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OUTSTANDING CONGRESSMAN AWARD

2016


Outstanding Congressman Award 2016

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FOREWORD

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ur Representatives now on its 17th Congress enters an intriguing period with challenges subject to charter changes on our constitution. The interests of the people of independent constituencies pose a crisis towards legislation that will disrupt if not locally, nationally. This burden carried by our Representatives is laden with bobby traps be it for our constitution or the changes that are proposed for the singular purpose of improving the lives of the Filipino as a whole, especially the poor. This is no easy task to say the least. This year’s Outstanding Congressman Award is most sensitive as our awardees are challenged to create the promised change of the new administration that has been elusive for decades. The very positions of our Representatives are made vulnerable due to issues concerning dynasties, oligarchies and economic independence for the districts and the regions. A change towards federalism will require political will, a determination towards its implementation, if not patience. The role and responsibility of our Representatives today is no longer just the traditional legislative mill most have been accustomed to but an ability that requires them to visualize a future fraught with uncertainties. The perception of a better tomorrow is now in the hands of our Representatives. We congratulate the Representatives of the 17th Congress especially the Outstanding Congressman Awardees for 2016 who are at the helm of our countries reconstruction.

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Hon. Salvador B. Belaro, Jr.

Representative, 1-ANG EDUKASYON Party List......................................... 6

Hon. Emi G. Calixto-Rubiano

District Representative, Lone District Of Pasay............................................12

Hon. Nancy A. Catamco

District Representative, North Cotabato, 2nd District..................................18

Hon. Bernadette "BH" Herrera-Dy

Representative, Bagong Henerasyon Party List.............................................24

Hon. Gwendolyn Fiel Garcia

District Representative, Cebu, 3rd District...................................................30

Hon. Scott Davies S. Lanete, M.D. Representative, Masbate, 3rd District..................................................36 Hon. Celso L. Lobregat

District Representative, Zamboanga City, 1st District.................................42

Hon. Dale "Along" R. Malapitan

District Representative, Caloocan City, 1st District......................................48

Hon. Zajid G. Mangudadatu

Representative, 2nd District, Maguindanao..................................................54

Hon. Teodoro "Ted" G. Montoro

Representative, AASENSO Party List..........................................................60

Hon. Henry S. Oaminal

District Representative, Misamis Occidental, 2nd District...........................66

Hon. Florida "Rida" P. Robes

District Representative, San Jose Del Monte City, Lone District.................72

Dr. Michael L. Romero, PhD.

Representative, 1 - PACMAN Party List......................................................78

Hon. Estrellita B. Suansing

Representative, Nueva Ecija, 1st District......................................................84

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Hon. Salvador B. Belaro, Jr. Representative

1-ANG EDUKASYON Party List COMMITTEE VICE CHAIRPERSON Bicol Recovery And Economic Development COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS • Banks and Financial Intermediaries • East Asean Growth Area • Foreign Affairs • Higher and Technical Education

• Human Rights • Justice • Revision Of Laws • Rules

Despite being a neophyte Congressman, there are at least three reasons why Congressman Salvador B. Belaro Jr. of 1-Ang Edukasyon (Una Ang Edukasyon) Party-List deserves the Outstanding Congressman Award. First is his sterling academic credentials. Second is his pre-Congress professional and private sector accomplishments. Third is his legislative output for his past few months in the office. The son of a farmer and a public school teacher, Rep. Belaro is a living testament to his party-list’s motto that “Ang tunay na pag-asa ay nasa edukasyon”. After all, he walks his talk as his life exemplifies how a provincial boy like him used his education not only for his personal upliftment but also for the good of the country. A Valedictorian from Catagbacan, Goa, Camarines Sur, he exhibited national brilliance when as early

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• Small Business & Entrepreneurship Development • Social Services • Economic Affairs

as high school, he was already recognized by the government as one of the 1985 National Outstanding Youth Researcher and as one of CMLI’s Outstanding Student Awardee. He went to the University of the Philippines as a State Scholar where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (Cum Laude) and thereafter, his Bachelor of Laws degree. At the UP College of Law where he was a working student, he was elected Class President of his Class and was an Editorial Board Member of the Philippine Collegian. He also holds a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from Cornell University (New York, U.S.A.) where two of his papers were chosen for international publication. At Cornell, he was also elected Class Representative of the LLM Class of 2004, and was an active member of the New York Student Bar Association and the Cornell Asian Association.


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Rep. Belaro also brings to Congress solid professional and private sector experience. An active practicing lawyer for the past twenty (20) years, he started as an Associate Attorney at the premier law firm of Siguion Reyna Montecillo and Ongsiako Law Office before eventually founding the Belaro & Associates Law Office where he served as Managing Partner, a general practice law firm with strengths in, among others, election practice, litigation, foreign investments and intellectual property. As an active practitioner, he had already appeared in most, if not all, quasi-judicial agencies and all kinds of courts in the country. Two of his cases which reached the Supreme Court is now part of Philippine jurisprudence. At the same time, he was with the academe, having served as a Lecturer and Professor in Political Science and Law subjects at the University of the Philippines, Ateneo De Manila University, University of Caloocan and the Entrepreneurship School of Asia. He was also one of the Lecturers of the IBP National Office for the MCLE for Lawyers, and is the founding Dean of the St. Dominic Savio College of Law in Caloocan City where he taught Constitutional Law and International Law, among others. For a term, he also served as a Commissioner of Bar Discipline of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines. Rep. Belaro was also a prolific author having written for various publications, including the election pamphlet series “YoVoteMe 2010” which was the subject of a COMELEC Resolution recognizing its significant contribution to voters’ education in the country. He also authored the best-selling book “Legal Forms for Entrepreneurs”(National Bookstore, Powerbooks etc.), now on its 5th year of re-printing, which mirrored not only his vast preCongress experience as a former CEO and member of the Board of Directors of his family business of trading and printing but also in rendering legal advice to clients here and abroad.

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In addition, Rep. Belaro was also active in social service organizations such as the Rotary Club and Toastmasters International of which he was a Chapter President As a former Board Member of Pearl S. Buck Philippines, he assisted in the adoption and the granting of educational grants to thousands of orphans and impoverished children all over the country. In short, even before coming to Congress, Rep. Belaro was already an accomplished self-made achiever who is in a league of his own. It is thus not surprising that even with just a few months in office he shines with his legislative output. He started his first day in office with a bang, by filing 30 bills on education, and by his 100th day in office, he had already filed 100 bills, around 90 of which concern the education sector which he represents in Congress.

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It’s not just the number of bills filed which make Rep. Belaro outstanding but also the quality thereof which are reflective of his rich, academic yet private sector-tested, and cosmopolitan background. His bills also mirror his party-list advocacy, which by the way was also his formula in reaching where he is today, that education should not be an end in itself but should be a means not only for personal upliftment but also for the good of the greater majority. Thus, many of his bills (a complete listing of which appears in the website of the House of Representatives) concern the translation of one’s education into opportunities for employment and professional advancement here and abroad, as well as the promotion of entrepreneurship and the strengthening of government capacity to generate educational, professional, employment and business opportunities in a globalized interconnected world. Being a lawyer-educator-businessmanauthor with a global perspective, he delivered bills with just the


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right mix of idealism and pragmatism. Some of these bills which appear visionary but reflective of current global trends is his bill on the creation of education attaches (HB No.04027), the utilization of embassies and consulates abroad as centers of higher and technical-vocational learning (HB No.1439), sister university tieups between local and international universities (HB No.04035), parameters for foreign investment in education (HB No.4227), public-private partnership in education (HB No.4234), education tourism (HB No.4228), Pinoy Overseas Scholarship Act of 2016 (HB No. 4226), ASEAN Integration Action Plan Act of 2016 (HB No. 4244) and the ASEAN Graduate Studies Act of 2016 (HB No. 4257). The rest of the filed bills of Rep. Belaro reflect his concern for the various stakeholders of Philippine education and his understanding of variegated education-related issues - protection of teacher’s rights, contribution of parents, student’s welfare, parents-teachers associations, strengthening the capacity of the various government agencies dealing with education, creation of post-education opportunities for graduates here and abroad, alternative learning systems, education for the handicapped, special education, provision of internet access to schools and, among others, making the Philippine educational system at par

with global standards, in general. In addition, he is commendable for filing three very timely resolutions in Philippine education, viz: HR00073 which called for an investigation on the continuing education gap in the country vis-a-vis ASEAN Integration; HR00074 which called for an investigation on the unliquidated One Billion Pesos Scholarship Fund of the CHED; and HR00075 which asked the House Committee on Basic Education to conduct an investigation, in aid of legislation, on the full implementation of K-12. A bonus, an additional reason why Rep. Belaro deserves the award, is his noteworthy participation, thus far, in the proceedings of the House of Representatives, having actively participated in many plenary and committee proceedings. The Vice-Chairperson of the Bicol Recovery Committee, he is also a member of the Committees on Higher Education, Justice, Revision of Laws, Foreign Affairs, Banks and Financial Intermediaries, Entrepreneurship, Human Rights, Social Services, and East Asia Growth Area. He is also a member of the powerful Committee on Rules which makes him one of the Assistant Majority Leaders of the House of Representatives.

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HOUSE MEASURES SPONSORED/AUTHORED • HB01430 - AN ACT PROMOTING GRADUATE STUDIES AND LIFE-LONG LEARNING IN THE PHILIPPINES

PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

• HB01431 - AN ACT MAKING TESDA CERTIFICATION AS EQUIVALENT TO FIRST LEVEL CIVIL SERVICE ELIGIBILITY

• HB01455 - AN ACT CREATING AN ONLINE LIBRARY AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

• HB01432 - AN ACT GRANTING FREE TUITION FEES TO TEACHERS' DEPENDENTS

• HB01456 - AN ACT STANDARDIZING THE SALARIES OF PRIVATE SCHOOL TEACHERS

• HB01433 - AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING A COLLEGE LOAN PROGRAM

• HB03014 - AN ACT TO ABOLISH THE GOVERNANCE COMMISSION FOR GOCCs REPEALING FOR THE PURPOSE RA 10149 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS 'GOCC GOVERNANCE ACT OF 2011'

• HB01434 - AN ACT PROVIDING ACCIDENT INSURANCE TO TEACHERS AND STUDENTS • HB01435 - AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN EVERY CITY, CAPITAL TOWN OR BIG TOWN IN THE PHILIPPINES • HB01436 - AN ACT SETTING THE MINIMUM FOR INCREASE IN TEACHERS' SALARIES • HB01437 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN EDUCATION MUTUAL FUND • HB01438 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR ALL PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN THE COUNTRY AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB01439 - AN ACT PROVIDING OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS ABROAD ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION AND SKILLS TRAININGS • HB01440 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A COMPUTER AND INTERNET LABORATORY IN ALL PUBLIC ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE COUNTRY AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

• HB03384 - AN ACT POSTPONING THE OCTOBER 2016 BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9164, AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9340 AND REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10656, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB03504 - AN ACT POSTPONING THE OCTOBER 2016 BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9164, AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9340 AND REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10656, PRESCRIBING ADDITIONAL RULES GOVERNING THE CONDUCT OF BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB03570 - AN ACT MAKING TEACHERS WORK FOR ONLY HALF A DAY • HB03605 - AN ACT AMENDING SECTION 13 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 3019, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED THE 'ANTI-GRAFT AND CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT'

• HB01441 - AN ACT GIVING PRIORITY TO RETIRED TEACHERS IN THE AVAILMENT OF GOVERNMENT SERVICES AND PUBLIC UTILITIES

• HB03981 - AN ACT DECLARING OCTOBER 5 OF EVERY YEAR AS NATIONAL TEACHERS DAY

• HB01442 - AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING THE HOLDING OF JOB FAIRS IN ALL COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES, TECHNICAL-VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY

• HB04024 - ACT MANDATING SPECIALIZATION/EXPERTISE DEVELOPMENT OF TEACHERS ALONG SUBJECTS TAUGHT

• HB01443 - AN ACT MANDATING EVERY BARANGAY IN THE COUNTRY TO PROMOTE FULL EMPLOYMENT AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB01444 - AN ACT GRANTING TAX INCENTIVES FOR RESEARCH ACTIVITIES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB01445 - AN ACT GRANTING FREE TUITION FEES TO TEACHERS PURSUING GRADUATE STUDIES

• HB04025 - AN ACT ENHANCING THE DOCTORS TO THE BARRIOS PROGRAM • HB04026 - AN ACT MAKING AGRICULTURE AND RELATED COURSES MORE ATTRACTIVE TO ABATE THREATS TO PHILIPPINE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR AND FOOD SECURITY • HB04027 - AN ACT CREATING AND DESIGNATING EDUCATION ATTACHES IN PHILIPPINE CONSULATES WORLDWIDE • HB04028 - AN ACT MANDATING THE REGULATION OF HOME STUDY PROGRAMS

• HB01446 - AN ACT SYSTEMATIZING, STANDARDIZING AND UNIFYING THE SCHOOL ACCREDITATION PROCESS IN THE PHILIPPINES

• HB04029 - AN ACT ALLOWING KASAMBAHAYS TO ENJOY DISTANCE LEARNING AND HOME-BASED STUDY PROGRAM

• HB01447 - AN ACT CREATING THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

• HB04030 - AN ACT LIBERALIZING THE USE OF LESSON PLANS IN ALL SCHOOLS

• HB01448 - AN ACT GIVING ROAD ACCESS TO ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN THE COUNTRY AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

• HB04031 - AN ACT MANDATING COLLEGE PROFESSORS TO COMPLETE A MASTER'S DEGREE WITHIN THEIR AREA OF EXPERTISE

• HB01449 - AN ACT REGULATING RENTALS OF SCHOOL DORMITORIES AND BOARDING HOUSES

• HB04032 - AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE MARITIME EDUCATION IN THE PHILIPPINES

• HB01450 - AN ACT ALLOWING SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES TO BE EMPLOYABLE BY THE PUBLIC SECTOR

• HB04033 - AN ACT MANDATING THE REGULATION AND STANDARDIZATION OF ONLINE EDUCATION AND E-LEARNING CLASSES

• HB01451 - AN ACT PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION OF TEACHERS WHO ARE UNWED MOTHERS, SINGLE PARENTS AND MEMBERS OF THE LGBT COMMUNITY

• HB04034 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING SCHOOLS FOR DEAF AND BLIND

• HB01452 - AN ACT STANDARDIZING AND REGULATING PRE-SCHOOLS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB01453 - AN ACT GRANTING HARDSHIP ALLOWANCE TO TEACHERS ASSIGNED IN REMOTE AREAS AND PROVIDING FOR OTHER MEASURES FOR THEIR PROTECTION • HB01454 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION CLASSES IN ALL

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• HB04035 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING SISTER SCHOOL LINKAGES WITH ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS AROUND THE WORLD • HB04036 - AN ACT STANDARDIZING THE TENURE OF COLLEGE PROFESSORS • HB04037 - AN ACT REQUIRING TELEPHONE COMPANIES TO GIVE FREE P100 CELLULAR PHONE LOAD TO PUBLIC ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS IN THE COUNTRY


Outstanding Congressman Award 2016 • HB04038 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A STANDARD NUTRITION-BASED MENU FOR ALL PUBLIC ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOL CANTEENS IN THE COUNTRY AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREOF • HB04039 - AN ACT BANNING/REGULATING THE SALE OF SODA DRINKS IN ALL CANTEENS IN PUBLIC ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE COUNTRY AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREOF • HB04040 - AN ACT EXTENDING PUBLIC TRANSPORT FARE DISCOUNTS TO PUBLIC ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS ON OFFICIAL TRIP • HB04041 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A FREE VITAMIN C PROGRAM FOR PUBLIC ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS IN THE COUNTRY AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREOF • HB04042 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NO-HOMEWORK POLICY FOR ALL ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE COUNTRY • HB04043 - AN ACT PROVIDING FREE UMBRELLAS, RAINCOATS AND RAINBOOTS TO PUBLIC ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS IN THE COUNTRY AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREOF • HB04044 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A STANDARD ACADEMIC CALENDAR FOR ALL LEVELS IN ALL SCHOOLS IN THE COUNTRY AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREOF • HB04045 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING REGULAR FINANCIAL PLANNING EDUCATION SEMINARS FOR PUBLIC ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS IN THE COUNTRY

