Congress has passed 179 measures on third and final reading, of which seven were signed into law, since June last year.
The House of Representatives went on its Lenten break last week on the back of an unprecedented public satisfaction rating of 63 percent in the latest Social Weather Stations survey.
“Not only did our leader, Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, get the highest increase among government officials, the House of Representatives has finally regained the public’s trust and now ranks as one of the most satisfactory government institutions,” Majority Leader and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez said.
“What warms our hearts is the fact that all this hard work did not go unnoticed by our people. For the first time ever, a huge majority of our constituents gave a big thumbs up to the work performed by the House of Representatives,” he added.
The lawmakers will resume session on May 4.
“As we go on our regular break, let me commend my colleagues in the 18th Congress for a job well done. We could not have performed such an unprecedented feat without the help of each and every member of the House of Representatives,” the Leyte legislator said.
Romualdez is the president of Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats party and Philippine Constitution Assembly.
“The work ethic of this Congress is truly admirable. Under the leadership of Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, your representatives performed beyond the call of duty to help President Rodrigo Duterte fulfill his promise to our people,” he said.
“We are notch away from ‘A’ territory rating after a vote of confidence by Standard & Poor’s (S&P) upgrading the country’s credit rating from ‘BBB’ to ‘BBB+’ with a stable outlook because of the robust economic growth,” he said.