Romualdez assesses first 100 days of PBBM – Manila Bulletin

Speaker Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., who is about to reach his first 100 days in office, has done a “great job” so far as a leader, according to House Speaker Martin Romualdez .

Speaker of the House Martin Romualdez (left) looks on as Speaker Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. at the recent UNGA in New York City (Speaker’s office)

“I think the president has done great things…in government, especially in his cabinet, and his policies are very clear,” Romualdez told reporters Thursday morning (October 6) in a chance interview on the sidelines of the coup. sending of the month HRep.

“On behalf of the House of Representatives, we have confirmed its budgetary framework with the Senate. We passed its budget at third reading, so we are on the right track. This is the most important bill, this is the national budget for 2023,” the Leyte 1st District MP said.

The General Appropriations Bill (GAB) of 5.268 billion pesos for 2023 or the proposed national budget is the first full annual expenditure of the Marcos administration.

“So my assessment is that he did a great job and he also did a terrific job engaging our friends in the international community where foreign direct investment (FDI) would come in,” the leader said. in the room.

As proof, Romualdez cited the results of Marcos’ recent trips to Indonesia, Singapore and the United States (US), all of which turned out to be the country’s major trading partners.

“Singapore being the number one source of foreign direct investment has generated so much excitement and they are very happy with his (Marcos) presidency and his administration,” he said.

Romualdez further said he was “very excited” for the Marcos administration to move forward.

“So we are looking for a quick recovery despite all the pressures and the global economy…so we are very excited for his administration. And on behalf of the House, we wholeheartedly support him and wish him good luck and congratulations [on] its first 100 days,” he said of the general manager.

Marcos will celebrate his first 100 days in Malacañang on Saturday October 8th.

Right on Track

In a later statement on Thursday, Romualdez said the Philippines was “on track and sprinting steadily through the first 100 days of the president’s administration.” [Marcos]”.

“Our economy has rebounded from the devastation caused by the global pandemic and has already reached the first stage of a full recovery… The future indeed looks brighter under the Marcos administration. Businesses are now ramping up their business , new jobs are being created and lost jobs are being restored, and economic activities have become vibrant again,” noted Romualdez, who accompanied Marcos on his recent business trips.

Romualdez cited the bilateral meeting between Marcos and US President Joe Biden on the sidelines of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, where the two leaders cemented a stronger security alliance and discussed opportunities to expand cooperation on a wide range of issues, including energy security, climate action and infrastructure.

During his trip to Indonesia, Marcos and Indonesian President Joko Widodo witnessed the signing of agreements on defence, security, creative economy and culture. They also renewed their commitment to enhanced bilateral cooperation as members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

During his state visit to Singapore, Marcos and Prime Minister Lee witnessed the signing and exchange of agreements on counter-terrorism, personal data protection, digital cooperation, resource management in water and investment.

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