• HB04239 - AN ACT INCLUDING IN THE SCHOOL CURRICULUM LESSONS ON THE PARTY LIST SYSTEM • HB04240 - AN ACT EXEMPTING SMALL TRUCKS FROM ANY TRUCK BAN COVERAGE • HB04241 - AN ACT PROHIBITING TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROVIDERS FROM IMPLEMENTING MISLEADING PROMOS • HB04242 - AN ACT PROHIBITING THE IMPOSITION OF EXCESSIVE LISTING FEES • HB04243 - AN ACT PROHIBITING CONSIGNEES FROM REMITTING SALES TO CONSIGNORS AFTER ONE WEEK FROM ACTUAL PAYMENT • HB04244 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN ASEAN STUDIES AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM • HB04245 - AN ACT TO INTEGRATE LESSONS ON FRIENDLINESS TO TOURISTS IN THE CURRICULUM OF BASIC EDUCATION • HB04246 - AN ACT TO INTEGRATE LESSONS ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION IN THE CURRICULUM OF BASIC EDUCATION • HB04247 - AN ACT TO INTEGRATE LESSONS ON BASIC ROAD COURTESY AND APPROPRIATE STREET BEHAVIOR IN THE CURRICULUM OF BASIC EDUCATION • HB04248 - AN ACT TO INTEGRATE LESSONS ON SOCIAL MEDIA ETHICS IN THE CURRICULUM OF FORMAL EDUCATION

• HB04046 - ACT ESTABLISHING A PROGRAM EXTENDING RICE COUPONS TO PUBLIC ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS IN THE COUNTRY

• HB04249 - AN ACT GRANTING HAZARD PAY TO TEACHERS ASSIGNED IN CONFLICT AREAS AND PROVIDING FOR OTHER MEASURES FOR THEIR PROTECTION

• HB04047 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A FREE ANNUAL HEALTH CHECK-UP PROGRAM FOR PUBLIC ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS IN THE COUNTRY AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREOF

• HB04250 - AN ACT TO INTEGRATE LESSONS ON DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND FIRE DRILLS IN THE CURRICULUM OF FORMAL EDUCATION

• HB04048 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A FREE FLU VACCINATION PROGRAM FOR PUBLIC ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS IN THE COUNTRY AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREOF • HB04069 - AN ACT TO INTEGRATE DRUG PREVENTION EDUCATION IN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM • HB04103 - AN ACT EXEMPTING EMPLOYERS WITH LESS THAN TEN (10) EMPLOYEES FROM SECURING BUSINESS PERMITS FROM THEIR RESPECTIVE CITIES OR MUNICIPALITIES • HB04104 - AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE ROLE OF PARENTS-TEACHERS ASSOCIATION (PTA) IN THE PHILIPPINE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM • HB04225 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A REFERRAL TO CONCERNED AGENCIES OF ACADEMIC RESEARCH OUTPUTS • HB04226 - AN ACT PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO FILIPINO OVERSEAS GRADUATE STUDENTS • HB04227 - AN ACT PROMOTING FOREIGN INVESTMENTS IN PHILIPPINE EDUCATION • HB04228 - AN ACT PROMOTING EDUCATION TOURISM IN THE COUNTRY AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR SUCH PURPOSE • HB04229 - AN ACT SUPPORTING THE TRAINING OF ENGLISH TUTOR AND TOUR GUIDES IN THE COUNTRY • HB04230 - AN ACT EXEMPTING BUSINESSES WITH LESS THAN TEN (10) EMPLOYEES FROM COMPULSORY REGISTRATION WITH GOVERNMENT AGENCIES SUCH AS THE BIR, SSS, AND PHILHEALTH FOR A PERIOD OF THREE (3) YEARS FROM THE COMMENCEMENT OF THEIR BUSINESSES • HB04231 - AN ACT INCORPORATING LESSONS ON TEENAGE PREGNANCY PREVENTION AND POPULATION EDUCATION IN THE CURRICULUM OF BASIC EDUCATION IN THE PHILIPPINES AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB04232 - AN ACT TO GRANT A SPECIAL LEAVE PRIVILEGE FOR A MAXIMUM OF THREE (3) DAYS PER SCHOOL YEAR TO ALL TEACHING PERSONNEL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, AND STATE UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES • HB04233 - AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF MANDATORY PLAY AREAS FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN IN ALL PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN THE COUNTRY • HB04234 - AN ACT PROMOTING PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVES IN THE PHILIPPINE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM • HB04235 - AN ACT PROVIDING PRIVATE SCHOOLS EXPANDED GOVERNMENT SUPPORT AND EASY ACCESS TO CREDIT • HB04236 - AN ACT INCORPORATING ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND BASIC FINANCIAL LITERACY IN ALL TRACKS IN THE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB04237 - AN ACT PROMOTING DIGITAL FLUENCY AMONG FILIPINO STUDENTS BY MANDATING SCHOOLS TO INSTITUTE CURRICULAR REFORMS THAT WOULD INCORPORATE THE SAME IN PREPARATION FOR THE FUTURE • HB04238 - AN ACT PROHIBITING MALLS FROM ALLOWING ENTRY IN THEIR PREMISES SCHOOL CHILDREN IN UNIFORM NOT ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR A RESPONSIBLE ADULT DURING SCHOOL HOURS

• HB04251 - AN ACT TO REQUIRE CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES WITH FAR-FLUNG AREAS TO PROVIDE A SCHOOLBUS OR ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORT SYSTEM FOR KINDERGARTEN AND ELEMENTARY STUDENTS • HB04252 - AN ACT REQUIRING INCREASED POLICE VISIBILITY IN SCHOOLS • HB04253 - AN ACT GIVING ROAD ACCESS TO ALL TOURISM SITES IN THE COUNTRY AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB04254 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR AN ANNUAL RESEARCH COMPETITION AMONG COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES • HB04255 - FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDIES ACT OF 2016 • HB04256 - AN ACT GRANTING A SCHOLAR FOR EVERY FILIPINO FAMILY • HB04257 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A TEN YEAR ASEAN INTEGRATION PLAN AND THE IMPLEMENTATION AND MONITORING THEREOF • HR00073 - A RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE HOUSE COMMITTEES ON BASIC EDUCATION AND HIGHER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION TO CONDUCT INVESTIGATION, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, RELATING TO THE CONTINUING EDUCATION GAP IN OUR COUNTRY VIS-À-VIS THE ON-GOING ASEAN INTEGRATION • HR00074 - A RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE HOUSE COMMITTEES ON GOOD GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY TO CONDUCT INVESTIGATION, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE REPORTED UNLIQUIDATED ONE BILLION PESOS SCHOLARSHIPS FUNDS OF THE COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION (CHED) • HR00075 - A RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE HOUSE COMMITTEES ON BASIC EDUCATION AND THE COMMITTEE ON HIGHER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION TO CONDUCT INVESTIGATION, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE K-12 PROGRAM • HR00145 - RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING FILIPINA WEIGHTLIFTER HIDILYN DIAZ FOR WINNING THE SILVER MEDAL IN THE WOMEN'S 53-KILOGRAM WEIGHTLIFTING COMPETITION OF THE 2016 RIO OLYMPICS AT THE RIOCENTRO PAVILION, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL • HR00250 - A RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON OVERSEAS WORKERS AFFAIRS TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, THE ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS TO ADDRESS THE PLIGHT OF STRANDED OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS IN SAUDI ARABIA • HR00443 - A RESOLUTION URGING SPEAKER PANTALEON D. ALVAREZ THROUGH APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN KARLO B. NOGRALES TO RESTORE THE BUDGET OF THE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR CULTURE AND THE ARTS (NCCA) TO THE 2016 LEVEL WITH AUGMENTATION FOR ADDITIONAL THIRTY-ONE (31) PERMANENT POSITIONS • HR00484 - A RESOLUTION OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONGRATULATING AND COMMENDING REPRESENTATIVE GERALDINE ROMAN FOR BEING HAILED AS ONE OF THE INSPIRING WOMEN OF 2016 BY MOTTO WEBSITE, FROM THE EDITORS OF TIME MAGAZINE • PS00015 - REACTION TO PRESIDENT DUTERTE'S SONA STATEMENT THAT THE PARTY-LIST SYSTEM HAS BEEN ABUSED AND HAS BECOME A MOCKERY OF THE LAW • PS00064 - PROPOSAL FOR HALF-DAY WORK SCHEDULE FOR TEACHERS

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Hon. Emi G. Calixto-Rubiano District Representative Lone District Of Pasay COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON Bases Conversion COMMITTEE VICE CHAIRPERSON Dangerous Drugs

Games and Amusements

Metro Manila Development

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS • Appropriations • National Defense and Security

CONGRESSWOMAN IMELDA “EMI” CALIXTO-RUBIANO born August 16, 1960 is the youngest of five siblings to parents Eduardo M. Calixto (+) and Leonora Gallardo Calixto. She is a two term Representative of the Lone District of Pasay from 2010 – 2016. Her father, the late Eduardo Calixto was a businessman and the former Officer-in-Charge, Office of the Mayor of Pasay City in 1986 and her mother, Leonora, a very loving and dedicated mother and housewife. Emi’s primary and secondary schooling was at the Malate Catholic School where she graduated with honors and was very active in the Student Catholic Action. She graduated from the University of Santo Tomas in 1982 with a degree in Bachelor of Arts Major in Behavioral Science. She also took up Fashion Designing at the International School of Fashion located in Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila. She was

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also a graduate of The Office Procedure Course at the Cora Doloroso Career Center. After graduation she got involved in her father’s business, the Eduardo Calixto Enterprises which was involved in marine engineering, pier construction, marine pipe-laying and marine salvaging. She was involved as well as in her own family business which was manufacturing ready-towear clothes, multi-level marketing and jewelry. Emi, as she is fondly called, married Edgardo M. Rubiano on December 18, 1982 and are blessed with three children. They are Nicole, 32 years old, a practicing dentist; Lesley Anne, 30 years old, a licensed Interior Designer and currently Emi’s Chief of Staff and Luigi, 27 years old, a graduate of the Multi Media Arts Course from the College of St. Benilde, De La Salle University, doing freelance photography (with photo and video editing), insurance and purified drinking water distribution.


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In her much younger years, Emi has been exposed to the political life by her father and through that experience she saw how life was. She learned how to deal with the people regarding their needs and their wants and she got to use that experience when she worked as the Private Secretary to her father, the late Duay Calixto when he became the OIC Mayor of Pasay City in 1986. Armed with the many experiences, she made well use of them during their marriage and successfully raised their three children to become what they are today. Her own career as a public servant started in 1998 when she got elected as City Councilor of the Second District of Pasay. Thrice she became a city councilor from 1998-2001, 2001-2004 and 2007-2010 and in 2010 she ran against an incumbent and was elected as congresswoman. She is very active with the prestigious Rotary Club of Manila 101 of the Rotary International District 3810 being its service director for a long time. From a city councilor and up until now, her projects include the E-Learning Van for children between 3-7 years old where they get to learn to read and write with the aid of the computer, she organized the Enlightened Mothers Incorporated where mothers, single parents and even men and persons with disability are given the chance to augment their income through the different livelihood training programs like cellular phone repair and troubleshooting, soap-making, hydroponics, vermin worm culture, flower arrangement, food processing, candle making, chocolate candy making and etc. After the training, the participants are given starter kits and capital assistance. She has partnered with the TESDA to introduce to her constituents TEDSA’s different courses like security guard training, barista, bartending, call center training, housekeeping, driving lessons, computer literacy and computer technician (repair and troubleshooting), food and beverage management, art welding, basic welding, massage and wellness and Pinoy Hilot. She organized the “Botika Binhi” in the different barangays for much cheaper medicines. She has requested for fund allocation to assist indigent students in public elementary, high school and collegiate schools via the educational assistance program. She also has the “Libreng Kasal at Binyag” Program. Up to this day that she is the city’s congresswoman, these projects continue to exist and there are much more.

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She has conducted several oriental, medical, dental, optical and surgical missions (with free Oriental and Western Medicines) which include acupuncture, ventusa/cupping and chiropractic treatment if available; free medical check-up; free dentures, tooth extraction and filling; free reading glasses; removal of gall bladder stones, myoma, hernia, harelip, goiter, cyst and other minor surgery and free cataract operation. Ever since her first term as councilor, she has pushed for the “Murang Serbisyo sa Namatay Program” where the family of the deceased will only shoulder a minimal fee of P6,000 compared to the P10,000 and up that the funeral parlors charge at that time. She was able to succeed by getting the cooperation of funeral parlors which likewise have the same concern for the poor. Now that she and her brother, Mayor Tony Calixto are in the helm of the administration of the city, they have worked together to give a much better program via the “Libreng Serbisyo sa Namatay”. In 2005, she became the head of the Pasay Social Welfare Department where the office implemented the programs of the national government earning for the city several awards which included the “Sagip Kalinga” Award and to top it all Pasay was recognized as a “Disabled Friendly City”. She gives particular concern to the needs of the Pasay City General Hospital and makes sure that the hospital supplies and medicines are always available. They have put up the “Botika ni Tony at Emi” inside the hospital to give free medicines whenever

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the medicines are not available in the hospital pharmacy. She was also instrumental in the purchase of hospital equipment like the incubator and the ventilator. Worth mentioning also is the distribution of relief goods for those affected by natural and man-made calamities, school supplies and barangay equipment. Also through her initiative, three (3) units of Mini Ambulances (Emergency Mobile Infirmary), 3 units of Firetruck Penetrators and 20 units of Multicabs (Emergency Mobile Intermediary) were distributed for the 20 zones in the city to be used respectively for the transport of personnel in cases of health emergency (Mini Ambulance), easy access to fire related emergencies (Firetruck Penetrators) and in the maintenance of peace and order (Multicabs). She also supports sports development programs and projects for the youth most specially the Dancesports Program where children are taught the different types of dance so that they could someday compete locally and internationally. Congresswoman Emi has likewise coordinated with the Department of Public Works and Highways for different infrastructure projects from the improvement of roads and drainage system, school buildings, barangay halls, multipurpose covered courts, multi-purpose buildings and etc. Majority of the bills that she authored are signed into law by President Benigno S. Aquino III. They are RA 10586 or An Act Penalizing Persons Driving Under the Influence Alcohol and Illegal Drugs; RA 10366 An Act Authorizing the Commission on Elections to Establish Precints Assigned to Accessible


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Polling Places Exclusively for Persons With Disability and Senior Citizens; RA 10606 or The Universal Health Care Act of 2013 (Philhealth); RA 10524 or An Act Expanding the Positions Reserved for Persons With Disability, an Amendment to the Magna Carta for Persons With Disability; RA 10711 or An Act Creating Five (5) Additional Branches of the Regional Trial Court and Five (5) Additional Branches of the Metropolitan Trial Court to be Stationed in Pasay City; RA 10687 or An Act Providing for a Comprehensive and Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education (UNIFAST); and RA 10699 or An Act Expanding the Coverage of Incentives Granted to National Athletes and Coaches. Not to mention and pending for final approval the signing into law of the establishment of the Pasay City National Science High School and the Declaration of December 2 of every year as a Special Non-Working Holiday in celebration of the Foundation Day of Pasay City. Congw. Emi also co-authored several landmark bills and priority measures of the Aquino Administration which were signed into law by the President. They are: An Act Strengthening Consumer Protection in the Purchase of Brand New Motor Vehicles; An Act Promoting Job Generation and Inclusive Growth through the Development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises or the GoNegosyo Act; An Act Establishing the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) as the single maritime administration responsible for the implementation and enforcement of the 1978 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers; An Act Extending the Corporate

Life of the Philippine National Railways for another 50 Years; An Act Mandating the Telecommunications Service Providers to send free mobile alerts in the event of Natural or Man-Made Disasters and Calamities; An Act to Further Strengthen the Anti-Drug Campaign of the Government; An Act Allowing the Full Entry of Foreign Banks in the Philippines; An Act to Effectively Instil Health Consciousness Through Graphic Health Warnings on Tobacco Products; An Act Providing for the Mandatory Philhealth Coverage for All Senior Citizens; An Act Strengthening the Ladderized Interface Between TechnicalVocational Education and Training and Higher Education; An Act Providing Scholarship Grants to Top Graduates of All Public High Schools to State Universities and Colleges; An Act Increasing the Burial Assistance for Veterans from Ten Thousand Pesos (P10,000) to Twenty Thousand Pesos (P20,000); An Act expanding Access to Educational Services by Institutionalizing Open Distance Learning in All Levels of Tertiary Education; An Act Adjusting the 13th Month Pay and Other Benefits Ceiling be Excluded from the Computation of Gross Income for the Purpose of Income Taxation; An Act to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing; An Act Repealing the Crime of Premature Marriage Under Article 351 of Republic Act No. 3815 otherwise known as the “Revised Penal Code�; An Act Regulating and Modernizing the Practice of Chemistry in the Philippines, Repealing for the Purpose RA 754 otherwise known as the Chemistry Law of the Philippines; An Act Promoting and Supporting the Competitiveness of the Sugarcane Industry and An Act Strengthening Further the Functional and Structural Organization of the Sandiganbayan among others.

