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batch of new lawmakers to attend course on legislation
A second batch of forty-four (44) new members of the House of Representatives will participate in the four-day Executive Course on Legislation which starts on Monday, July 8.“I am really proud of the interest and readiness of our neophyte colleagues to learn andshare their fresh insights on how to be effective legislators,” said re-elected Quezon CityRep. Feliciano Belmonte, Jr. who is the hands-down choice to retain the post of House Speaker in the 16th Congress.The four-day course, to be held at the Andaya Hall of the Batasan complex, is acollaborative initiative of the House of Representatives under Belmonte and the University of thePhilippines-National College of Public Administration and Government (UP-NCPAG) led byDean Edna E. A. Co.The HRep-UP-NCPAG Project Team is led by Co as Course Director together with HouseSecretary General Marilyn Barua-Yap as well as course consultants Dr. J. Prospero De Vera III,Prof. Dan Saqguil and House Deputy Secretary General Edgardo Pangilinan, coordinators, atraining facilitator and assistants.Aside from Co and Yap, other speakers or resource persons include DPWH USec. RomeoS. Momo; former Rep. and incoming DOH Undersecretary Janette L. Garin; former DeputySpeaker Lorenzo “Erin” Tañada III, former Rep. Edcel C. Lagman, Rep. Mel Senen S. Sarmientoand Rep. Karlo Alexei B. Nograles.The course would enable participants to gain substantial working knowledge of thetheories, concepts, and dynamics of legislation to assist them in performing their law-makingroles; appreciate the value of legislation in the context of Philippine development, in general, andthe development challenges of their legislative districts, in particular; as well as understand thedynamics of the legislative process and the management of relationships with peers, executiveagencies, civil society organizations, international development agencies and their constituents.The topics to be discussed include the Philippine administrative system; the Philippinedevelopment plan and the constituents; the roles and challenges facing legislators; the national budget process; the dynamics of legislation; working with peers and institutions withinthe HRep.; parliamentary procedures and House Rules; communicating with constituents, thenation and the world; platforms of legislative agenda; and the Priority Development AssistanceFund.The executive course on legislation for the first batch of 32 new member-participantsopened at the Executive House, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City last June 24in the presence of UP President Alfredo Pascual and Speaker Belmonte. The succeeding sessionsand the closing rites were held at the Andaya Hall from June 25th to the 27th. (30)
NR # 3156BJULY 6, 2013

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