Duterte to convene LEDAC in August: Cabinet secretary

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 24 2019 06:46 PM

President Duterte gives his 4th State of the Nation Address at the House of Representatives on July 22, 2019. Screengrab: RTVM

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte has called for a Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) meeting next month, a Cabinet official said Wednesday as the chief executive hustles to enact more policies before the second half of his term.

The LEDAC is where the president, Cabinet members, Congressional and local leaders discuss the administration's priority legislation and how these would affect the government's national development plan.

Malacañang has already coordinated with Senate President Vicente Sotto III and House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano for the meeting that would likely be held in August, Cabinet Sec. Karlo Nograles told reporters.

Among the legislative priorities expected to be tackled during the LEDAC are the revival of the death penalty, the establishment of a department for overseas Filipino workers, new tax reforms, and other issues Duterte mentioned in his 4th State of the Nation Address.

- report from Joyce Balancio, ABS-CBN News