People expect elected lawmakers to debate on development agenda PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 07 December 2013 11:17

Filipinos expect elected lawmakers to debate on actions that will address key issues in the government’s development agenda, Malacañang said Friday.

Presidential Communications Operations Office head Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. also said the administration would rather that Congress devote quality time for priority legislation.

“What we can probably say is people would expect from elected lawmakers actions that will address the key issues that are in the forefront of our development agenda,” Coloma said in a media briefing.

He added that debates should address how appropriate laws may be enacted so national policy can be implemented toward the improvement of the lives of the people.

Meanwhile, Coloma said the government’s law enforcement agencies and prosecutorial arm will enforce the law if some individuals have run afoul of it.

“Our government law enforcement agencies and our government prosecutorial arm in the Department of Justice has a continuing mandate to enforce and implement the law. If there is any finding that certain individuals or groups have run afoul of the law they are expected to do their job,” he said when asked if the government will probe accusations recently raised against some lawmakers.