Manila Rep. Cristal Bagatsing felt mixed emotions on last day of 18th Congress

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Manila Rep. Cristal Bagatsing felt both sad and happy on her last working day as a lawmaker.

Bagatsing, who also served as Deputy Majority Leader, said she faced a lot of challenges during her term as she was one of those who led deliberations on measures to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

Because of this, she had mixed feelings on the last working day of the 18th Congress.

She was happy because she had been productive during her two terms, but she was sad because she would no longer be able to continue the programs she started in 2016.

“Masaya tayong iiwan natin ang Kongreso na naging produktibo ang nakaraang dalawang termino, ngunit malungkot na hindi na natin maipagpapatuloy ang mga nasimulan natin simula pa noong 2016,” she said on Facebook.

She thanked the House of Representatives leadership and secretariat for hosting a program for outgoing lawmakers.

She also expressed gratitude to all those she had worked with, including fellow lawmakers and stakeholders.