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SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau

House authorizes committees to continue work on priority measures even during recess
22 March 2023 07:00:08 PM

THE House of Representatives, under the leadership of Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez, will continue working on remaining priority legislation even during the congressional break.

This developed after the House authorized Wednesday night all its committees to hold hearings, if needed, during the period of adjournment from March 23 to May 7, 2023, to process important bills pending in various panels of the chamber.

In a formal motion raised before the plenary, House Majority Leader and Zamboanga City Rep. Manuel Jose "Mannix" M. Dalipe moved to allow all standing and special committees of the House to pursue the performance of their mandate of passing vital pieces of legislation during the recess.

“Mr. Speaker, in accordance with our rules, I move that we authorize all committees to conduct meetings and/or public hearings, if deemed necessary, during the House recess from March 23, 2023 to May 7, 2023,” Dalipe said.

After hearing no objection, Speaker Romualdez, who presided over the session, granted the motion.

Before the House went into recess, Speaker Romualdez announced that the chamber has succeeded in approving on third and final reading 23 of 31 bills identified by the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) as priority measures of the administration of President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr.

These measures were already transmitted to the Senate.

“We authorized our committees to continue working during the recess consistent with the firm commitment of the House of Representatives to approve priority measures agreed upon in the LEDAC (Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council) meetings that would give flesh to the 8-Point Socio-Economic Agenda of the national government,” Speaker Romualdez said. (END)