President Marcos lists down 19 bills he wants Congress to prioritize
MANILA, Philippines – Speaking before a 19th Congress dominated by his allies, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. laid out his administration’s priority bills.
Marcos addressed Congress, gathered together for a joint session, during his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City on Monday, July 25.
Here is the list of Marcos’ priority bills:
National Government Rightsizing Program (NGRP)Budget Modernization BillTax Package 3: Valuation Reform BillTax Package 4: Passive Income and Financial Intermediary Taxation Act (PIFITA)E-Government ActInternet Transaction Act or E-Commerce LawGovernment Financial Institutions Unified Initiatives to Distressed Enterprises for Economic Recovery (GUIDE)Medical Reserve CorpsNational Disease Prevention Management AuthorityCreation of the Virology Institute of the PhilippinesDepartment of Water ResourcesUnified System of Separation, Retirement and PensionE-Governance ActNational Land Use ActNational Defense ActMandatory Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) and National Service Training Program (NSTP)Enactment of an Enabling Law for the Natural Gas IndustryAmendments to the Electric Power Industry Reform Act or EPIRA (Republic Act No. 9136)Amendments to the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) Law