House leaders defend performance of 17th Congress after a year

Leaders in the House of Representativeson Mondaydefended the chamber's legislative performance during the first regular session of the 17th Congress, which appeared to be not as productive as the previous two Congresses in terms of bills processed per day and laws enacted. In a press conference, Deputy Speakers Gwendolyn Garcia of Cebu and Fredenil Castro of Capiz and Quirino Rep. Dakila Cua said the statistics were not enough to prove that the current Congress was not as productive as its predecessors. According to the latest statistical data covering the period July 25, 2016 to May 31, 2017, the House in its first regular session was able to process 1,247 measures in its 97 s...

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