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june23.2013_bNeophyte Congressmen set to undergo legislative course

june23.2013_bNeophyte Congressmen set to undergo legislative course

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Neophyte Congressmen set to undergo legislative course
Bearing full enthusiasm and the desire to be effective legislators, some 31 neophytemembers of the House of Representatives of the incoming 16
th
Congress have enlisted for the Executive Course on Legislation. They will be the very first batch to undergo thistraining, which is set for Monday, June 24, at the Executive House of the University of thePhilippines in Diliman, Quezon City.“This is a historic initiative of the House of Representatives under the leadership of Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr.,” House Secretary General, Atty. Marilyn Barua-Yap,announced today.The four-day executive course, Atty. Barua-Yap said, is a collaborative undertakingof the House of Representatives and the University of the Philippines National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG) led by Dean Edna E.A. Co.Speaker Belmonte’s desire to optimize the potentials and ideas of each member of the 286-member chamber, especially the new and young legislators, is the moving spirit behind his strong support for this historic initiative, she said.“We appreciate the readiness and determination of the new batch of legislators togain knowledge and experience through the open and intelligent sharing of ideals andinsights with their more experienced and knowledgeable colleagues, as well as with highlyrespected members of the academe,” the House official said.There are three major objectives of the course, namely to: 1) Gain substantialworking knowledge of the theories, concepts, and dynamics of legislation that they needin performing their lawmaking role; 2) Appreciate the value of legislation in the context of Philippine development, in general and the development challenges of their legislativedistricts in particular; and 3) Understand the dynamics of the legislative process and of themanagement of relationships with peers, executive agencies, civil society organizations,international development agencies and their constituents.The vital topics covered by the 4-day executive course include: The PhilippineAdministrative System; The Philippine Development Plan and the Economy; ThePhilippine Development Assistance Fund; The Rules and the challenges facing PhilippineLegislators; The National Legislative Process; the National Budget process; and the roleof congress in the budget process.Other essential topics are about the following: Negotiating the legislative mill; thetransition from platforms to legislative agenda; Working with the Executive agencies to
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