Byline: Cathy Rose A. Garcia and Jennee Grace U. Rubrico
Congress resumes session today after a one-month break, with the House of Representatives giving top priority to the approval of the proposed Securitization Act and Omnibus Housing and Urban Development Act.
The Senate, meanwhile, will give priority to the absentee voting and dual citizenship bills, Senate President Franklin M. Drilon said.
Mandaluyong Rep. Neptali M. Gonzales II, majority floor leader, said yesterday the House leadership is determined to approve two priority measures of the Macapagal-Arroyo administration before the next congressional break in June.
"The Securitization bill, we can tackle it within the week. Perhaps we can also pass the Department of Housing bill. But realistically, we won't be able to approve it immediately," he said in a telephone interview.
However, Mr. Gonzales said he does not expect any major bill to be approved within the first few days of session. There are still several congressmen who want to question the provisions of House Bill No. 4453, the bill …