President Marcos assured of House backing in digital transformation

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President Bongbong Marcos’ priority legislation gained traction after the House of Representatives reiterated its commitment to back up the Chief Executive’s eagerness for a bullish economy via information superhighway.

The E-Government and E-Governance Act, which aims to bolster the country’s digital transformation and fuel growth momentum, will be on the chamber’s priority list, according to House Speaker Martin Romualdez.

Romualdez accompanied Mr. Marcos in the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Session will resume Monday after a month-long holiday recess.

“The House of Representatives remains committed to pass the priority legislations of President Marcos, including measures for digitalization in both government and private transactions that would bolster efficiency, productivity, and security,” Romualdez said Thursday. He was responding to the President’s emphasis on digitalization as a key driver for the Philippines’ long-term development and economic transformation post-pandemic.

Moreover, Romualdez pledged that the House would expedite the passage of measures to accelerate digitalization, something the President highlighted at the WEF as a critical component in maintaining the country’s growth momentum.

“Establishment of the framework for digital transformation will undoubtedly help to enhance the prospect of the Philippines as an investment hub that President Marcos has successfully built up in Davos,” he added.

The twin bills, whose principal authors include Romualdez and presidential son Ilocos Norte Rep. Sandro Marcos, were among the priority bills outlined by the President in his first State of the Nation Address since taking office last July.

Romualdez earlier this month vowed that the House under his leadership would work even harder to pass all 12 remaining priority bills this year.

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