Philippines legislative measures 2023

March 7, 2024

A total of 20 legislative measures were approved by the Legislative executive development advisory (LEDAC), presided by the President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., includes,

• The Amendments of the BOT Law/PPP bill.

• National Disease Prevention Management Authority.

• Internet Transactions Act/E-Commerce Law.

• Health Emergency Auxillary Reinforcement Team (Heart) Act.

• Formerly Medical Reserve Corps.

• Virology Institute of the Philippines.

• Mandatory ROTC and NSTP.

• Revitalizing the Salt Industry.

• Valuation Reform.

• E-Government/E-Governance,.

• Ease of Paying Taxes.

LEDAC serves as a consultative and advisory body to the President on certain programs and policies essential to the realization of the goals of the national economy.

Also being targeted to be passed late this year are:

• The National Government Rightsizing Program.

• Unified System of Separation/Retirement and Pension of MUPs.

• LGU Income Classification.

• Waste-to-Energy bill.

• New Philippine Passport Act.

• Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers.

• National Employment Action Plan.

• Amendments to the Anti-Agricultural Smuggling Act.

• The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas-endorsed Bank Deposit Secrecy.

• Anti-Financial Account Scamming Act (AFASA) bills.

The other priority measures include:

• The Passive Income and Financial Intermediary Taxation Act (PIFITA).

• National Land Use Act (NALUA).

• Enabling Law for the Natural Gas Industry.

• Apprenticeship Law.

• Philippine Ecosystem and Natural Capital Accounting System (PENCAS).

• Government Financial Institutions Unified Initiatives to Distressed Enterprises for Economic Recovery (GUIDE).

• Free Legal Assistance for Police and Soldiers.

• Negros Island Region.

• Leyte Ecological Industrial Zone.

• Eastern Visayas Development Authority.

• Philippine Immigration Bill.

• Comprehensive Infrastructure Development Master Plan.

• Magna Carta of Barangay Health Workers.

Five bills are in various stages of the legislative process:

• Budget Modernization Bill.

• Amendments to the Electric Power Industry Reform Act.

• Department of Water Resources.

• National Defense Act.

• Amendments to the Universal Healthcare Act.

On top of the SONA priority bills, several legislative measures are also being proposed for inclusion in the common legislative agenda (CLA).

The CLA is a list of priority legislative measures of the Executive and Legislative branches of government, which the Council has agreed to actively pursue to be passed in Congress.

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