Speaker Martin G. Romualdez on Monday expressed his gratitude to the officers, employees, and staff of the House of Representatives for their hard work and dedication to duty as he also acknowledged their indispensable contribution in advancing the chamber’s legislative agenda.
“We in the House of Representatives are successful as we are because of your hard work here,” Romualdez said in his message after the flag-raising rites.
But more than just words of appreciation, Romualdez vowed to recognize their services with a practical gesture so they can have a joyful celebration of Christmas with their families and loved ones.
“I’m here…para maging mas masaya ang Pasko natin,” Romualdez said, to the cheering audience.
Addressing the Secretariat, the congressional staff, and employees, Romualdez stressed that the performance of the House of Representatives depends largely on the quality of service that they render to the members of the House and the leaders of the chamber.
Among others, Romualdez cited the completion of the bicameral conference committee’s task to reconcile the differing provisions in the House and Senate versions of the proposed 2023 national budget.
“The most important and biggest piece of legislation, the National Budget for 2023, we are about to conclude. And it is again to great credit to all of you here…. You made this all possible,” Romualdez said, noting this was accomplished in the least amount of time.
“The efficiency, the hard work, the diligence, and the scrutiny you have employed in its passage has gone a long way to make our country stronger and to provide a brighter future to all Filipinos,” Romualdez added.
Romualdez reminded the House officials and employees that other pending bills need to be attended to before the House adjourns its session on December 16.
“We have other legislation in the works. I implore you that these last remaining days of 2022, let’s keep on pushing hard because we’ve done so much thus far and we will get this year through with so many accomplishments,” Romualdez said.
Earlier, Romualdez committed that the House would pass the priority bills of Malacañang that will boost the Marcos administration’s “Agenda of Prosperity,” the core mission of the country’s “economic transformation towards inclusivity and sustainability.”
Romualdez assured the House employees and staff that all their hard work would not be in vain.
“We want to make sure that all of you who worked very hard, would have a merry, merry Christmas. And so I wish that to all of you,” Romualdez said.