28 bills identified as priority measures
Some 28 bills have been identified by the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (Ledac) as priority measures during a meeting yesterday, Malacañang said on Thursday.
“Common legislative agenda [has been] approved during the Ledac meeting,” Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said in a statement sent to Palace reporters.
The common legislative agenda is composed of 28 bills that should be prioritized by both the Senate and the House of Representatives.
Bills certified as urgent were the proposed Unified National Identification System Act; Security of Tenure bill; Utilization of the Coconut Levy Fund; proposed National Transport Act; proposed Budget Reform Act; amendments to the Anti-Cyber Crime Act; amendments to the Agricultural Tariffication Act of 1996; amendment to Public Service Act; Government Procurement Reform Act amendments.
Other bills that were identified urgent and now in advanced stages of legislation were Comprehensive Tax Reform; National Land Use Act; Rightsizing of the National Government; Amendments to the Free Irrigation Act; and proposed Fast Business Permit Act.
Ledac also identified proposed federalism; People’s Broadcasting Corporation Charter bill; Genuine Agrarian Reform bill; amendments to Build-Operate-Transfer law; proposed Land Administration Reform Act; Delination of the Specific Forest Limits; Free Higher Education Act; proposed Enhanced Universal Health Care Act; and proposed Allowable System Loss Act as priority bills.
The remaining priority bills that were in advanced stages of legislation were National Mental Health Care Delivery System; Occupational Safety and Health Hazards Compliance; Strengthening the Balik-Scientist Program; Philippine Qualifications Framework; and Social Security amendments.