Nagpakilala na! Velasco initiates meeting with Senate leaders before session resumes
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Nagpakilala na! Velasco initiates meeting with Senate leaders before session resumes

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Speaker Lord Allan Jay Velasco led ranking House officials in meeting with their Senate counterparts Thursday (November 5) to start crafting a common legislative agenda for Congress following a contentious speakership row.

The meeting, which was held at EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, was attended by Senate President Vicente Sotto III, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto, Senate Finance Committee chair Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara, House Majority Leader Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, House Committee on Appropriations chair Eric Yap, and House Minority Leader Joseph Stephen “Caraps” Paduano.

Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri and Minority Leader Franklin Drilon also joined the meeting via videoconferencing app Webex.

In a statement, Velasco said he was looking forward to a “new era of cooperation” between the House of Representatives and the Senate.

“We have a good working relationship with the Senate, and everyone is united,” Velasco said. “We are confident that we can pass responsive laws that will help our countrymen rise above this pandemic before the year ends.”

Topmost on Congress’ agenda for the resumption of session on November 16 is the passage of the proposed P4.5-trillion national budget for 2021.

Velasco said the House also requested the Senate to prioritize the passage of the proposed Magna Carta for barangay workers, as well as the proposed Internet Transactions Act.

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