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Albano to colleagues: ‘Campaign all you want’ for 2016 but do your duties first

Nov 23, 2015 @ 12:33

Isabela 1st District Rep. Rodolfo Albano III is appealing to his fellow lawmakers to attend the remaining sessions of the 16th Congress before focusing their time and effort preparing for the 2016 elections.

Albano, himself a re-electionist, underscored the need for quorum in House sessions in passing vital legislations, such as those concerning poverty alleviation and promoting employment.
He noted that “obviously, the national and local elections next year is foremost in the minds of my fellow legislators.”

“All I ask is for my colleagues to focus on and dedicate their time to pass urgent and vital legislation in the remaining nine session days of the House. After their legislative duties are done, they can campaign all they want for 2016,” Albano pointed out in a statement.

“So much to do with very little time left, but we must do our utmost,” he added.

The Isabela lawmaker said he understands that every lawmaker has to attend to his constituents, but reiterated that it is their primary duty to attend sessions and actively participate in debates and discussions of measures, both of local and national importance.

“We have to make the most out of remaining session days in Congress. Let us cooperate and help the House leadership make the quorum to enable the Lower House to transact its business,” Albano stressed.

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