PNoy presents 13 priority bills to LEDAC (16 August 2011) — List of proposed measures

President Benigno Aquino III presented on Tuesday thirteen additional priority measures to members of the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) for inclusion in the administration’s agenda this year. These include the highly-debated Reproductive Health (RH) Bill and the proposed measure for househelpers.

PNoy at LEDAC MeetingMalacañang said the priority bills, 6 of which had earlier been announced by President Aquino in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) last July 25, were processed and determined by the Cabinet Clusters.

The new proposed measures, on top of the 22 bills submitted during the first LEDAC meeting last February, are consistent with the administration’s policy directions as laid out in the Philippine Development Plan (PDP), in pursuit of the Aquino administration’s 16-point agenda or Social Contract with the Filipino People, the Palace added.

The following are the additional priority measures presented by PNoy to members of the LEDAC on August 16:
  1. An Act Amending Republic Act No. 9372 (Human Security Act of 2007)
  2. An Act Amending Republic Act No. 7306 (People’s Television Network)
  3. An Act Amending Presidential Decree No. 269 (Rural Electrification Program)
  4. An Act Restructuring the Excise Tax on Alcohol and Tobacco Products
  5. An Act Providing for the Delineation of the Specific Forest Limits of the Public Domain
  6. An Act Granting Broader Protection for Consumers
  7. Bills on Protecting Individual Personal Data in Information and Communications Systems in the Government and in the Private Sector
  8. An Act Reorganizing the Philippine Statistical System
  9. An Act Imposing Stiffer Penalties for Stealing or Tampering Government Risk Reduction and Preparedness Equipment, Accessories, and Other Facility Items
  10. An Act Providing for Additional Benefits and Protection to the Househelpers
  11. An Act Expanding the Coverage of the Science and Technology Scholarship Program
  12. An Act Amending Republic Act No. 7279 (Twenty Percent Balanced Housing)
  13. Responsible Parenthood, Reproductive Health, and Population and Development
It was the 112th LEDAC meeting. The first LEDAC meeting under the Aquino administration was held last February 28, 2011 wherein the President presented 23 priority bills.