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Also pending in the different committees in Congress are as follows: An Act Establishing a Drug Rehabilitation Center in the City of Pasay; An Act Providing for the Reapportionment of the Lone District of the City of Pasay; An Act Defining Pedestrian Safety Guidelines and Providing Penalties for Violation Thereof; An Act Prohibiting Discrimination on Account of Age in Employment; An Act Providing for the Mandatory Annual Inspection of All Public and Private School Buildings by the City or Municipal Engineer or Building Official; An Act Amending Certain Sections of Republic Act 9064 otherwise known as “The National Athletes, Coaches and Trainers Benefits and Incentives Act of 2001”; An Act Amending Republic Act 10054 entitled “An Act Mandating All Motorcycle Riders to Wear Standard Protective Motorcycle

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Helmets While Driving and Providing Penalties Therefor otherwise known as “The Motorcycle Act of 2009”; An Act Granting Compulsory Insurance for Teachers and Other Persons Who Serve as Members of the Board of Election Inspectors (BEI) in the National and Local Elections; An Act Exempting Persons With Disability from the Value Added Tax on Certain Goods and Services amending for the Purpose Republic Act No. 7277, as amended otherwise known as “Magna Carta for Persons With Disability”; An Act Defining the Duties and Obligations of Bicyclists, Establishing a Local Bikeways Office, providing infrastructure in relation thereto and prescribing penalties for violations thereof and An Act Creating a Barangay to be known as Barangay 201, Zone 20 in the City of Pasay.


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Some of the awards and recognition that Congw. Emi are as follows: • Outstanding and Significant Achievement in Public Service Awardee, Golden Globe Annual Awards for Outstanding Filipino Achievers 2016 • Ulirang Ina Awardee 2012 • 15th Congress Perfect Attendance Awardee • Outstanding Community Service Awardee, Rotary Club of Manila 101, RI D3810 • Effective and Efficient Department Head Pasay Social Welfare OfficeAwardee, DSWD NCR • Sagip Kalinga Project Awardee DSWD NCR • 2010 Dangal ng Bayan Achievement Awardee for Community Development and Public Service • Gantimpala Gawad Alagad Awardee, UST Arts and Letters 2010 • Service Through Vocation Awardee, Rotary International District 3810 • She was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humanities (Honoris Causa) by the Alliance of Chaplains for Transformation Society (ACTS) July 2015

Congw. Emi attends hands-on most of the time to the needs of her constituents making her schedule always full but she always finds time to attend to her family and friends, most especially her “nanay” who is now 90 years old. She makes it a point that she and her family go to mass together every Sunday and have a “bonding” family dinner with her mother and siblings. Aside from her late father whom she idolized and loved very much, she equally loves her mother and she has been Emi’s inspiration and emulates her in taking care of the family. Emi Calixto-Rubiano who, like every doting mother, tries very hard to “cover all the bases” thus her being recognized as one of the recipients of the “ULIRANG INA AWARD” in 2012. She attends to the concerns of the city, checks on each and every project making sure that everything is well prepared and tries her best to make things work for everybody. And these she gives and does with a lot of love for Pasay and her constituents, her country and her family.

Congw. Emi participated in several fora / forums: • Delegate, Climate Change and Disaster Preparedness Conference in South Korea January 2011 • Delegate to observe the best practices in gaming operations in Singapore January 2011 • Special Congressional Emissary to Hong Kong to determine the condition of OFW”s, November 2011 • Delegate, Global Conference of Parliamentarians Against Corruption, January 2013 • Panelist in the Southeast Asia Women’s Legislative Forum March 2013 in Bali, Indonesia

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Hon. Nancy A. Catamco District Representative

North Cotabato, 2nd District COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON

COMMITTEE VICE CHAIRPERSON

Indigenous Cultural Communities and Indigenous Peoples

Mindanao Affairs Sustainable Development Goals

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS • Agriculture and Food • Appropriations • East Asean Growth Area • Health

• Higher and Technical Education • Human Rights • Local Government • National Defense and Security

• Natural Resources • Peace, Reconciliation and Unity • Transportation

CHAMPIONING INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S RIGHTS “Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.” This is a famous quote from the world’s most famous boxer, Muhammad Ali. Simple words, like these, come to life when real people with real stories personify them. One perfect example is Rep. Nancy Alaan Catamco of the second district of North Cotabato.

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A TRUE LUMAD THROUGH AND THROUGH A full-blooded descendant of the Bagobo-Manobo Tribe, Nancy has been championing the Philippine Indigenous Peoples and relentlessly fighting for a more positive and fair representation for this sector. Growing up in a Lumad community, Nancy has always dreamed of true liberation for her people, that they may live their lives with dignity and self-determination. This, she said, is what molded her decision to join politics and represent, not only her district but the entire IP community in Congress. NANCY’S TRULE CALLING Fondly called by her first name by all, the young Nancy graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree at the Ateneo de Davao University where she was able to hone her skills in debate, public speaking and even literature. She then became one of the most notable and successful entrepreneurs in North Cotabato, venturing into different business fields such as cable television operation, agriculture, real estate development, paint manufacturing and importation, and distribution. However, despite being an accomplished entrepreneur, Nancy felt there was more to life than just being who she was at that time. Persistent calls from her constituents convinced Nancy to run for a position in government. It was there that she realized that her true calling is in public service. Her first term in Congress was not easy as she had no formal background in her chosen career. She knew that the challenges she will face as a politician would be as high as the steepest mountain in the country, but she was determined to accomplish what she had set out to do in Congress not only as a lawmaker but as an advocate of IP rights in the country. This, she said, gives her the zeal and vigor to do more, to give more and to serve more.

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THE POWER OF ONE INDIVIDUAL CAN INFLUENCE THE LIVES OF MANY There is a fine line between neglect and discrimination of the Indigenous People in the Philippines. Nancy is convinced that there is a continued neglect of the IPs in society, which she believes is a great threat to the existence of one of the most vulnerable sectors in the country. The IP community barely represents 15% of the country’s population. Considered to be among the poorest and the most disadvantaged social groups in the country, the IPs vulnerability to illiteracy, unemployment and incidence of poverty are much higher than the rest of the population. Generally, IPs all over the world are deprived of rights and opportunities to develop capacities to cope with the fastchanging social, economic, and political environment.

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Although there is a range of international representations for IPs, Nancy insists that it does not necessarily mean that the rights, cultures, and territories of IPs are well-recognized, preserved and respected. With this, she is determined to fully promote and uphold what is rightfully theirs so that there may be dignity and respect for the diversity of cultures, traditions, histories, and aspirations of IPs. Nancy is very well aware of the intricacies of this issue, that is why she works doubly-hard to ensure that her purpose of entering politics, which is to fully represent the IPs in Congress, will not be defeated. As a lawmaker, Nancy chairs the House Committee on National Cultural Communities and prioritizes the crafting of bills geared for the promotion of IP rights and welfare such as the establishment of an indigenous training center in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato; the creation of a Department of Indigenous Peoples and mandating the inclusion of indigenous culture education in the curricula of schools in all levels in the country.


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THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ RIGHTS ACT Indigenous people in the Philippines remain vastly underrepresented and because of this, Nancy tirelessly pushes for the implementation of the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act (IPRA) and the local government units’ strict compliance of the law. Through the IPRA, she aims to strengthen the IP institutions and their ability to fully participate in governance and policy processes at the local and national levels. THE BANGSAMORO BASIC LAW AND THE NON-MORO INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ RIGHTS Together with her co-IP advocates in Congress, Nancy fully supports the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). In a letter signed by 5 champions of IP rights in Congress, including Rep. Nancy, Rep. Kaka Bag-ao, Rep. Teddy Baguilat, Rep. Walden Bello, and Rep. Ibarra Gutierrez; and addressed to the Office of the President, they clearly declared their full support on the substantial inclusion of non-Moro indigenous peoples rights in the BBL. She, however, stressed that their only concern is for IPRA to be protected against possible amendments in case the BBL gets the nod of majority of the lawmakers in both chambers of Congress.

A TRUE CHAMPION Looking at how Nancy lives her life – one would say it is in the fullest for she has chosen to spend the most of it living for others. She does not think of herself as a popular figure holding a powerful position in government because she believes that the real essence of public service is never driven by fame nor money. Her influence on others through selfless, love-motivated acts makes her a genuine public servant. Looking past obstacles and challenges, this champion is committing herself to improve her community – the IP community – more. To be a role model, and to epitomize a character of unwavering faith, undying hope and selfless love – to make a real difference to all those who need someone to stand up for them.

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HOUSE MEASURES SPONSORED/AUTHORED • HB01769 - AN ACT SEPARATING THE ANTIPAS NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL - MALIRE ANNEX IN BARANGAY MALIRE, MUNICIPALITY OF ANTIPAS, PROVINCE OF COTABATO FROM THE ANTIPAS NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS MALIRE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

• HB02717 - AN ACT MANDATING THE INCLUSION OF INDIGENOUS CULTURE EDUCATION IN THE CURRICULA OF SCHOOL IN ALL LEVELS IN THE COUNTRY

• HB01770 - AN ACT SEPARATING THE MAGPET NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL - LEONARDO ROMERO SR. ANNEX IN BARANGAY BINAY, MUNICIPALITY OF MAGPET, PROVINCE OF COTABATO FROM THE MAGPET NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS LEONARDO ROMERO SR. NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

• HB03288 - AN ACT TO MAXIMIZE THE CONTRIBUTION OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES TO NATION BUILDING GRANT BENEFITS AND SPECIAL PRIVILEGES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

• HB01771 - AN ACT SEPARATING THE KISANTE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL - BATASAN ANNEX IN BARANGAY BATASAN, MUNICIPALITY OF MAKILALA, PROVINCE OF COTABATO FROM THE KISANTE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS BATASAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

• HB02877 - AN ACT AMENDING SECTION 2 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9237 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE MOUNT APO PROTECTED AREA ACT OF 2003', AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

• HB03289 - AN ACT SEPARATING THE KIDAPAWAN CITY NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL - MT. APO ANNEX IN THE CITY OF KIDAPAWAN, PROVINCE OF COTABATO FROM THE KIDAPAWAN CITY HIGH SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS MT. APO NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB03290 - AN ACT REQUIRING SUFFICIENT CANOPY TREES AND FLORA IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS AND ITS APPURTENANT LANDS AND STRUCTURES

• HB01772 - AN ACT SEPARATING THE MALIBATUAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL GANATAN ANNEX IN BARANGAY GANATAN, MUNICIPALITY OF ARAKAN, PROVINCE OF COTABATO FROM THE MALIBATUAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS GANATAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

• HB03312 - AN ACT PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF ETHNICITY, RACE, RELIGION OR BELIEF, SEX, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY AND EXPRESSIONS, LANGUAGE, DISABILITY, HIV STATUS, AND OTHER STATUS, AND PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREFOR

• HB01773 - AN ACT SEPARATING THE PRESIDENT ROXAS NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL DATU INDA ANNEX IN BARANGAY DATU INDANG, MUNICIPALITY OF PRESIDENT ROXAS, PROVINCE OF COTABATO FROM THE PRESIDENT ROXAS NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS DATU INDA NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

• HB03384 - AN ACT POSTPONING THE OCTOBER 2016 BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9164, AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9340 AND REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10656, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

• HB01774 - AN ACT SEPARATING THE PRESIDENT ROXAS NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL - IDAOMAN ANNEX IN BARANGAY IDAOMAN, MUNICIPALITY OF PRESIDENT ROXAS, PROVINCE OF COTABATO FROM THE PRESIDENT ROXAS NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS IDAOMAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB01775 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A VEGETABLE GARDEN IN EVERY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL IN THE COUNTRY ALLOCATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB01776 - AN ACT TO PROMOTE AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY SHARING AMONG PROVINCES, CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY TO ATTAIN THEIR FULLEST DEVELOPMENT AS SELF-RELIANT COMMUNITIES, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSE • HB01777 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INDIGENOUS TRAINING CENTER IN THE CITY OF KIDAPAWAN, NORTH COTABATO AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB01778 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICE UNIT, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 35 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6975, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT OF 1990, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB01779 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A DRUG ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM REHABILITATION AND TREATMENT CENTER IN THE CITY OF KIDAPAWAN, NORTH COTABATO AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB01780 - AN ACT LOWERING THE RETIREMENT AGE OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT 8291 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "THE GOVERNMENT SERVICE INSURANCE SYSTEM ACT OF 1997" AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB01781 - AN ACT CREATING THE DEPARTMENT OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, DEFINING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND OTHER PURPOSES • HB01782 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A DRUG ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM REHABILITATION AND TREATMENT CENTER IN EVERY REGION OF THE PHILIPPINES AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB01783 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE COTABATO PROVINCIAL HOSPITAL IN KIDAPAWAN CITY, NORTH COTABATO INTO THE NORTH COTABATO REGIONAL HOSPITAL UNDER THE SUPERVISION, CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

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• HB03408 - AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE OPERATION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES FROM JANUARY ONE TO DECEMBER THIRTYONE, TWO THOUSAND AND SEVENTEEN, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB03504 - AN ACT POSTPONING THE OCTOBER 2016 BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9164, AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9340 AND REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10656, PRESCRIBING ADDITIONAL RULES GOVERNING THE CONDUCT OF BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB03861 - AN ACT DEFINING POLITICAL DYNASTY AND PROHIBITING THE ESTABLISHMENT THEREOF • HB03862 - AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING PEOPLE'S PARTICIPATION IN THE BUDGET PROCESS, PARTICULARLY IN PLANNING AND IDENTIFICATION OF PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS, WITH THE END IN VIEW OF ACCELERATING RURAL DEVELOPMENT • HB04113 - AN ACT INCREASING THE MATERNITY LEAVE PERIOD TO ONE HUNDRED (100) DAYS FOR FEMALE WORKERS IN THE GOVERNMENT SERVICE AND IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR, AND GRANTING AN OPTION TO EXTEND FOR AN ADDITIONAL THIRTY (30) DAYS WITHOUT PAY • HB04401 - AN ACT CREATING BARANGAYS FOR INDIGENOUS CULTURAL COMMUNITIES AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (ICC/IP), PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HR00350 - RESOLUTION URGING THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO SUPPORT THE INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF 'KALSADA PROGRAM' OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE 'KONKRETO AT AYOS NA LANSANGAN ANG DAAN TUNGO SA PANGKALAHATANG KAUNLARAN' AS IMPLEMENTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF BUDGET AND MANAGEMENT (DBM) AND THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT (DILG) • HR00484 - A RESOLUTION OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONGRATULATING AND COMMENDING REPRESENTATIVE GERALDINE ROMAN FOR BEING HAILED AS ONE OF THE INSPIRING WOMEN OF 2016 BY MOTTO WEBSITE, FROM THE EDITORS OF TIME MAGAZINE • HR00525 - RESOLUTION INSTITUTIONALIZING THE ANCESTRAL DOMAIN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND PROTECTION PLAN (ADSDPP) BY MANDATING ALL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND INSTRUMENTALITIES, INCLUDING LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS (LGUs), TO INCORPORATE THE ADSDPP INTO THEIR RESPECTIVE PROGRAMS, SERVICES AND ANNUAL BUDGET THERETO


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HOUSE MEASURES CO-AUTHORED • HB00051 - AN ACT PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION OR GENDER IDENTITY (SOGI) AND PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREFOR

SHIFT TO REGULARIZATION OF EMPLOYMENT AND SECURITY OF TENURE FOR CONTRACTUAL WORKERS, LABORERS, AND EMPLOYEES

• HB00061 - AN ACT PROVIDING A FRAMEWORK FOR THE RIGHT TO ADEQUATE FOOD, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

• HB00575 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A FREE AND CULTURE-SENSITIVE SYSTEM OF REGISTRATION CONCERNING THE CIVIL STATUS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

