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A first for the House C.R.O.S.S.R.O.A.D.S Jonathan De la Cruz 10/24/2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

A first for the House

Jonathan De la Cruz
Our congratulations to Speaker Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte Jr. and the House of Representatives’ Secretariat headed by Secretary General Marilyn Barua-Yap for coming out with a book on the proposed legislative agenda for the 15th Congress. The book entitled Promoting Good Governance, Ensuing Sustainable Growth and Achieving Social Justice is the product of a workshop initiated by Barua-Yap with assistance from senior members of the secretariat and an array of resource persons which resulted in this compendium of reports on the concerns and challenges to sustainable development requiring, in the main, legislative action. Seen from the eyes and, of course, experience of the work horses of the legislature, i.e., the secretariat staff, it is essentially a road map outlining the issues-of-the-day, their history, as it were, and the proposed action measures to be taken to get these through the legislative mill. Thanks to Barua-Yap and her boss, Speaker Belmonte and members of the 15th Congress, this book can provide the benchmark, so to speak, on which they and, of course, the Aquino administration’s first three years in office will be judged by our people. This must be the first time in recent memory that the Lower House has put together such a compendium which can only augur well for our people at a time when government is expected to be more proactive and, yes, creative in providing the much needed impetus for change and recovery as the world grapples with a thousand and one issues standing in the way of sustainable growth and development with social justice..... MORE

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