BY GERRY LEE GORIT
MAMBAJAO, Camiguin — Congressman-elect Jurdin Jesus “JJ” Romualdo of the lone district of Camiguin has vowed to push for economic reforms and support the legislative agenda of the incoming administration of President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr.
Romualdo, who took his oath of office together with other elected officials in the province before Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel H. Gaerlan on Sunday, June 26, held at the newly-inaugurated Provincial Capitol building in the municipality of Mambajao.
Romualdo told reporters he already discussed the matter with Majority Floor Leader and incoming House Speaker Martin Romualdez and gave his commitment to support the economic bills that were on top of the new administrations agenda. Romualdezv flew in to witness the oathtaking ceremony.
“We [in Congress] will work together in putting in place the economic programs of the new administration, especially in the first three years of the Marcos Jr. presidency,” Romualdo said.
Aside from the economic bills, Romualdo is also seeking Congress’ passage of the bill on solid waste management which he considers to be vital in revitalizing the tourism industry especially after the slack brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.
“There’s a need to strengthen our resolves in making sure that we maintain a clean environment with stringent policies on waste disposal as this is the primary concern besetting the tourism industry,” he said.
The Romualdos have ruled and shaped for almost three decades the political landscape of Camiguin, an island province and the premier tourism hotspot in northern Mindanao.
“The problem on waste disposal is not only confined in our province which a major tourist destination, but throughout the country,” Romualdo added.