Speaker Romualdez vows to work hard as House survey rating rises

September 10, 2023 Ryan Ponce Pacpaco 128 views

SPEAKER Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez on Sunday vowed to continue working hard in the wake of the high rating of the House of Representatives in the recent OCTA Research poll.

“I thank our people for recognizing the work we do at the House of Representatives for them and the nation under the Marcos administration.

That will inspire us to push on and even work harder to remain worthy of their trust,” Speaker Romualdez, leader of the 311-strong House of Representatives, said.

Speaker Romualdez said he is deeply grateful that the public appreciates what he and the House have been doing in terms of passing the necessary legislative measures to support the prosperity agenda of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romualdez Marcos Jr.

He is also grateful in exercising their oversight power to fight inflation and keep prices down so that basic goods will be affordable by the people, especially the poor.

“We have already made some headway, and we will carry on with those tasks with more vigor until we have achieved the goals we have set out to do,” Speaker Romualdez said.

The Speaker added that in particular, he and the House would remain focused on stabilizing the prices of rice, onions and other staples and helping those adversely affected by government measures to keep commodity prices low, such as retailers, small traders and market stallholders.

He pointed out that they would also address the supply and production side of the commodity prices issue in terms of supporting agriculture and other related sectors with appropriate funding in the national budget and overseeing program implementation by relevant agencies.

“Needless to say, if there is enough supply, we would not be having problems with prices,” he stressed.

The recent OCTA Research survey showed that 54 percent of the respondents were satisfied with the performance of the House of Representatives.

Only nine percent were dissatisfied, while 36 percent were undecided.

Trust for the House was at 55 percent, while distrust was at seven percent.