• HB00116 - AN ACT INSTITUTING ABSOLUTE DIVORCE IN THE PHILIPPINES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

• HB00576 - AN ACT PROHIBITING RACIAL, ETHNIC, AND RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION

• HB00122 - AN ACT CREATING THE MINDANAO POWER CORPORATION AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR

• HB00578 - AN ACT PROVIDING A NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

• HB00123 - AN ACT CREATING THE MINDANAO RAILWAYS CORPORATION PRESCRIBING ITS POWERS, FUNCTIONS, AND DUTIES, AND PROVIDING FOR THE NECESSARY FUNDS FOR ITS OPERATION

• HB00579 - AN ACT MANDATING THE PHILIPPINE STATISTICS AUTHORITY TO INCLUDE ETHNIC ORIGIN IN THE NATIONAL CENSUS SURVEY

• HB00361 - AN ACT LOWERING THE MANDATORY RETIREMENT AGE OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTIONS 13(b) AND 13-A OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8291, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE GOVERNMENT SERVICE INSURANCE SYSTEM ACT OF 1997, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB00401 - AN ACT DECLARING THE 15TH DAY OF EVERY MONTH AS CIGARETTE HOLIDAY, PROHIBITING THE USE AND SALE OF CIGARETTES DURING ITS OBSERVATION AND PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREFOR • HB00502 - AN ACT INCREASING THE HONORARIUM AND CHRISTMAS BONUS OF BARANGAY OFFICIALS, INCLUDING BARANGAY TANODS, AND MEMBERS OF THE LUPON NG TAGAPAMAYAPA, AND GRANTING A LUMP SUM GRATUITY PAY EQUIVALENT TO ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS (P100,000.00), AND OTHER NON-MONETARY BENEFITS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 393 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7160, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF 1991 • HB00503 - AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE BARANGAY THROUGH SUPPORT FOR BARANGAY OFFICIALS AND VOLUNTEER WORKERS • HB00504 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A FREE BASIC MEDICINE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM IN ALL GOVERNMENT HEALTH FACILITIES NATIONWIDE AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB00509 - AN ACT INCREASING THE MATERNITY LEAVE PERIOD TO ONE HUNDRED (100) DAYS FOR FEMALE EMPLOYEES IN THE GOVERNMENT SERVICE AND IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR, AND GRANTING AN OPTION TO EXTEND FOR AN ADDITIONAL THIRTY (30) DAYS WITHOUT PAY

• HB00580 - AN ACT INCREASING THE MATERNITY LEAVE PERIOD TO ONE HUNDRED (100) DAYS FOR FEMALE EMPLOYEES IN THE GOVERNMENT SERVICE AND IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR, AND GRANTING AN OPTION TO EXTEND FOR AN ADDITIONAL THIRTY (30) DAYS WITHOUT PAY, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 1161, AS AMENDED, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB00588 - AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE PHILIPPINE DRUG ENFORCEMENT AGENCY (PDEA) AND PROVIDING SUPPLEMENTAL DUTIES THEREOF, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT 9165, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "COMPREHENSIVE DANGEROUS DRUGS ACT OF 2002" • HB00592 - AN ACT MANDATING THE INSTALLATION OF CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION CAMERAS (CCTVs) IN ALL TRANSPORTATION TERMINALS OR PORTS WHETHER LAND, SEA AND AIR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM • HB00593 - AN ACT MANDATING THE INSTALLATION OF MONITORING DEVICES IN PUBLIC UTILITY VEHICLES, PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION THEREOF • HB00605 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS IN ALL LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS OF THE PHILIPPINES PURSUANT TO THE AVOWED OBJECTIVES OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10533, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "AN ACT ENHANCING THE PHILIPPINE BASIC EDUCATION SYSTEM BY STRENGTHENING ITS CURRICULUM AND INCREASING THE NUMBER OF YEARS FOR BASIC EDUCATION, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES", AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB00620 - AN ACT PROVIDING INCENTIVES TO BARANGAY TANODS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

• HB00510 - AN ACT PROVIDING PRE-EMPLOYMENT PRIVILEGE TO INDIGENTS BY GRANTING DISCOUNT ON FEES IN SECURING PRE-EMPLOYMENT CERTIFICATIONS AND CLEARANCES FROM GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

• HB00628 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR AN INCREASE IN THE SALARY GRADE OF GOVERNMENT PHYSICIANS, GRANT OF ALLOWANCE AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

• HB00516 - AN ACT PROMOTING POSITIVE AND NON-VIOLENT DISCIPLINE OF CHILDREN AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB00519 - AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7166, ENTITLED "SYNCHRONIZED NATIONAL AND LOCAL ELECTIONS AND FOR ELECTORAL REFORMS" AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

• HB00629 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR AN INCREASE IN THE SALARY GRADE OF GOVERNMENT NURSES, PHARMACISTS, SPEECH THERAPISTS, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS, PHYSICAL THERAPISTS, MEDICAL TECHNICIANS, RADIOLOGY TECHNICIANS AND OTHER HEALTH CARE PERSONNEL, GRANT OF ALLOWANCE AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

• HB00522 - AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE POLITICAL PARTY SYSTEM AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

• HB00630 - AN ACT CREATING THE PHILIPPINE CENTER FOR AUTISM AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

• HB00525 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A MAGNA CARTA OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERY DEVELOPMENT WORKERS

• HB00673 - AN ACT PROVIDING AN ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS IN DISTRESS, AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

• HB00526 - AN ACT AMENDING CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE CHARTER OF THE NATIONAL IRRIGATION ADMINISTRATION TO ABOLISH THE IRRIGATION SERVICE FEES IMPOSED ON FARMERS • HB00527 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE NATIONAL COASTAL GREENBELT PROGRAM, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB00533 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING CHILDREN AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB00534 - AN ACT PROVIDING ADDITIONAL BENEFITS AND PRIVILEGES TO SENIOR CITIZENS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7432, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO MAXIMIZE THE CONTRIBUTION OF SENIOR CITIZENS TO NATION-BUILDING, GRANT BENEFITS AND SPECIAL PRIVILEGES AND FOR OTHER PUROSES" • HB00535 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A STATE-OF-THE-ART AND HIGHLY SCIENTIFIC SPORTS COMPLEX KNOWN AS THE "NATIONAL AMATEUR SPORTS TRAINING CENTER", AND FUNDING FOR THE ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY, CONSTRUCTION OF FACILITIES INCLUDING ADMINISTRATION, MAINTENANCE, AND MANAGEMENT OF THE SAME, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB00543 - AN ACT CREATING THE DEPARTMENT OF OVERSEAS WORKERS, RATIONALIZING THE ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONS OF GOVERNMENT AGENCIES RELATED TO OVERSEAS EMPLOYMENT AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB00551 - AN ACT INCREASING THE SALARY GRADE OF PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS FROM SALARY GRADE 11 TO 20 AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREOF • HB00563 - AN ACT EFFECTIVELY AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT TO BAN AND AVERT THE PRACTICE OF PRIVATE COMPANIES OF CONTRACTUALIZATION OF EMPLOYMENT AND ANY FORM OF FLEXIBILIZATION OF LABOR THEREBY ASSISTING SAID COMPANIES TOWARD A

• HB00739 - AN ACT REQUIRING EMPLOYERS TO PROVIDE DAYCARE FACILITIES FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES’ CHILDREN AGED FIVE (5) YEARS OLD AND BELOW • HB00741 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING SPECIAL EDUCATION (SPED) CENTERS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS IN ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS DIVISIONS, PROVIDING FOR STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFORE • HB00754 - AN ACT CONSIDERING RICE OR CORN HOARDING AND PROFITEERING DURING OR ON THE OCCASION OF ANY CALAMITY OR EMERGENCY DECLARED AS SUCH BY THE PRESIDENT AS EQUIVALENT TO ECONOMIC SABOTAGE, PARTLY AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE RPEUBLIC ACT NO. 7581, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE PRICE ACT, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB00760 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH CARE PROGRAM TO PROTECT FILIPINO MOTHERS AND CHILDREN FROM MALNUTRITION AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB00761 - AN ACT TO GUARANTEE ACCESS TO A BIRTH ATTENDANT AT THE TIME OF CHILDBIRTH AND IMMEDIATELY THEREAFTER • HB00762 - AN ACT TO PROVIDDE A NATIONAL FOLIC EDUCATION PROGRAM TO PREVENT BIRTH DEFECTS • HB00763 - AN ACT PROMOTING THE FULL REALIZATION OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS ON SOCIAL JUSTICE AND THE RIGHT TO HEALTH, THROUGH THE STRENGHTHENING OF A COMPREHENSIVE FREE VACCINATION AND IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM FOR FILIPINO INFANTS AND CHILDREN, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB00768 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE BAN OF AERIAL SPRAYING OF PESTICIDES AND OTHER HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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Hon. Bernadette "BH" Herrera-Dy Representative

Bagong Henerasyon Party List Assistant Majority Leader, 17th Congress COMMITTEE VICE CHAIRPERSON Welfare Of Children COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS • Accounts • Foreign Affairs • Health

• Metro Manila Development • Rules • Small Business & Entrepreneurship Development

• Social Services • Ways and Means

Inspired by my father’s experience who was once a newspaper boy and survived all the hardships and challenges because of opportunities given to him by friends and family, I come to strongly believe that in helping others, we should not just give them fish, but we should teach them how to fish. We also must go further and revolutionize the fishing industry! We must come up with innovative and sustainable projects in order to really transform the lives of the underprivileged and make them productive members of our society. My passion to bridge the digital divide and bridge the employment gap has driven me to act on my advocacies and empower lives. To provide programs and services that will benefit the people not just for a day but for a lifetime. Educational Background Representative Bernadette “BH” Herrera-Dy graduated from the University of the Philippines where she finished her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics and her Master’s Degree in Finance. She was a consistent Dean’s Medalist during her stint in the University. She finished her elementary and secondary education at the School of the Holy Spirit where she also received several awards for Academic Excellence. She started her political career when she was elected as City Councilor in the First District of Quezon City in 2001 at a young age of 26 and served for three (3) consecutive terms until year 2010. BH had just graduated from her Masters Degree in Finance in the University of the Philippines in December 2000, when she ventured into politics. She won as the youngest city councilor of the 1st District of Quezon City in the 2001 local elections ably representing the youth and women, and riding on a 5-point legislative agenda which includes economic development, good governance, youth empowerment, people empowerment and women empowerment.

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She started helping the underprivileged during her elementary and high school days as a student in the School of the Holy Spirit in Quezon City as a volunteer teacher for the students of Payatas elementary and high schools and for children in the communities of Barangay Holy Spirit as part of the emersion project of the school. She then continued to be a community volunteer in college as an active member of the UP Delta Lambda Sigma sorority while studying BS Business Economic in the University of the Philippines, where she concentrated in giving community projects in Barangay UP Campus every time they were able to raise funds. In her duty as Legislator in Quezon City, she focused on measures that encourage and strengthen good governance and sound fiscal management in Quezon City during her 9-year stint as City Councilor. She founded the Bagong Henerasyon Foundation, Inc., adopting the name of the NGO that the supporters of BH formed in February 2001, the Bagong Henerasyon, Inc., which actually started the projects of the foundation as an NGO. This foundation became her backbone in providing quality service to her constituency.


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BH was chosen as “The Most Promising Councilor” in 2001 by the prestigious Quezon City Press Association and as “The Most Outstanding Councilor” for 3 consecutive years in 2002, 2003 and 2004, for which feat, she was elevated to the “Hall of Fame Awardee” in 2005. In 2006, she was already given the highest recognition in the City Council as the Supremo ng Konseho and was given the Huwarang Batas Award in 2010. BH was also recognized in 2003 as the “Huwarang Pilipino Awardee in Legislation”, the only local legislator from an array of prominent congressmen and senators. She received the Consumer’s Choice Award Dangal ng Pilipinas for Legislation in 2006 and was also awarded by the Civil Service Commission as a Lingkod Bayan Awardee in 2007. Her most notable project is her Computer School-on-Wheels, which has won recognitions both here in our country and abroad. She was also recognized nationally by TESDA as the National Kabalikat Awardee 2007 because of her advocacies on Technical Vocational Education. In 2009, Bagong Henerasyon, after comelec accreditation, won a seat in the House of Representatives in the 2010 elections. BH, being its first nominee, became a member of the House of Representatives of the 15th Congress. She was recognized as one the most outstanding neophyte legislators. Her various legislative measures in the House of Representatives reflect her dynamic efforts toward serving the sector she represents – Youth, Women, Small Entrepreneurs and Consumers. She delivered privilege speeches and called for investigations against ranking officials of MWSS regarding irregularities in the current cost of potable water. As a result of such investigation, the price of Water in Metro Manila and Greater Manila area decreased and the system for computing the price of water became favorable to the consumers instead of the concessionaires. She lobbied for the passage of laws that that strengthens the ladderized interface between technical-vocational education and higher education, wherein units earned in technical-vocational courses can be credited if you pursue a tertiary education in the same field and laws that prohibits all forms of corporal punishment and encourages Positive Discipline of Children. She also made her stand supporting the Responsible Parenthood Act, provided that punitive sanctions are to be removed. This bill empowers women and family to be aware of the choices available to them to plan their families and is a holistic solution to health. She also pushed for Universal Healthcare as well as the Balanced Housing act amendment that will allow more socialized housing programs for the poor. She is one of the authors institutionalizing Kindergarten in basic education as well as the expanded curriculum in basic education or the K to 12 Law and the Sin Tax law in order to provide more funding for health care needs of the Filipino people.

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Social Responsibility Bernadette Herrera-Dy’s vision and mission is to lead the fight against sickness, ignorance, poverty, and indifference by empowering individuals with knowledge and skills; to achieve a healthy, educated, prosperous and empowered citizenry through her Party List in Congress. Her goal is to comprehensively implement continuous and sustainable programs through its H.E.L.P.S. advocacy that stand for: Health, Education, Livelihood, People Empowerment and Sustainable Development. She represents the youth, women, small entrepreneurs and consumers. Some of her most notable projects are her Mobile Clinics that helped more than 30,000 at-risk women, at-risk children, and senior citizens who were given free medical services such as Medical Check-up, ECG, X-ray, Ultrasound, Dental, Eye checkup, Cataract Screening, Papsmear, Blood Typing and Blood Sugar Tests, and still continuing. More than 1,000 patients also benefited from her personal funds in several hospitals and mercury drug stores in metro manila. Her Computer School-on-Wheels also helped graduate 300,000 public school students, Out-of-School and Out-of-Work Youth, parents, teachers, gov’t employees and senior citizens also graduated, some through her BH computer Learning Centers (BH-CLC). She was also recognized nationally by TESDA as the National Kabalikat Awardee 2007 because of her advocacies on Technical Vocational Education that resulted to the training of 25,000 socially-disadvantaged youth and women through technicalvocational scholarships wherein 80% of which are gainfully employed; Her 27 Micro-Financing Centers also helped establish the small scale businesses of 1,232 individuals who were given seed money in different Barangays of Quezon City. Through its active years, BH Party-list has won a couple of awards and recognitions, as follows: In 2009 & 2010, it won the consumers Choice Dangal ng Pilipinas Awardee. TESDA awarded it the Regional & National Kabalikat Awardee in 2007, and the Best Community Training employment coordinator in 2003. It is the 2006 APEC Digital Opportunity Center ICT awardee, and is acclaimed as the Best Practice in the Philippines in Bridging the Digital Divide for the Computer School-On-Wheels project. BH won the Grant recipient of APEC Digital Opportunity Center ADOC of Taipei for the ADOC Ecare Center in May 2006. It is also the 2004 Finalist of World Bank sponsored Panibagong Paraan Competition: 1st Philippine Development Innovation Marketplace. Finally, BH was the AUS-AID PACAP grantee of P1.2 million for the Computer School-on-Wheels project. LEGISLATIVE AGENDA For Health, it has filed 1039, Promotion of Breastfeeding Practices, pending with the Committee on Health since 2016-08-01; 1038, Protection of the Rights and Obligations of Patients, pending with the Committee on Health since 2016-

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08-01; and 3473, An Act Providing for the Prevention and Treatment of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Among High Risk Youth, pending with the Committee on Dangerous Drugs since 2016-09-13. For Education, it has filed 3472, An Act Providing Medical Scholarship to Qualified Students in all Municipalities, Establishing for this Purpose the One Town, One Doctor Scholarship Program, Appropriating Funds Therefor and for Other Purposes. For Livelihood, it has filed 1537, An Act Reducing the Corporate Income Tax Rate; 1837, An Act Defining Employment Relationship amending for this Purpose Articles 279, 280, and 281 of Presidential Decree 442; 3836, Anti-Dog Meat Trade, and 3792, The Crime of Distributing “Bocha” (Double Dead Meat) Bill. It has also filed a couple of bills for the People, and some of these bills are: 516, An Act promoting Positive and Non-violent Discipline of Children; 3466, An Act Creating the Telecommunications Relay System for Persons with Hearing Disabilities and Person with Speech Disabilities; 3722, An Act Mandating the Commission on Human Rights to Human Rights Violations Committed During Legitimate Police Operations; 2263, An Act Defining the Basic Requirements for the Security and Safety of Persons and Property in Parking Lot Facilities, Providing for a System of Assessment of Parking Lot Safety Features; 1836, SSS Pension Hike; 286, Resolution Expressing the Sense of the House of Representatives to Retain the Existing Legislated Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility of Children in Conflict with the Law; and 3467, Revised Anti-Hazing Law; 3933, An Act Requiring Developers of Condominium Projects to Develop an Area for Socialized Housing. For Sustainable Development, some of its most notable filings are: 1536, Restructuring of the Income Tax Bracket, already in the Committee Level; 254, Removal of Validity Period on Prepaid Loads, and House Resolution No. 33, Inquiry in Aid of Legislation of the ERC’s Electricity Rate Setting Practices Under the EPIRA Law and Review of the Possible Enforcement of Empirically Sound Methodology for Setting Transmission and Distribution Wheeling Rates. From putting up the first mobile computer school in the Philippines, to delivering health services to the indigents through the first free mobile clinic in Quezon City, to establishing livelihood projects for women and youth through the first skills-on-wheels in the country and empowering them through information and skills, BH has indeed revolutionized the fishing industry. Bernadette Herrera-Dy’s sincere commitment to continue working on fresh ideas, finding new ways of delivering services and creating sustainable programs that will enable the citizenry to be productive members of society sets her apart from all the other public servants. In the sea of dirty politics and depressing situations, BH emerges as a breath of fresh air, a new symbol of hope and definitely a bright star. This petite and charming lady legislator proving to all and sundry that yes, there is hope for the new generation, our Bagong Henerasyon!


