28 bills iden­ti­fied as pri­or­ity mea­sures

Sun.Star Cebu - - NATION -

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.

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