The House of Representatives under the leadership of Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano vowed on Tuesday to support the administration to institutionalize crucial reforms and deliver on the “campaign promises” of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Cayetano noted that a recent Social Weather Stations survey showed that majority of the Filipinos believes that the President will be able to fulfill most of his promises in the next three years of his term.
He said the President enjoys the “overwhelming support” of the House in pursuing measures to provide a safer and more comfortable life for the Filipinos.
At the resumption of session last week, House leaders reiterated that they will prioritize the passage of the bills creating three key vital departments: Department of Disaster Resilience, Department of Overseas Filipinos and Department of Water.
Cayetano also vowed to pass priority tax measures.
“We have good laws like the Universal Health Care, and Free Tertiary Education Act but we need to ensure that the they are properly funded hence we need to pass all these tax measures,” Cayetano said.