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HOUSE MEASURES SPONSORED/AUTHORED • HB00515 - AN ACT PROVIDING FREE WI-FI INTERNET ACCESS IN PUBLIC AREAS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

INVESTIGATE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS COMMITTED DURING LEGITIMATE POLICE OPERATIONS, AND AMENDING EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 163 THEREOF

• HB00516 - AN ACT PROMOTING POSITIVE AND NON-VIOLENT DISCIPLINE OF CHILDREN AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

• HB03792 - AN ACT DECLARING AND DEFINING THE CRIME OF DISTRIBUTING 'BOTCHA,' 'DOUBLE-DEAD MEAT,' OR ANY MEAT TAKEN FROM ANY FOOD ANIMAL THAT HAS DIED OF DISEASE, AS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE, AMENDING FOR THIS PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9296, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS 'THE MEAT INSPECTION CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES' AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

• HB00517 - AN ACT RATIONALIZING THE ECONOMIC REGULATION OF WATER UTILITIES, CREATING THE WATER REGULATORY COMMISSION AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB01038 - AN ACT PROCLAIMING THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF PATIENTS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB01039 - AN ACT TO PROTECT, PROMOTE AND SUPPORT BREASTFEEDING PRACTICES THROUGH PROPER INFANT AND YOUNG CHILD FEEDING BY REGULATING THE TRADE, MARKETING, AND PROMOTIONS OF BREASTMILK SUBSTITUTES AND FOOD PRODUCTS FOR INFANTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN

• HB03793 - AN ACT AMENDING SECTION 12 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9485, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS 'AN ACT TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY IN THE DELIVERY OF GOVERNMENT SERVICES TO THE PUBLIC BY REDUCING BUREAUCRATIC RED TAPE, PREVENTING GRAFT AND CORRUPTION, AND PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREFOR, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE 'ANTI-RED TAPE ACT OF 2016' AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB03836 - AN ACT PUNISHING DOG MEAT TRADE

• HB01378 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MAGNA CARTA FOR PHILIPPINE INTERNET FREEDOM, CYBERCRIME PREVENTION AND LAW ENFORCEMENT, CYBERDEFENSE AND NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY

• HB03837 - AN ACT DEFINING AND PENALIZING THE UNLAWFUL USE OF FIREARMS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE ARTICLE 254 OF ACT NO. 3815, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS 'THE REVISED PENAL CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES', AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

• HB01536 - AN ACT RESTRUCTURING THE INCOME BRACKETS AND RATES OF TAX IMPOSED ON TAXABLE INCOME OF INDIVIDUALS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTIONS 24, 33, 34 AND 35 OF THE 1997 NATIONAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES, AS AMENDED

• HB03933 - AN ACT REQUIRING DEVELOPERS OF PROPOSED CONDOMINIUM PROJECTS TO DEVELOP AN AREA FOR SOCIALIZED HOUSING, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 4726 ENTITLED 'THE CONDOMINIUM ACT'

• HB01537 - AN ACT REDUCING THE CORPORATE INCOME TAX RATE, AMENDING SECTIONS 27 AND 28 OF THE NATIONAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1997, AS AMENDED, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB01836 - AN ACT MANDATING A TWO THOUSAND PESO (P2,000.00)ACROSS-THEBOARD INCREASE IN THE MONTHLY PENSION WITH CORRESPONDING ADJUSTMENT OF THE MINIMUM MONTHLY PENSION UNDER THE SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 12 OF REPUBLIC NO. 1161, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "SOCIAL SECURITY ACT OF 1997" • HB01837 - AN ACT DEFINING AND CLASSIFYING EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP AMENDING FOR THIS PURPOSE ARTICLES 279, 280 AND 281 OF PRESIDENTIAL DEGREE NO. 442, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE LABOR CODE OF THE PHILIPPINE, AS AMENDED • HB02263 - AN ACT DEFINING THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SECURITY AND SAFETY OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY IN PARKING LOT FACILITIES, PROVIDING FOR A SYSTEM OF ASSESSMENT OF PARKING LOT SAFETY FEATURES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB02264 - AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION TO IMPLEMENT A PER PULSE BILLING SCHEME FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANIES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB02265 - AN ACT CREATING THE PHILIPPINE AMUSEMENT AND GAMING COMMISSION, HENCEFORTH TO BE KNOWN AS PAGCOM, SEPARATING THE OPERATION AND REGULATION OF GAMING ACTIVITIES, DIRECTING THE PRIVATIZATION AND DISPOSITION OF ALL ASSETS PERTAINING TO THE OPERATION OF GAMING ACTIVITIES BY THE PHILIPPINE AMUSEMENT AND GAMING CORPORATION, REPEALING PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1869 AND REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9487 FOR THESE PURPOSES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB03014 - AN ACT TO ABOLISH THE GOVERNANCE COMMISSION FOR GOCCs REPEALING FOR THE PURPOSE RA 10149 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS 'GOCC GOVERNANCE ACT OF 2011' • HB03384 - AN ACT POSTPONING THE OCTOBER 2016 BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9164, AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9340 AND REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10656, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB03435 - AN ACT GRANTING CIVIL SERVICE ELIGIBILITY TO GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, GRANTING CONDITIONS, WHOSE STATUS OF APPOINTMENT IS EITHER CASUAL OR CONTRACTUAL AND WHO HAVE RENDERED A TOTAL OF FIVE (5) YEARS OF EFFICIENT SERVICE • HB03466 - AN ACT CREATING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS RELAY SYSTEM FOR PERSONS WITH HEARING DISABILITIES AND PERSONS WITH SPEECH DISABILITIES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB03467 - THE REVISED ANTI-HAZING LAW • HB03472 - AN ACT PROVIDING MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIPS TO QUALIFIED STUDENTS IN ALL MUNICIPALITIES, ESTABLISHING FOR THIS PURPOSE THE ONE TOWN: ONE DOCTOR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

• HB03968 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE MAGNA CARTA FOR DAY CARE WORKERS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB03969 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PRIVATE HOSPITAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN AND PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO PRIVATE HOSPITALS BY GRANTING OF INCENTIVES • HB04113 - AN ACT INCREASING THE MATERNITY LEAVE PERIOD TO ONE HUNDRED (100) DAYS FOR FEMALE WORKERS IN THE GOVERNMENT SERVICE AND IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR, AND GRANTING AN OPTION TO EXTEND FOR AN ADDITIONAL THIRTY (30) DAYS WITHOUT PAY • HB04203 - AN ACT CREATING THE EMERGENCY RESPONSE DEPARTMENT (ERD), APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB04271 - AN ACT BANNING TRADITIONAL, SMALL-SCALE, COMMUNITY INCINERATION ("SIGA") AND AMENDING THE PROVISIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8749, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE CLEAN AIR ACT OF 1999, AND ITS IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS, AND INCREASING THE PENALTY FOR BURNING OF SOLID WASTE, AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9003 • HB04340 - AN ACT MANDATING THE ESTABLISHMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF A RAINWATER HARVESTING FACILITY IN ALL NEW INSTITUTIONAL, COMMERCIAL, AND RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS IN METRO MANILA • HR00033 - RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE APPROPRIATE HOUSE COMMITTEE TO CONDUCT A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, OF THE ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION’S ELECTRICITY RATE SETTING PRACTICES AND OF THE EPIRA LAW, AS WELL AS URGE THE COMMISSION ON AUDIT TO CONDUCT A FULL RATE AUDIT, WITH THE OBJECTIVE OF ENFORCING EMPIRICALLY SOUND METHODOLOGY FOR SETTING TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION WHEELING RATES, AS WELL AS RETAIL RATES, UNDER THE REQUIREMENT THAT RATES AND FEES SHALL NOT EXCEED TWELVE (12) PERCENT ON A RETURN ON RATE BASE (RORB) IN LIGHT OF PERTINENT SUPREME COURT RULINGS • HR00254 - RESOLUTION URGING THE APPROPRIATE HOUSE COMMITTEE TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, OVER THE CURRENT VALIDITY PERIODS FOR PREPAID LOAD CREDITS, WITH THE AIM OF PROHIBITING ANY KIND OF EXPIRATION PERIOD ON THE VALIDITY OF PREPAID LOAD CREDITS, AS WELL AS CALLING THE ATTENTION OF THE NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION AND THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OVER THE SAME ISSUE • HR00286 - RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO RETAIN THE EXISTING LEGISLATED MINIMUM AGE OF CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY (MACR) OF CHILDREN IN CONFLICT WITH THE LAW (CICL) AND INSTEAD PROVIDE FUNDING AND RESOURCES TO BETTER THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EXISTING LAWS ON CHILDREN • HR00315 - RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES THAT THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES IMMEDIATELY RATIFY THE PARIS AGREEMENT AND THAT THE SAME BE CONCURRED UPON BY THE SENATE

• HB03473 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE AMONG HIGH RISK YOUTH

• HR00352 - RESOLUTION MANDATING THE LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD (LTFRB) TO REVIEW AND CLARIFY THE NATURE, PURPOSE, AND RESTRICTIONS OF GARAGE-TERMINAL (GT)/UTILITY VEHICLE (UV) EXPRESS FRANCHISES, AND FOR THE PROPER IMPLEMENTATION OF THESE FRANCHISES

• HB03504 - AN ACT POSTPONING THE OCTOBER 2016 BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9164, AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9340 AND REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10656, PRESCRIBING ADDITIONAL RULES GOVERNING THE CONDUCT OF BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

• HR00443 - A RESOLUTION URGING SPEAKER PANTALEON D. ALVAREZ THROUGH APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN KARLO B. NOGRALES TO RESTORE THE BUDGET OF THE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR CULTURE AND THE ARTS (NCCA) TO THE 2016 LEVEL WITH AUGMENTATION FOR ADDITIONAL THIRTY-ONE (31) PERMANENT POSITIONS

• HB03594 - AN ACT MANDATING THE CREATION OF A PHILIPPINE EXCLUSIVE INTERNATIONAL GATEWAY, PRESCRIBING THE MANNER OF CREATION, CONTROL AND TAXATION THEREOF

• HR00453 - A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SUPPORT OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE INCREASE IN THE BUDGETARY SUPPORT FOR HIGHER EDUCATION AND HEALTH

• HB03722 - AN ACT MANDATING THE CREATION OF AN EMBEDDING INTERAGENCY TASK FORCE FOR THE PURPOSE OF EMBEDDING COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AGENTS IN POLICE OPERATIONS IN ORDER TO PROPERLY DOCUMENT AND

• HR00484 - A RESOLUTION OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONGRATULATING AND COMMENDING REPRESENTATIVE GERALDINE ROMAN FOR BEING HAILED AS ONE OF THE INSPIRING WOMEN OF 2016 BY MOTTO WEBSITE, FROM THE EDITORS OF TIME MAGAZINE

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HOUSE MEASURES CO-AUTHORED • HB00051 - AN ACT PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF

• HB01872 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY

SEXUAL ORIENTATION OR GENDER IDENTITY (SOGI) AND PROVIDING

BABATNIN, CITY OF MALOLOS, PROVINCE OF BULACAN TO BE KNOWN AS

PENALTIES THEREFOR

BABATNIN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

• HB00262 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE E-GOVERNMENT, DEFINING ITS

• HB01894 - AN ACT AMENDING THE PHILIPPINE PASSPORT ACT OF 1996

POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR

INCREASING THE VALIDITY OF PASSPORTS FROM FIVE (5) YEARS TO

OTHER PURPOSES

TEN (10) YEARS

• HB00264 - AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING THE USE OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY IN THE PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM

• HB02287 - AN ACT GRANTING SECURITY OF TENURE TO GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WHOSE NATURE OF APPOINTMENT IS EITHER TEMPORARY,

• HB00401 - AN ACT DECLARING THE 15TH DAY OF EVERY MONTH AS

CONTRACTUAL AND CASUAL AND WHO HAVE RENDERED A TOTAL OF TEN

CIGARETTE HOLIDAY, PROHIBITING THE USE AND SALE OF CIGARETTES

(10) YEARS OF EFFICIENT SERVICE

DURING ITS OBSERVATION AND PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREFOR • HB00476 - AN ACT DECLARING JANUARY 23, OF EVERY YEAR A SPECIAL NON-WORKING HOLIDAY IN THE PROVINCE OF BULACAN • HB00477 - AN ACT DECLARING JANUARY 23 OF EVERY YEAR A SPECIAL WORKING HOLIDAY IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY TO COMMEMORATE THE DECLARATION OF THE FIRST PHILIPPINE REPUBLIC • HB00478 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A MAGNA CARTA OF THE POOR

• HB02396 - AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7277 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE 'MAGNA CARTA FOR DISABLED PERSONS' • HB02430

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AN

ACT

CREATING

THE

SUSTAINABLE

BICOL

RIVER

DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, PRESCRIBING ITS POWERS, FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB02514 - AN ACT PROVIDING ALL BARANGAY OFFICIALS, INCLUDING BARANGAY TANODS, BARANGAY HEALTH WORKERS AND BARANGAY DAY

• HB00479 - AN ACT INSTITUTING A NATIONAL DAM SAFETY PROGRAM,

CARE WORKERS, A LUMP SUM RETIREMENT PAY EQUIVALENT TO ONE

ESTABLISHING THE NATIONAL DAM SAFETY AUTHORITY, PENALIZING

(1) YEAR HONORARIUM, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 393 OF

VIOLATIONS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB00480 - AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A COASTAL HIGHWAY CONNECTING THE CAMANAVA (CALOOCAN, MALABON, NAVOTAS AND VALENZUELA) AREA AND THE PROVINCES OF BULACAN, PAMPANGA AND BATAAN • HB00580 - AN ACT INCREASING THE MATERNITY LEAVE PERIOD TO ONE HUNDRED (100) DAYS FOR FEMALE EMPLOYEES IN THE GOVERNMENT SERVICE AND IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR, AND GRANTING AN OPTION TO EXTEND FOR AN ADDITIONAL THIRTY (30) DAYS WITHOUT PAY, AMENDING

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7160 AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF 1991 • HB02531

