Representative Bernadette Herrera, representative of the 1st district of Quezon City, submitted House Bill 4585 on September 8, 2022. This bill sought to adopt a 30-year National Infrastructure Program that included the following provision about the Mindanao Railway:

Sec 12. Core National Infrastructure Projects

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a. Transport and Logistics Infrastructure

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2. Rail and Other Mass Transport

a) Long-haul rail systems

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4) Mindanao Rail Networks, Tagum-Davao-Digos, with extensions to Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, General Santos, Iligan, Surigao, and Zamboanga



Status and summary of the bill

Session No.: 19-1RS-020

Significance: NATIONAL

Date Filed: 2022-09-08

Principal Author/s: HERRERA, BERNADETTE "BH"

Date Read: 2022-09-13


Status: Pending with the Committee on PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS since 2022-09-13


Explanatory note

Key portions of the explanatory note for this bill appears below:

A safe, strong, efficient, and accessible national infrastructure backbone is vital to foster the sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development of the present and future generations of Filipinos. This national infrastructure system should help realize the long-term vision for the Philippines under Ambisyon Natin 2040, by the middle of this centure, as a progressive, mainly middle-class society, where nobody is poor, where citizens enjoy healthy lives, are smart and innovative, and live in a high-trust community.

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In Section 12, the bill provides the initial list and brief description of core national infrastructure projects to be given priority in the 30-Year Program. The list focuses on pipeline projects identified by the concerned Agencies as high priority and conforming to the policies and strategies in Sections 5 to 11.


Text of the bill

The text of the bill is available here.