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SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau



04 June 2019 08:18:51 PM

Former President and now House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo thanked the Members of the House of Representatives of the 17th Congress for their tireless work and dedication. In her speech prior to the sine die adjournment of session of the House in the 17th Congress, Speaker Arroyo expressed gratitude for the support of her colleagues that allowed her to direct the House to achieve genuine milestones in Philippine legislation. She noted that as of July 13, 2018, a total of 250 House Bills have been passed into law. The 250 new laws were among the 880 measures that the chamber approved, which in turn were among the almost 2,500 measures processed. This translates to 45 measures processed a day, which Speaker Arroyo said is a testament to the tough work ethic of the Members of the House. She added that the 880 approved measures include all the bills highlighted by President Rodrigo Duterte in his 2018 State of the Nation Address. / Caption by Czarina Engracia / Photos by Perfecto Camero and Gilbert Engay/ News and Documentation Section-Press and Public Affairs Bureau / House of Representatives of the Philippines