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AN

ACT

UPGRADING

THE

POSITION

OF

SANITATION

INSPECTOR TO THE NEXT HIGHER SALARY GRADE AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB02798 - AN ACT TO RAISE AWARENESS OF, AND TO EDUCATE BREAST CANCER PATIENTS ANTICIPATING SURGERY, ESPECIALLY PATIENTS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF ETHNIC MINORITY GROUPS, REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY

FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 1161, AS AMENDED, AND FOR

AND

OTHER PURPOSES

OTHER OPTIONS

• HB00796 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY

• HB03317 - AN ACT SEPARATING THE SICSICAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

CANALATE, CITY OF MALOLOS, PROVINCE OF BULACAN TO BE KNOWN AS

- ANNEX IN BARANGAY STA. MONICA, PUERTO PRINCESA CITY FROM THE

CANALATE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

SICSICAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT

• HB00797 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY

COVERAGE

OF

BREAST

RECONSTRUCTION,

PROSTHESES,

AND

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS SANTA MONICA NATIONAL HIGH

ATLAG, CITY OF MALOLOS, PROVINCE OF BULACAN TO BE KNOWN AS ATLAG

SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

• HB03955 - AN ACT MANDATING THE GOVERNMENT TO PAY THE CAPITAL

• HB00798 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN

GAINS TAX AND THE DOCUMENTARY STAMP TAX DUE IN ADDITION TO THE

BARANGAY SANTISIMA TRINIDAD, CITY OF MALOLOS, PROVINCE OF

JUST COMPENSATION FOR THE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY IN THE EXERCISE

BULACAN TO BE KNOWN AS SANTISIMA TRINIDAD NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

OF THE STATE'S POWER OF EMINENT DOMAIN, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE

AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

SECTIONS 24(D) AND 196 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8424, AS AMENDED,

• HB01858 - AN ACT TO INCORPORATE CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION

OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE NATIONAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1997

(CPR) TRAINING IN THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM OF PUBLIC AND

• HJR0004

PRIVATE SECONDARY SCHOOLS

DUTERTE TO CONTINUE THE BOTTOM-UP BUDGETING (BUB) ALLOTMENTS

• HB01859 - AN ACT CREATING A NATIONAL SENIOR VISION SERVICES

IN THE PROPOSED 2017 NATIONAL GOVERNMENT BUDGET IN ORDER TO

PROGRAM FOR ELDERLY PERSONS WITH FUNCTIONAL VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS

STRENGTHEN CITIZENS' PARTICIPATION IN BUDGET PROCESSES AND LAY

• HB01870 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY BANGKAL, CITY OF MALOLOS, PROVINCE OF BULACAN TO BE

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JOINT

RESOLUTION

URGING

PRESIDENT

RODRIGO

R.

THE GROUND FOR CHANGING PEOPLE'S MINDSET AND STRONGER LOCAL GOVERNANCE PRACTICES AND INSTITUTIONS TOWARDS FEDERALISM

KNOWN AS CONG. TEODULO C. NATIVIDAD NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND

• HR00393

APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

APPROPRIATIONS TO RESTORE THE P351.9 MILLION BUDGET SLASHED BY

• HB01871 - AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING A REPORTING PROCESS AND

THE DEPARTMENT OF BUDGET AND MANAGEMENT FROM THE MAINTENANCE

PROCEDURE BETWEEN THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRARS AND THE COMMISSION

AND OTHER OPERATING EXPENSES OF 35 STATE UNIVERSITIES AND

ON ELECTIONS ON THE DEATH OF PERSONS, AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO.

COLLEGES IN THE PROPOSED 2017 NATIONAL BUDGET AND STUDY OPTIONS

3753, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

TO ESTABLISH FREE PUBLIC EDUCATION FOR ALL AT ALL LEVELS

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RESOLUTION

URGING

THE

HOUSE

COMMITTEE

ON

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Outstanding Congressman Award 2016

Hon. Gwendolyn Fiel Garcia District Representative Cebu, 3rd District Deputy Speaker for the Visayas

In 2004, Gwendolyn Garcia made history as the very first woman governor of the Province of Cebu—the country’s oldest province—since Miguel Lopez de Legazpi was appointed by King Philip II of Spain as Cebu’s first governor in 1569. But she wasn’t content in making history; she wanted to make a real difference. Her work ethic, dedication, and the quality of her output have since set the standard by which leadership in the great province of Cebu is judged. She has brought the same zeal and commitment to her responsibilities as congresswoman, again the first woman to be elected as representative of Cebu’s 3rd Congressional District. Now the leading female Visayan voice in the national stage, Gwen is also the very first woman to be elected Deputy Speaker for the Visayas. The first time she presided over a session in Congress was on the front page of Cebu’s newspapers. It was, after all, the first time a Cebuana presided over Congress. Once more, history was made, another glass ceiling shattered.

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But for Gwen, it’s all about work and it’s all about people. As congresswoman, Gwen has authored 28 bills and co-authored 64 bills and resolutions. These include the bill to protect women from exploitation by foreign nationals by prescribing additional requirements for obtaining a marriage license. The other measures cover the following: 1) Improvement of the Tourism Industry and protection of the environment; 2) Empowerment of the Local Government Units in areas of reclamation, taxation and reclassification; 3) A bill converting and pushing for the cityhood status of the industrial town of Balamban, Cebu; 4) Protection of marriages, family and property relations; 5) Improvement of our Criminal Justice System; 6) Improvement of the Health Sector; 7) Poverty Alleviation as coauthor of the HB No. 4629 or the Magna- Carta for the Poor; 8) Improvement of security, public order and safety; 9) Improvement of the transportation system; 10) Increase of senior citizens and PWD benefits; 11) Veterans benefits; 12) Improvement of the elections process; 13) Sports and youth developments; 14) Economic developments; 15) Creation of the 7th District of the Province of Cebu. (See separate list of bills principally authored.)


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25th Visayas Area Business Conference, Ormoc City

She was a member of the following Committees during the 16th Congress: Appropriations, Agrarian Reform, Aquaculture and Fisheries Resources, Basic Education and Culture, Energy, Foreign Affairs, Local Government, Public Information, Public Order and Safety, Revision of Laws, and Tourism. As Deputy Speaker in the current 17th Congress, she is ex officio member of all committees. Her work doesn't stop with crafting laws that will better the lives of Filipinos as she has also dedicated her time and energy to providing her district with the brand of leadership Gwen has become known for through projects in infrastructure and social services from 2013 to the present. Some of the infrastructure programs completed by Deputy Speaker Garcia for Cebu's 3rd Congressional District: 919 classrooms built; 30.572 kilometers of national roads concreted; 15 kilometers of farm-to-market roads concreted; 10 bridges retrofitted; 6 district hospitals upgraded; improvements made to all Municipal Health Stations; 23 major flood control projects constructed; 30 multi-purpose buildings constructed.

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Social services delivered to her constituents include: 5,277 CHED scholars; 1,083 TESDA scholars; 142 beneficiaries of the DOLE Internship Program; 169 beneficiaries of the DOLE Emergency Employment Program; 200 fishermen beneficiaries of the BFAR Pumpboat Machines Program; 54,912 beneficiaries of medical assistance program; 6,753 beneficiaries of burial assistance; 17,600 beneficiaries of food packs; 10,821 beneficiaries of financial assistance for food; 553 beneficiaries of Educational Financial Aid; 1,766 recipients of BHW (Barangay Health Workers) financial aid; and 2,220 recipients of financial aid for barangay tanods. An ally of President Rodrigo Duterte, Deputy Speaker Gwen Garcia is one of the champions of charter change in the House of Representatives, staunchly advocating for constituent assembly as a means to amend our current system of government into a parliamentary-federal system of government.

The work she has done for the 3rd District has somehow sparked a debate between those who wish she continues what she’s done so far in Congress, and those who want her back as Cebu’s governor. And the nostalgia for her years as governor is understandable. Gwen served for three consecutive terms as Cebu’s chief executive and became known for her mantra: “Dili sulti ang pabuhaton, buhat ang pasulti-on.” (Action, not words.) She has lived by this personal philosophy resulting in a lasting legacy enjoyed by the Cebuano people she loves ever so dearly. Here are a few of her many sterling achievements as governor: In infrastructure: A thousand kilometers of roads asphalted/ concreted; nearly a hundred wooden bridges converted into concrete (including national bridges); the electrification of remote areas (400 sitios lighted). In peace and order: An insurgency-

Food pack distribution in Balamban

Hospital visit in Asturias

Livelihood project in Barili

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With barangay health workers

School Building Inaguration in Asturias

From Left to Right: Deputy Speaker Pia Cayetano, Deputy Speaker Sharon Garin, Deputy Speaker Mylene Garcia-Albano, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Deputy Speaker Gwendolyn Garcia, Deputy Speaker Bai Sandra Sema and Deputy Speaker Mercedes Alvarez


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Road Project in Aloguinsan

free province; the world class Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) that became a best practice model recognized globally through the ‘Dancing Inmates’ program. In environmental preservation: Over 5 million surviving trees planted in partnership with the Department of Education; activated 9 Coastal Resource Management Clusters (of LGUs) to patrol 81 marine protected areas covering 1,716 hectares of coral reefs. In healthcare: The accreditation of all 16 district hospitals by PhilHealth and enrollment of over 400,000 indigent families for health insurance coverage, the largest universal health coverage in the country. In culture and the arts: The Pasigarbo sa Sugbo Festival of Festivals that triggered a cultural rebirth throughout the towns and cities of Cebu. In tourism: The Suroysuroy Sugbo best practice model now replicated by other LGUs. In social welfare: Spearheaded the formulation and adoption of both the Children’s Code of the Province of Cebu and the Women Development Code of the Province of Cebu. More importantly, in the area of economic management, she instituted fiscal reforms that transformed the provincial government from being a tax-collection agent to an incomegenerating economic enterprise. When she assumed the post in 2004, Cebu’s assets stood at P2 billion. By the end of her

Scholars in Toledo city

School Project Ground Breaking Pinamungahan

Flood Control Project in Tuburan

Governors Gwendolyn Garcia & Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a declaration during the Climate Change Summit last October 1, 2009 at the Constellation Ballroom in Hyatt Regency Century, Los Angeles, Califonia

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term, in only 9 years, Cebu’s assets grew by leaps and bounds to P28 billion, an unprecedented 430% increase from 2004. Her successor inherited a debt-free Cebu that was able to maintain its position as the richest province in the country. Already a successful entrepreneur even before she joined government service, Cebu was recognized by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry as the Most Business-Friendly LGU (2012) under her leadership and care. Her success in business and in creating a climate conducive for business and start-ups led to her appointment into the advisory board of Enterprise Asia, the leading non-governmental organization for entrepreneurship in the continent. She continues to travel across Asia in this capacity to recognize outstanding Asian entrepreneurs.

Born in Cebu City on October 12, 1955, she is the firstborn of estimable parents, former Cebu Governor and Deputy Speaker Pablo Paras Garcia and Judge Esperanza Fiel Garcia. Her best attributes are also exemplified by her children: In Paulo, the same business savvy, tenacity, care and concern; In Christina, now Mayor of Liloan, Cebu, the same brilliance, attention to detail, professionalism and work ethic; In Carissa, the same free spirit, artistry, boldness and strength of character. A working woman of substance, a visionary, and a true patriot, where Gwendolyn Fiel Garcia is concerned, there is certainly so much more to look forward to. And by the looks of it, she is just getting warmed up.

Asked where she gets her drive to serve and succeed, she says she draws inspiration from her firm foundations: her faith and family. A devotee of the Señor Santo Niño de Cebu, Gwen danced in the annual Sinulog in honor of the Holy Child Jesus of Cebu for nine consecutive years—the entire time she was governor. It was in fulfillment of a promise she made to the Holy Child, one she lived up to even during her last year in office, despite the dangers of doing so. It would be remembered that Gwen faced political persecution in the lead-up to the 2013 elections. Throughout the most trying of times, her family and friends and the Cebuano people were by her side. A graduate of the University of the Philippines - Diliman with a BA degree in Broadcast Communication, Gwen is a recipient of various awards and distinctions as a public servant, including the Order of Lakandula (Rank of Grand Cross). She has honorary doctorate degrees from the Cebu Normal University (Doctor of Humanities) and the Cebu Technological University (Doctor of Philosophy).

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Family picture of Deputy Sepaker Gwen Garcia with Son Paulo, Grandson Jules, Son - in-Law Vice Mayor Duke, Daugter in-Law Michelle, Daughter Carissa and Mayor Christina


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Cebu's First and Only Woman Governor GWEN Garcia receives this Official Seal of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukraine, presented and given by First Vice Prime Minister of the Council of Prime Ministers, H.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte

With former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and now Deputy Speaker of the 17th Congress

HOUSE MEASURES SPONSORED/AUTHORED • HB00312 - An Act Providing For The Holding Of A Constitutional Convention And Appropriating Funds For The Election Of Its Delegates And For The Budget Of Its Operation • HB00313 - An Act Providing For The Conduct Of Hybrid National, Local And Armm Elections, Through Manual Voting And Counting At The Precinct Level, And Automated Transmission And Canvassing, And For Other Purposes • HB00314 - An Act Amending The Average Annual Income Requirement For A Municipality Of Cluster Of Barangays To Be Converted Into A Component City, Amending For The Puprose Republic Act No. 9009 And Section 450 Of Republic Act No. 7160, Otherwise Known As The Local Government Code Of 1991 • HB00315 - An Act Amending Article 75 Of Title Iv Of Executive Order No. 209, As Amended By Executive Order No. 227, Otherwise Known As The Family Code Of The Philippines • HB01628 - An Act Providing For The Postponement And Resetting Of The Barangay And Sangguniang Kabataan Election And For Other Purposes • HB01629 - An Act Legalizing Church Annulment Or Dissolution Of Certain Marriages And For Other Purposes • HB01630 - An Act Amending Republic Act Numbered Three Thousand Eight Hundred Fifteen, As Amended, Otherwise Known As The Revised Penal Code Of The Philippines, And For Other Purposes • HB01631 - An Act Rationalizing The Income Requirements For The Creation Of A Municipality, The Declaration Of Highly Urbanized Status In The Case Of Component Cities And The Creation Of A Province, Amending For The Purpose Section 442 (A) And 452 (A) And 461 (A) And (C) Of Republic Act No. 7160, As Amended Otherwise Known As The Local Government Code Of 1991 • HB01632 - An Act Granting Provinces As Share In The Proceeds Of Real Property Taxes Imposed By Component Cities, Amending Section 271 Of Republic Act Number 7160, Otherwise Known As The Local Government Code Of 1991 • HB01633 - An Act Providing For The Speedy And Effective Perpetuation Of The Testimony Of A Vital Witness In The Prosecution For A Criminal Offense So As To Prevent Its Subsequent Recantation Or Substantial Alteration • HB01634 - An Act Regulating The Packaging, Sale, Distribution And Advertisement Of Hormonal Contraceptives And For Other Purposes • HB01635 - An Act Designating Security Guards Of Duly Accredited Agencies As Agents Of Persons In Authority While Engaged In The Performance Of Official Duties, Amending Article 152 Of Act No. 3815 Otherwise Known As The Revised Penal Code

Act No. 9164, As Amended By Republic Act No. 9340 And Republic Act No. 10656, And For Other Purposes • HB03454 - An Act Abolishing The Sangguniang Kabataan, Repealing For The Purpose Republic Act No. 10742, Otherwise Known As The Sangguniang Kabataan Reform Act Of 2015 And Amending Republic Act No. 7160, Otherwise Known As The Local Government Code Of 1991 • HB03504 - An Act Postponing The October 2016 Barangay And Sangguniang Kabataan Elections, Amending For The Purpose Republic Act No. 9164, As Amended By Republic Act No. 9340 And Republic Act No. 10656, Prescribing Additional Rules Governing The Conduct Of Barangay And Sangguniang Kabataan Elections And For Other Purposes • HB03988 - An Act Providing For The Conjugal Partnership Of Gains As The Governing Regime In The Absence Of A Marriage Settlement Or When The Regime Agreed Upon Is Void, Amending For The Purpose Article 75 Of Title Iv Of Executive Order No. 209, As Amended By Executive Order No. 227, Otherwise Known As The Family Code Of The Philippines • HB04113 - An Act Increasing The Maternity Leave Period To One Hundred (100) Days For Female Workers In The Government Service And In The Private Sector, And Granting An Option To Extend For An Additional Thirty (30) Days Without Pay • HR00011 - A Resolution Congratulating And Commending Arianwen Rollan For Honoring The Country With Her Award From The Qatar Foundation For Her Research On The Anti-Tumor Properties Of Malunggay Seeds Featured In The 2016 Intel International Science And Engineeering Fair • HR00290 - A Resolution Congratulating And Commending The Ten Awardees Of The Search For The Country's Outstanding Police Officers In Service (Cops) For 2016, As Well As The Metrobank Foundation, The Rotary Club Of New Manila East And Philippine Savings Bank For Undertaking The Annual Search And Recognition Program • HR00301 - Resolution Honoring And Commending The Outstanding Teachers Of 2016 Awarded By The Metrobank Foundation, Inc. • HR00313 - Resolution Condemning To The Highest Degree The Bombing Of The Night Market In Davao City And Supporting The President’s Declaration Of Lawless Violence • HR00314 - Resolution Calling For An Investigation, In Aid Of Legislation, On The Proliferation Of Illegal Drugs At The Cebu Provincial Detention And Rehabilitation Center (Cpdrc) And The Glaring Gross Mismanagement Thereof

