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SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau



13 December 2018 09:51:15 AM

On the same day of the Martial Law extension approval, former President and now Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo announced that the House of Representatives has already passed the entire legislative agenda prioritized by the President as he has stated in his 2018 State of the Nation Address in less than six months. In her closing remarks prior to the Christmas break, Speaker Arroyo emphasized that her concern was not her legacy, but to support the legacy of President Duterte. “[The] country has a good policy framework in place supported by good legislation,” she said. To ensure this, Speaker Arroyo now seeks to pivot from mere policies to implementation. She called on the House Members to be prepared to provide support for the implementing departments and agencies. Speaker Arroyo then told the House Members to enjoy the Christmas break with the assurance that they have done their best and accomplished so much in the short time given to them. | Molie Gonzales/ Perfecto Camero