Friday, March 9, 2012
JDV urges to run either in Senate or House
When asked incase he runs and wins the congressional seat in the 4th congressional district of Pangasinan, would he reclaims his old post as speaker: “Speakership is a thankless task, and there would be problems and risks. But by and large I think he (Incumbent Speaker Sonny Belmonte) has done a good job and he is doing a good job”. Belmonte he said has been successful in passing legislation for the Aquino Administration, and was successful in forming coalition among smaller political parties. “In a sense he is doing well”. During de Venecia’s tenures in the speakership, he authored classic laws like Build Operate and Transfer Law (precursor of the Public-Private-Ownership) which has built railways, electric power plants, airports, markets and infrastructure worth more than $30 billion at no cost to the Philippine government, the US Bases Economic Conversion that turned Clark, Subic, Camp John Hay, La Union’s Wallace Field into free ports and special economic zones and Forth Bonifacio into a satellite city. He was responsible also in forming the rainbow coalition among seven rambunctious political parties for a critical collaboration with the presidency of Fidel V. Ramos -- who has a minuscule allies in the August Chamber when he wins the presidency with only 24 percent share of the national vote to boot.