• HB01636 - An Act Amending Section 24 Of Republic Act No. 7916, Otherwise Known As The Special Economic Zone Act Of 1995

• HR00443 - A Resolution Urging Speaker Pantaleon D. Alvarez Through Appropriations Committee Chairman Karlo B. Nograles To Restore The Budget Of The National Commission For Culture And The Arts (Ncca) To The 2016 Level With Augmentation For Additional Thirty-One (31) Permanent Positions

• HB01637 - An Act Declaring January 6 Of Every Year As A Special NonWorking Holiday In The City Of Toledo, Province Of Cebu, In Celebration Of Its Charter Day

• HR00453 - A Resolution Expressing Support Of The House Of Representatives For The Increase In The Budgetary Support For Higher Education And Health

• HB01638 - An Act Providing For Additional Requirements For Male Citizens Or Subjects Of A Foreign Country Desiring To Marry A Filipina Thereby Amending Aticle 21 Of The Executive Order No. 209 Otherwise Known As The Family Code Of The Philippine

• HR00484 - A Resolution Of The House Of Representatives Congratulating And Commending Representative Geraldine Roman For Being Hailed As One Of The Inspiring Women Of 2016 By Motto Website, From The Editors Of Time Magazine

• HB01639 - An Act Empowering Provincial Government To Administer Land Reclamation In Their Arear Of Jurisdiction, Maximize Their Utilization And Provide For Their Development Consistent With Public Interest And For Other Purposes

• HR00485 - A Resolution Requesting The Assistance Of The Speaker Of The House Of Representatives In Alloting Or Realigning Funds Amounting To Php170 Million Under The 2017 National Expenditure Program For The Formulation Of The Metro Cebu Traffic Management Plan

• HB03384 - An Act Postponing The October 2016 Barangay And Sangguniang Kabataan Elections, Amending For The Purpose Republic

• PS00058 - Mismanagement Of The Cebu Provincial Detention And Rehabilitation Center

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Outstanding Congressman Award 2016

Hon. Scott Davies S. Lanete, M.D. Representative

Masbate, 3rd District COMMITTEE VICE CHAIRPERSON Appropriations

Games and Amusements

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS • Climate Change • Interparliamentary Relations and Diplomacy

• National Defense and Security • Public Order and Safety

During one of his visits to the district hospital

A third-term congressman for the Third District, Province of Masbate, Hon. Scott Davies S. Lanete exemplifies a young, energetic, dedicated and visionary public servant. He is committed to a vision of an emerging Masbateño people, sustained and empowered by public-private partnership and cooperation. Rep. Lanete’s projects for the people of his district include the following industry programs for the strengthening of communities for mutual growth and excellence: • Livelihood • Financial literacy • Improved job employment • Fair labor practices • Legislative/executive support for micro, small and medium scale business

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• Health and primary care • Education • Youth value formation • Family dynamics • Children and women empowerment • Persons with disabilities empowerment • Climate change mitigation • Renewable and sustainable energy • Infrastructure development • Eco-tourism • Sustainable development • Peace and order • Poverty alleviation


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The expanse of his accomplishments go beyond the roads, ports, bridges, school structures, and multi-purpose buildings he has helped build and establish. He continues to study and make plans for the implementation of more projects for his constituents. For the 17th Congress, Rep. Lanete serves as vice chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations. During the recent budget deliberations, he presented and defended the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget of the Department of Health and its attached agencies, as well as the Dangerous Drugs Board and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency. He also serves as the vice chairman of the House Committee on Games and Amusements. He is a member of the following House Committees: Bicol Recovery and Economic Development, Climate Change, Health, Inter-Parliamentary Relations and Diplomacy, National Defense and Security, Public Order and Safety, and Tourism. Rep. Lanete has represented the Philippines in various official functions overseas. He served as the Philippine Delegate to the Asian Parliamentary Assembly Meeting of the Standing Committee on Economic and Sustainable Development in Jakarta, Indonesia on August 19-20, 2015. He also participated in the FITUR 2016 & Madrid Fusion 2016 in Madrid, Spain and the Korea World Travel Fair in Seoul, South Korea last June. Part of his international speaking invitations this 2016 is to the prestigious “JT Foxx’s Family Reunion II” in Orlando, Florida. It is an annual event with topics ranging from health, social issues and themes like “How to triple your net-worth in 2017,” led by serial entrepreneur, wealth coach and international bestselling author JT Foxx. Rep. Lanete served as a speaker for the event’s audience of entrepreneurs, property investors, passive income investors, celebrities and millionaires from over 60 countries. His outstanding leadership skills and exemplary competence in proficiently expressing himself has brought him the honor of representing the country internationally, as early as his younger years. Boy Scouts of the Philippines appointed a young Scott Lanete as Ambassador of Goodwill to the Nippon Jamboree in Akita, Japan and to the High Sierra International Rendezvous in Nevada, California, USA. He was also previously selected as one of the Ten Outstanding Boy Scouts of the Philippines. Furthermore, the University of the Philippines Manila and the University of the East – Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center had sent him as Philippine Representative to the 13th Korean International Youth Forum and the International Medical Students Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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Cong. Lanete as Speaker during the JT Foxx Family Reunion II in Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.

House Bills Authored by Rep. Lanete

Rep. Lanete, who graduated elementary and high school with honors at the Sacred Heart School in Cebu City, finished B.S. Pharmacy in UP Manila in 2005 and earned the degree as Doctor of Medicine in UERMMC in 2009. He passed the PRC Physician Licensure Examinations in 2010, shortly after he was duly elected as Congressman. He is also a real estate license holder, having passed the PRC Real Estate Broker Licensure Examination this year. He is currently taking up MBA in Health at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business. A recipient of the 2016 Golden Globe Annual Awards for Outstanding Filipino Achiever and the Philippine Top Choice Awards for Outstanding Achievers, Rep. Lanete is recognized for his commendable work and for reaching out to the underprivileged and the marginalized beyond the call of his duty and profession. While serving his legislative functions, he has been organizing and sponsoring a series of medical, dental and surgical missions together with the Philippine Children’s Medical Center and other non-government organizations. Born on October 1, 1982 in Cebu City, Rep. Lanete serves two of his most important roles every day –a husband to Angela and father to River Ezekiel, Summer Catherine and Gabriel Oasis.

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On Health • No. 630: An Act Creating the Philippine Center for Autism and for Other Purposes • No. 631: An Act Mandating the Establishment of Humor Wards in All Hospitals and Appropriating Funds Therefor • No. 1084: An Act Mandating the Department of Health to Provide at Least One (1) Health Worker in Every Barangay, Increasing Their Salaries and Benefits, and for Other Purposes • No. 1085: An Act Creating a Dental Unit in Every Rural Health Unit Under the Department of Health as Part of the Primary Approach in the Delivery of Health Services and Providing Funds Therefor • No. 1086: An Act Reverting to the National Government the Discharge of Basic Health Services Devolved to Local Government Units (LGUs) and Amending for the Purpose Republic Act No. 7160, Otherwise Known as the Local Government Code of 1991 • No. 1335: An Act Establishing a National Program for Sharing of Organs from Deceased Donors and Appropriating Funds Therefor • No. 1336: An Act Amending Republic Act No. 10606 Otherwise Known as the “National Health Insurance Act of 2013”, Amending Republic Act No. 7875, Otherwise Known as the “National Health Insurance Act of 1995” as Amended, and for Other Purposes • No. 3859: An Act to Establish Satellite Hospitals in Visayas and Mindanao, Establishing a Mechanism Therefor, Providing Funds Therefor, and for Other Purposes


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• No. 1079: An Act Converting Salvacion High School in Barangay Salvacion, Municipality of Palanas, Province of Masbate into a National High School to be Known as Salvacion National High School and Appropriating Funds Therefor • No. 1080: An Act Integrating the Dr. Emilio B. Espinosa, Sr. Memorial State College of Agriculture and Technology Campus Learning Site in the Municipality of Cawayan, Province of Masbate, as a Regular Campus of the Dr. Emilio B. Espinosa, Sr. Memorial State College of Agriculture and Technology to be Known as the Dr. Emilio B. Espinosa, Sr. Memorial State College of Agriculture and Technology – Cawayan Campus • No. 1089; An Act Providing Free Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Education Courses in State Colleges and Universities and for Other Purposes • No. 1091: An Act Providing Free Information and Communication Technology Courses in State Colleges and Universities and for Other Purposes

Plenary Sponsorship for DOH Fiscal Year 2017 Budget (Oct. 4, 2016)

On Education • No. 1067: An Act Providing Book Subsidy to Qualified Students in the Tertiary Education and Providing Funds Therefor • No. 1068: An Act to Advance the Understanding of Personal Finance among Elementary and High School Students, to Add a Course on Personal Finance in School Curriculum, Establishing a Mechanism Therefor and for Other Purposes • No. 1069: An Act to Advance the Personal Understanding on the Environment Among Elementary and High School Students, to Add a Course on Environmental Education in School Curriculum, Establishing a Mechanism Therefor and for Other Purposes • No. 1070: An Act to Advance the Personal Understanding on Health Hazards Among Elementary and High School Students, to Add a Course on First Aid in School Curriculum, Establishing a Mechanism Therefor and for Other Purposes • No. 1077: An Act Establishing a National Science High School in Barangay Pasiagon, Municipality of Placer, Province of Masbate, to be Known as Placer National Science High School and Appropriating Funds Therefor • No. 1078: An Act Establishing a National Science High School in Barangay Agoho, Municipality of Esperanza, Province of Masbate, to be Known as Agoho National Science High School and Appropriating Funds Therefor

Meeting of the Cttee. on Dangerous Drugs regarding HB No. 3611 authored by Cong. Lanete re Mandating the random drug testing in all government agencies (Oct. 11, 2016 @ Belmonte Hall, HOR)

Meeting of the Special Committee on Climate Change regarding Plans & programs of the CCC & concerned agencies to increase food production vis-à-vis global warming (Feb. 1, 2016 @ Yñiguez Hall, HOR)

Meeting with NAPOCOR, DMCI & MASELCO regarding 69 KV Transmission Line in Masbate (Feb. 12, 2016 @ NAPOCOR)

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On Tourism • No. 1063: An Act Declaring the Porta Vega Beach and its Premises as an Ecotourism Site, Establishing the Porta Vega Ecotourism Council, Providing Funds Therefor, and for Other Purposes • No. 1064: An Act Declaring the Kalanay Falls and its Premises as an Ecotourism Site, Establishing the Kalanay Falls Ecotourism Council, Providing Funds Therefor, and for Other Purposes • No. 1065: An Act Declaring the Manok Manok Island and its Premises in the Municipality of Esperanza, Province of Masbate as a Tourist Spot and Appropriating Funds Therefor • No. 1066: An Act Declaring the Island of Balangingi in the Municipality of Pio V. Corpuz in the Province of Masbate as an Ecotourism Site and Appropriating Funds Therefor • No. 1090: An Act Declaring the Island of Nagarao and its Surrounding Islands as an Ecotourism Council, Providing Funds Therefor, and for Other Purposes • No. 1092: An Act Declaring the Municipality of Placer, Province of Masbate as the Festival Capital of Bicolandia, Establishing the Placer Festival Council, Providing Funds Therefor, and for Other Purposes On infrastructure • No. 627: An Act Mandating the Construction of the Quezon-Bicol Expressway • No. 1074: An Act Providing for the Conversion of the Daraga, Placer – Cawayan Provincial Road, Province of Masbate into a National Road and Appropriating Funds Therefor • No. 1075: An Act Providing for the Conversion of the Del Carmen – Malbug Provincial Road, Province of Masbate into a National Road and Appropriating Funds Therefor

Meeting with Barangay Leaders

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• No. 1076: An Act Providing for the Conversion of the Junction Morning, Cataingan – Pio V. Corpuz – Esperanza Provincial Road, Province of Masbate into a National Road and Appropriating Funds Therefor • No. 1081: An Act Establishing the Placer Airport in the Municipality of Placer, Province of Masbate and Appropriating Funds Therefor On labor • No. 628: An Act Providing for an Increase in the Salary Grade of Government Physicians, a Grant of Monetary Allowance, and Appropriating Funds Therefor • No. 629: An Act Providing for an Increase in the Salary Grade of Government Nurses, Pharmacists, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Medical Technicians, Radiology Technicians and Other Health Care Personnel, Grant of Allowance and Appropriating Funds Therefor • No. 1072: An Act Mandating Every Filipino Worker Bound for Deployment to Undergo Financial and Entrepreneurial Seminars, Making It a Requirement for Deployment, and Appropriating Funds Therefor • No. 1083: An Act Providing for an Increase in the Salary of Military Personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Uniformed Personnel under the Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, and Philippine Coast Guard, Grant of Allowance and Appropriating Funds Therefor

With President Rodrigo Duterte


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• No. 1087: An Act Granting Additional Insurance Benefits to All Public School Teachers, Providing Funds for the Payment of its Premiums, and for Other Purposes • No. 1088: An Act to Establish a Competitive Grant Program to Retain Highly Qualified Teachers in Rural Communities • No. 1333: An Act Providing for Mandatory Full Medical Assistance to Uniformed Men Wounded While on Duty • Resolution No. 34: Resolution Urging the Department of Labor and Employment to Conduct Feasibility Studies on How to Address the Lack of Benefits Given to Fixed Term Employees and to Enact Guidelines in Furtherance Thereof

Supplementary • No. 1071: An Act Granting Additional Benefits and Privileges to Senior Citizens, Further Amending Republic Act No. 9994, as Amended, Otherwise Known as The “Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010” • No. 1082: An Act Reforesting 3,000 Hectares of Public Land in Placer, Cawayan, Esperanza, Pio V. Corpus, Cataingan, Dimasalang, Palanas and Uson, All in the Province of Masbate, and Appropriating Funds Therefor • No. 1334: An Act Mandating the Reparations for Victims of Armed Conflict, Creation of a Reparation Program, Appropriating Funds Therefor, and for Other Purposes • No. 3610: An Act Mandating the Random Drug-Testing in All Government Agencies, Providing Funds Therefor, and for Other Purposes

Proclamation as duly-elected Congressman (2016 NLE)

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Hon. Celso L. Lobregat District Representative

Zamboanga City, 1st District COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON

COMMITTEE VICE CHAIRPERSON

Public Works and Highways

Appropriations

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS • Basic Education and Culture • Energy • Higher and Technical Education

• Local Government • Public Order and Safety • Mindanao Affairs

Previous Government Service and Accomplishments As a student, CONGRESSMAN CELSO L. LOBREGAT excelled both in curricular and extra-curricular activities • An all-around athlete playing in the NCCA Basketball, Football, Volleyball, Softball and Track and Field League of both De La Salle (High School) and Ateneo de Manila (Varsity) • 1967-68 – named Athlete of the Year (Ateneo de Manila) • 1970 – Graduated with AB Economics Degree, Ateneo de Manila with Honors • 1972 – Graduated with Masters in Business Management Degree, Asian Institute of Management • 2003 – Inducted into the Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame

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Congressman of the Lone District of Zamboanga City (1998-2001; 2001-2004). Authored the ff: • R.A. 9142 – Conversion of Zamboanga City Polytechnic College into a State College • R.A. 9269 – Creation of the Second Legislative District of Zamboanga City • Seven laws Creating National High Schools in Zamboanga City: P3 Billion worth of projects were implemented during his two terms, this includes: • P1.5 Billion concreting – widening of the national highway from Zamboanga City to Licomo • P450 Million upgrading and modernization of the Zamboanga City Medical Center


