Sen. Alan emphasizes government’s duty to “promote good and prevent evil” at 5th LEDAC

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano on Tuesday drove legislative initiatives aimed at strengthening the country’s economy during the 5th Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) meeting, emphasizing that it is the government’s duty to “promote good and prevent evil.”

The senator shared this statement along with a photo on his official Facebook page at Malacañang Palace where the President convened the council to discuss priority measures on June 25, 2024.

Cayetano serves as one of the members from the legislatives of the LEDAC, which facilitates high-level policy discussions on crucial issues and concerns affecting national development and advises the national economic and planning agency on essential programs and policies.

Details regarding the bills discussed and the outcome of the meeting between senators and congressmen have not been disclosed as of now.

Several of Cayetano’s legislative measures as chairperson of the Senate Committee on Science and Technology were included in the LEDAC Common Legislative Agenda (CLA), with a target for passage by the end of June 2024. Notable among these were the Open Access in Data Transmission Act and the E-Governance Act, among others.

The Open Access in Data Transmission Act seeks to enhance the Philippines’ digital infrastructure by expanding access to data services. This legislation aims to boost connectivity, spur innovation, attract investments, and create jobs across multiple sectors.

“We can no longer afford to be in the dark ages when it comes to the internet and its accessibility to each and every Filipino,” Cayetano said.

Cayetano also advocated for the E-Governance Act, citing the lengthy and often frustrating process of accessing government services and assistance. 

He described it as a “game changer” that would expedite government services and reduce opportunities for corruption.

“We must see e-governance as a blessing to our country because it makes government services more efficient, less prone to corruption, and more inclusive,” he said.

Cayetano’s active participation in the LEDAC meeting underscores his commitment to legislative measures that drive economic growth and improve the quality of life for Filipinos.

With his continued leadership and dedication, these legislative initiatives are poised to be given priority in the Senate when it reconvenes on July 22, coinciding with the State of the Nation Address (SONA).


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