Rep. Scott Davies S. Lanete (3rd District, Masbate) has filled House Bill No. (HBN) 5623 for the construction of additional expressways in Southern Luzon.

Under HBN 5623, Lanete is pushing to expand the reach of South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and Star Tollway in order to promote optimum growth among the regions located in Southern Luzon. In addition, the bill seeks to improve the tourism industry of the region.

"In order to pursue optimum opportunity for development among the regions, there is the need to give attention to Southern Luzon by constructing additional expressways that would make areas as far as Sorsogon Province more accessible by road and will achieve progress," Lanete said.

Laneta adds that there are only two expressways leading to Southern Luzon, SLEX and Star Tollway, and these two combine lead up to Batangas only. In contrast, expressways leading to Northern Luzon cover around five provinces.