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7:17 pm on 20 August 2022, Saturday
The leadership of the House of Representatives is fostering tighter coordination with Malacañang and the Senate to prevent even a single presidential veto of bills to be approved by the 19th Congress.
House Majority Leader Manuel Jose "Mannix" Dalipe said the closer coordination would smoothen the process and guarantee better linkages, synergy and coordination to fast-track, facilitate and harmonize the passage of vital measures.
"We are closely coordinating with Malacañang and the Senate so that we can avoid vetoing of a measure which is a waste of time and resources. Under the leadership of Speaker Martin, we are working with our counterparts to ensure the smooth passage of important bills," Dalipe said.
“With the leadership of Senate under Migz Zubiri, Speaker of the House Martin Romualdez, ang ating President, mahal na Pangulong Bongbong Marcos, mas maganda ito, we will be able to achieve more for the legislative agenda,” Dalipe said.
Meanwhile, Marikina City Rep. Stella Luz Quimbo, senior vice chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, bared that she attended the first Legislative-Executive
Development Advisory Council (LEDAC)- Technical Working Group (TWG) to expedite the approval of Marcos' priority bills and ensure that government resources will not be wasted.
"Most important iyung statement ng ating mahal na Speaker, sabi niya it is very important at this point in time of course not only effective legislation but cost-effective legislation. In other words, ayaw nating magkaroon ng veto, magastos ang vetoed bill. Ang sabi ni Speaker let us use the LEDAC as a platform to ensure that our
legislation [will be approved with dispatch]," Quimbo said.
During the LEDAC-TWG meeting, Quimbo said that eight of its 19 legislative priority measures of Marcos were already
approved on third and final reading by the 18th Congress.
She said these measures are eligible for swift approval under Rule 10, Section 48 of the House of Representatives.
Quimbo said using this particular rule would greatly hasten consideration and endorsement by any committee of any covered bill and its eventual plenary approval.
"At the same time, may eight measures out of 19 that had already been approved on third reading by last Congress," Quimbo said.