House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Monday underscored the importance of the chamber’s oversight functions to ensure that the legislative agenda of President Duterte are effectively implemented.
“We have to start moving to the oversight functions so that the implementation can be attended to and we would like to help the Executive department focus and to see what are the problems of implementation,” she added.
In an interview, Arroyo said Congress is now at the final months as it has only six months before it ends by June next year.
Under the legislative calendar of the 17th Congress, Congress is expected to adjourn on December 14 for Christmas holidays.
The session will again resume on January 15 to February 8. But it will take another break on February 9 to May 19 for the midterm elections.