House leaders defend work as data show less bills passed

MANILA -- The House of Representatives' 17th Congress has processed fewer measures every day compared to the first years of the Congresses under the Aquino administration. But, for Deputy Speaker Gwendolyn Garcia, this should not be used to measure the House's productivity because the numbers should not be "compared on an apple-to-apple basis." "You also have to look at the measures that will be passed," Garcia said in a press briefingon Monday, where House leaders reported the 17th Congress' accomplishment. "Perhaps, what should be looked at is what kind of measures that we passed, whether this be in bills or resolutions, would the resolutions or bills passed have affected ...

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