxes; and Magna Carta of Barangay Health Workers.According to Romualdez, Chua additionally talked about through the assembly that Ledac obtained seven bills whereas three different measures had been talked about by Duterte in his closing SONA for Congress’ consideration.

The seven measures obtained by Ledac had been the Budget Modernization Bill (BMB); Waste-to-Energy invoice (WTE); High-level National Penitentiary for Heinous Crimes invoice; Open Access in Data Transmission invoice; Financial Consumer Protection (PCF) invoice; and Electric Vehicles Act.The three bills talked about by President Duterte in his sixth SONA had been the E-Governance Act; Mandatory institution of evacuation facilities in each metropolis, province and municipality all through the nation; and Free authorized help to Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP) officers and uniformed personnel.Romualdez stated the WTE, Open Access in Data Transmission invoice; PCF invoice; Electric Vehicles Act; E-Governance Act; and the Mandatory institution of evacuation facilities in each metropolis, province, and municipality all through the nation had been already permitted by the House.

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