Speaker Romualdez thanks Pinoys for high satisfaction rating

SPEAKER Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez thanked Filipinos on Thursday for showing their continued satisfaction over the legislative chamber’s performance, as reflected by the results of the Pulso ng Pilipino tracking survey. 

“I am mighty humbled by the feedback of our kababayans on the work that the House has produced the past few weeks. We in the House will show our gratitude to Filipinos by working at an even higher pace to close out the year,” Speaker Romualdez said in a statement. 

“Wala po kaming balak tumigil sa pagtatrabaho upang makamit natin ang inaasam na magandang bukas. We are hyperfocused on completing the legislative master plan of President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ R. Marcos Jr., no matter the extraneous noise that come our way,” added the Leyte 1st District representative.  

The leader of the 300-plus strong House of Representatives was referring to the results of the Pulso ng Pilipino tracking survey of The Issues and Advocacy Center (The CENTER). 

Figures from the survey, which was carried out during the period of September 23 to 30, showed that Romualdez’s net satisfaction rating for the third quarter of 2023 rose by 5 percentage points to 60% (70% satisfied, 10% dissatisfied), when compared to the second quarter.  

“This is also the highest performance rating posted by an incumbent Speaker in the history of the Lower House,” The CENTER said. 

The CENTER further said that Speaker Romualdez and Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri are credited for leading their respective chambers in support of the legislative agenda of the administration. 

The survey period covered the House’s passage on third and final reading of the P5.768-trillion General Appropriations Bill (GAB) or proposed national budget for 2024 last Sept. 27. 

That same day, Speaker Romualdez announced that the House passed on third and final reading all 20 Legislative Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) priority bills targeted for approval by both Houses of Congress by the end of December 2023. 

This meant that the Romualdez-led chamber finished its task three months ahead of schedule. 

Although the House is currently on a five-week recess, the leadership has allowed committees to hold hearings so they may continue to hold briefings on various issues and tackle important measures.