Abolish LEDAC, says House minority leader
MANILA - House Minority Leader Ronaldo Zamora wants the Legislative Executive Development Advisory Council or LEDAC abolished from the national budget.
The LEDAC has a budget of over P4 million under the proposed 2014 budget. The council, which is composed of the President, the Cabinet and leaders of Congress, was formed after the passage of a LEDAC law under the Ramos administration.
Zamora said the agency has not been doing anything and has not had a meeting in 3 years.
"If we want a lean and mean government, kailangan yung di nagtratrabaho eh di alisin. Ngayon kung meron silang ibang dahilan kung bakit dapat retain, paliwanag sa amin," he said.
The LEDAC met regularly during the Ramos and Arroyo administrations to hammer out and shepherd the administration's legislative agenda through the legislative mill.
It is supposed to meet next month to work on President Aquino's legislative agenda.
"Sana di sila magmi-meeting sapagkat tumindig kami. Sana may dahilan kung bakit mayrong mga meeting ang LEDAC," the minority leader said.
House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II said the LEDAC met only twice during the 15th Congress.