SENATE Majority Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto III announced that President Rodrigo Duterte will convene next month the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC).
“President Duterte is about to call the LEDAC…I think when Congress resumes,” said Sotto.
Both the Senate and House of Representatives are now on a legislative break and will resume session on November 7.
Sotto’s reaction was sought on Duterte’s statement that he intends to seek the help of both houses of Congress to solve the problem of illegal drugs in the country.
Sotto said the President’s statement was “expected” as he was set to convene the LEDAC.
LEDAC is a consultative and advisory body to the President for programs and policies that are essential to the administration’s goals for national development.
Republic Act 7640, which created the LEDAC, states that the council should meet “at least once every quarter.” The President is the chairman of the 20-member council.