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Salceda to focus on his district’s competitiveness, more crucial nat’l policies

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Albay Rep. Joey Salceda said he will spend his third term in Congress in promoting further the competitiveness of his district and province, and on national “‘legislative imperatives’ primarily fiscal consolidation reforms, agricultural revolution, and social services administration.”

Salceda, who chairs the House Ways and Means Committee of the outgoing Congress, ran uncontested for his third and last term in the May 9 elections. 

He said he owes it to his people’s support to push for the fruition of his ‘Quantum Leap to the Future’ platform, “with the unceasing restlessness that I have persistently invested in public service.”

He has authored crucial national legislations aimed to deliver significant reforms for the country, foremost and most recent of them are the Amendment to the Public Service Act, the Foreign Investments Act, and the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) Act.

“As the new term beckons, we will transform Albay’s capital district into one of the country’s most dynamic metropolises. We will cement this district’s role as the Queen City of the Pacific Coast. We will be obsessed by opportunities. Our district’s success will be the success of this province, this region, and the country,” he said in his proclamation speech on Tuesday.

Salceda said he will focus his efforts to enhance competitiveness with the establishment of the Philippine Science High School Daraga Campus and the uplifting of the Camalig National High School into a center for special programs in sciences.

He also vowed to push for budgetary support to the newly created Bicol University College of Dental Medicine as well as for the operationalization of the new Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital (BRTTH) as the Bicol Regional Hospital and Medical Center.”

The conversion of the BRTTH into a general and subspecialty hospital with 800-bed capacity, dubbed the “PGH of the South,” was made possible by RA 11719, which was authored by Salceda himself and signed recently by President Duterte.


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