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Mayor of Zamboanga City for Three Consecutive Terms (2004-2007, 2007-2010, 2010-2013) • In 2008, he was the only non-lawyer mayor to speak before the Supreme Court en banc on the City’s petition against the Memorandum on Ancestral Domain (MOA-AD) Bangsamoro Juridical Entity (BJE) • Hall of Fame, Most Outstanding City Mayor – Alliance of Local Social Welfare and Development Officers of the Philippines, Inc. (ALSWDOPI), Cagayan de Oro City, September 29, 2010 • 7th National Sandugo Award for Outstanding Local Government Executives and 5-time Hall of Famer – Department of Health, National Blood Council and Philippine Red Cross, July 25, 2012 • PAF Reservist Officer of the Year – Philippine Air Force, Villamor Air Base, Pasay City, July 2, 2012 • Doctor of Humanities, Honoris Causa, conferred by the Western Mindanao State University, July 16, 2012 • City Government’s completed and ongoing projects from 20072013 totaled to 4,030 projects worth P5.7 Billion – all of these without having to borrow a single centavo from any financial institution. These included the construction of 1000 new classrooms. Congressman of the First District of Zamboanga City (2013-2016) • Authored three laws creating national high schools in Zamboanga City - R.A 10812 San Roque National High School - R.A 10835 Tulungatung National High School - R.A 10836 Pasonanca National High School • Took the lead in arguing against the unconstitutional and disadvantageous provisions of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). • Awarded as Outstanding Congressman of the Philippines by the Publishers Association of the Philippines Inc., (PAPI), August 28, 2015. • Awarded Silver Humanitarian Service Cross Award, (Philippine Red Cross), April 18, 2016. Congressman of the First District of Zamboanga City (2016-2019) • Conferred HONORARY FELLOW and DOCTOR FELLOW Awards by the ROYAL INSTITUTION SINGAPORE, October 21, 2016 Affiliations • Board of Governors, Philippine Red Cross, four terms (2004 to present) • Commissioned Colonel in the Reserve Force of the Philippine Air Force

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Social Responsibility EDUCATION Construction of School Buildings During the conferment of Honorary Fellow and Doctor Fellow of the Royal Institution of Singapore, Cong. Lobregat said that, “Education is the key and solution to the eradication of poverty. It is our view that education empowers people and opens new opportunities to improve the quality of their lives. Through education, our people will be more capable of weighing their options and not readily fall for the sweet but empty promises of fraudsters that are too eager and ready to take advantage of them.” • Since being re-elected in 2016, Cong. Lobregat has participated in the turnover of 11 school buildings with a total of 85 classrooms and this includes: - San Roque Elementary School (3 story – 9 classrooms) - Luyahan Elementary School (2 story – 4 classrooms) - Patalon Elementary School (2 story – 2 classrooms) - Sinunuc Elementary School (2 story – 6 classrooms) - Salum Elementary School (1 story – 3 classrooms) - Recodo National High School (2 story – 4 classrooms) - Ayala Central School (3 story- 15 classrooms) - Sta. Barbara Central School (3 story- 15 classrooms) - Sta. Maria Central School (3 story- 15 classrooms) - Tulungatung National High School (2 story- 6 classrooms) - Regional Science High School (2 story- 6 classrooms)

With DepEd and DPWH officials inspecting and validating school sites

• Together with the DPWH & DepED, Cong. Lobregat participated in the site validation of 18 school sites in line with the DepED School Building Program • House Bills on Education: - Authored Four Bills Creating National High School - Conversion of Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College into a University

In 2008, then Mayor Celso Lobregat speaking before the Supreme Court on the Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain (MOA-AD) and Bangsamoro Juridical Entity (BJE)

In 2015 to 2016, Cong. Lobregat leading the interpellations on the unconstitutional and contentious provisions of the Bagsamoro Basic Law (BBL)

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Back to Back Turnover of two 3 story 15 classroom building to Sta. Barbara Central School and Sta. Maria Central School


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• It is not only now that Cong. Lobregat has given priority to education, during his term as City Mayor, the City Government of Zamboanga: - Appropriated P1 Billion for the construction of more than 1,000 classrooms - In coordination with DepEd, opened five new high schools: (1) Talon-Talon National High School, (2) Recodo National High School, (3) Capisan National High School, (4) Lubigan Annex National High School, and (5) Landang Gua Integrated School - For Tertiary Education, City Government facilitated and coordinated with Western Mindanao State University and DepED for the establishment of WMSU’s extension program in Barangay Curuan; and with Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College for the opening of extension classes in the city-owned Ayala Technical-Vocational School and Vitali TechnicalVocational School POWER Mindanao Power Corporation (MINPOCOR) Cong. Lobregat filed HB No. 122 or the Act Creating the Mindanao Power Corporation. The Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001(EPIRA) provides for the privatization of all government-owned energy facilities. This Bill seeks the non-privatization of Agus and Pulangui hydro complexes, located in Lanao Del Sur and Bukidnon provinces, which are considered the crown jewels of Mindanao

Power Industry. The Bill also provides for the Mindanao Power Fund, which ensures lessening subsidy by the National Government in any power crisis situation. TRANSPORTATION Mindanao Railways Corporation Cong. Lobregat filed HB No. 123 Creating the Mindanao Railways Corporation, Prescribing its Powers, Functions and Duties, and Providing the Necessary Funds for its Creation. The proposed Mindanao Railway Project will compliment programs/projects that will address the lingering problem on poor quality of roads and incomplete road networks in some parts of Mindanao. Landlocked agricultural areas with no access to ports or cargo-loading airports will greatly benefit from the railway system project. INFRASTRUCTURE Roads & Bridges • Zamboanga City By-Pass Road - 36.7 kms of new road from MCLL Highway (East Coast) to ZC Labuan Limpapa Road (West Coast) • Widening of West Coast Road • Widening of Baliwasan Sea-Side Road • Construction of Roads Leading to Declared Tourism Site (Nancy Falls) - 25.7 kms from Jct. National Highway Ayala to Nancy Falls, Barangay La Paz, Zamboanga City

Cong. Lobregat supports the establishment of Mindanao Railway System

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HEALTH Expansion / Modernization of Zamboanga City Medical Center (ZCMC) • Completion of Central Tower 1 (5 storey Central Block) • Establishment of Cancer Center • Establishment of Kidney Center • Construction of 3-storey Central Block Tower 2 • House Bill No. 3750 Increasing the Bed Capacity of ZCMC from 500 to 800. ZAMBOANGA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (ZIA) REPAIR AND TRANSFER • While pushing for the transfer of ZIA, its maintenance, repair and rehabilitation should also be prioritized for the safety and welfare of the passengers

WATER • Cong. Lobregat filed House Resolution No 10 entitled: URGING THE NATIONAL ECONOMIC AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY TO SUPPORT THE PROPOSED ZAMBOANGA CITY IMPOUNDING DAM PROJECT AND TO INCLUDE IT IN THE PRIORITY PROJECT LISTING OF THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE Both as Congressman and Red Cross Governor, Representative Lobregat knows no political boundaries whenever disasters strike and calamities occur. According to Cong. Lobregat “If we offer help to our people, we don’t look into them as to what district they belong, we see them all as our constituents--they are Zamboangeños and therefore we must lend a helping hand. We always invoke the spirit of unity and kindness to our fellowmen, that is the attitude of Zamboangeños, ta man ayudahan kita todo en tiempo de crisis.”

Cong. Lobregat together with DSWD distributing relief assistance to Calarian fire victims

PRC Governor/Congressman Celso L. Lobregat distributes relief assistance to the Sta. Catalina fire victims

Department of Transportation officials inspect Zamboanga International Airport (ZIA) and vow to prioritize the ZIA repair and rehabilitation

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Inspection of Zamboanga City By Pass Road together with DPWH officials


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HOUSE MEASURES SPONSORED/AUTHORED • HB00122 - AN ACT CREATING THE MINDANAO POWER CORPORATION AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB00123 - AN ACT CREATING THE MINDANAO RAILWAYS CORPORATION PRESCRIBING ITS POWERS, FUNCTIONS, AND DUTIES, AND PROVIDING FOR THE NECESSARY FUNDS FOR ITS OPERATION • HB00124 - AN ACT DECLARING THE PASONANCA WATERSHED FOREST RESERVE LOCATED IN ZAMBOANGA CITY AS A PROTECTED AREA UNDER THE CATEGORY OF NATURAL PARK AND PROVIDING FOR ITS MANAGEMENT • HB00125 - AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE GRANT OF COMPENSATION IN THE FORM OF ADDITIONAL HONORARIUM TO BARANGAY HEALTH WORKERS • HB00126 - AN ACT ALLOWING LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS TO SUSPEND THE MANDATORY WEARING OF MOTORCYCLE HELMETS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10054, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "MOTORCYCLE HELMET ACT OF 2009" • HB03384 - AN ACT POSTPONING THE OCTOBER 2016 BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9164, AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9340 AND REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10656, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB03408 - AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE OPERATION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES FROM JANUARY ONE TO DECEMBER THIRTYONE, TWO THOUSAND AND SEVENTEEN, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB03504 - AN ACT POSTPONING THE OCTOBER 2016 BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9164, AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9340 AND REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10656, PRESCRIBING ADDITIONAL RULES GOVERNING THE CONDUCT OF BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB03749 - AN ACT CREATING FOUR (4) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE NINTH JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT ZAMBOANGA CITY, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT 10301 WHICH CREATED FOUR (4) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN ZAMBOANGA CITY, WHICH FURTHER AMENDED BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS 'THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980', AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB03750 - AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10613 BY INCREASING THE BED CAPACITY OF ZAMBOANGA CITY MEDICAL CENTER FROM FIVE HUNDRED (500) TO EIGHT HUNDRED (800), UPGRADING ITS GENERAL SERVICE FACILITIES, AUTHORIZING THE INCREASE OF ITS MEDICAL PERSONNEL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB03929 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE ZAMBOANGA CITY STATE POLYTECHNIC COLLEGE INTO A STATE UNIVERSITY TO BE KNOWN AS ZAMBOANGA PENINSULA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB03990 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE ROAD STRETCHING FROM JUNCTION ZAMBOANGA CITY LABUAN LIMPAPA NATIONAL HIGHWAY SINUBONG SECTION TO BARANGAYS PAMUCUTAN, LA PAZ, TULUNGATUNG, CAWIT, MAASIN, SINUNUC, MALAGUTAY, CABATANGAN, PASONANCA, TUMAGA, LUNZURAN, LUMBANGAN, BOALAN, PASOBOLONG AND CULIANAN UP TO JUNCTION MARIA CLARA LOBREGAT NATIONAL HIGHWAY ALL IN ZAMBOANGA CITY INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

• HB03993 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE CITY ROAD STRETCHING FROM ALEJO ALVAREZ STREET IN ZAMBOANGA CITY CONNECTING JUNCTION ZAMBOANGA CITY LABUAN TO LIMPAPA NATIONAL HIGHWAY SAN JOSE SECTION TO JUNCTION R.T. LIM BOULEVARD IN ZAMBOANGA CITY INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB03994 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE CITY ROAD STRETCHING FROM C.A. FERNANDEZ ROAD (BALIWASAN CHICO ROAD) IN BARANGAY BALIWASAN IN ZAMBOANGA CITY CONNECTING JUNCTION ZAMBOANGA CITY LABUAN TO LIMPAPA NATIONAL HIGHWAY BALIWASAN SECTION AND JUNCTION R.T. LIM BOULEVARD IN ZAMBOANGA CITY INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB03995 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE CITY ROAD STRETCHING FROM T. TAUPAN ROAD IN SUTTERVILLE BARANGAY CAMPO ISLAM ZAMBOANGA CITY CONNECTING JUNCTION ZAMBOANGA CITY LABUAN LIMPAPA NATIONAL HIGHWAY SAN JOSE GUSU SECTION TO JUNCTION R.T. LIM BOULEVARD IN ZAMBOANGA CITY INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB04054 - AN ACT PROVIDING TAX INCENTIVES TO INDIVIDUALS AND CORPORATIONS GIVING DONATIONS, CONTRIBUTIONS, AND GRANTS TO FILIPINO ATHLETES WHO HAVE WON MEDALS IN THE SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB04138 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE ROAD STRETCHING FROM JUNCTION MARIA CLARA LOBREGAT NATIONAL HIGHWAY IN BARANGAY VITALI PASSING TO BARANGAY SIBULAO TO JUNCTION MARIA CLARA LOBREGAT NATIONAL HIGHWAY IN BARANGAY TAGASILAY, ALL IN ZAMBOANGA CITY INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB04139 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE ROAD STRETCHING FROM JUNCTION BARANGAY SIBULAO TO MERLOQUET FALLS IN ZAMBOANGA CITY INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB04224 - AN ACT CREATING THE COCONUT INDUSTRY TRUST FUND ACT PROVIDING FOR ITS MANAGEMENT AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB04315 - AN ACT SEEKING THE CREATION OF THE CAWIT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY CAWIT, ZAMBOANGA CITY AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB04316 - AN ACT SEEKING THE CREATION OF THE PATALON NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY PATALON, ZAMBOANGA CITY AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB04317 - AN ACT SEEKING THE CREATION OF THE TUMAGA NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY TUMAGA, ZAMBOANGA CITY AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB04318 - AN ACT SEPARATING THE TALISAYAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL - LA PAZ ANNEX IN BARANGAY LA PAZ, ZAMBOANGA CITY FROM TALISAYAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS LA PAZ NATIONAL HIGH SHCOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB04319 - ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING ACT OF THE PHILIPPINES • HR00010 - RESOLUTION URGING THE NATIONAL ECONOMIC AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY TO SUPPORT THE PROPOSED ZAMBOANGA CITY IMPOUNDING DAM PROJECT AND TO INCLUDE IT IN THE PRIORITY PROJECT LISTING OF THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

• HB03991 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE ROAD STRETCHING FROM JUNCTION ZAMBOANGA CITY LABUAN LIMPAPA NATIONAL HIGHWAY IN BARANGAY AYALA TO BARANGAY LA PAZ (NANCY FALLS) ALL IN ZAMBOANGA CITY INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

• HR00175 - RESOLUTION COMMENDING HIDILYN DIAZ FOR HER EXCEPTIONAL FEAT IN WINNING THE RIO 2016 OLYMPIC SILVER MEDAL IN THE WOMEN’S 53-KG WEIGHTLIFTING DIVISION ON AUGUST 7, 2016 IN RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

• HB03992 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE CITY ROAD STRETCHING FROM DR. VARELA STREET ZAMBOANGA CITY CONNECTING JUNCTION ZAMBOANGA CITY LABUAN TO LIMPAPA NATIONAL HIGHWAY SAN JOSE SECTION TO JUNCTION R.T. LIM BOULEVARD IN ZAMBOANGA CITY INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

• HR00326 - A RESOLUTION COMMENDING SENIOR POLICE OFFICER 3 HAMIDHAN BIBIO TEBBENG FOR HIS ACHIEVEMENT AS ONE OF THE WINNERS OF THE 2016 METROBANK FOUNDATION SEARCH FOR THE COUNTRY’S OUTSTANDING POLICE OFFICER IN SERVICE

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Hon. Dale "Along" R. Malapitan District Representative

Caloocan City, 1st District COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS • Appropriations • Games and Amusements • Housing and Urban Development • Local Government

He might be a neophyte in Congress but he is a veteran "kid" in public service. Cong. Dale Gonzalo "Along" Malapitan of Caloocan City's 1st District was a barangay chairman, President of Liga ng mga Barangay, thus a city councilor. Cong. Malapitan aims to strengthen the very basic foundation of our society - the family. "The family is the key to the success of the barangay governance system," he said. Now as the country's young legislator, Cong. Along, as he is fondly called by his constituents, is now diving into serious research and studies towards drafting proposed bills, or amendments to existing ones, on:

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• Metro Manila Development • Poverty Alleviation • Youth and Sports Development

• Providing training on livelihood opportunities for disadvantaged families; • The state providing free college education to a member of each underprivileged families; • Strengthening the Local Government Units, enabling them to establish a city/town-operated college or university; • National government subsidy on cities and towns to establish and operate a science and technology high school; • Institutionalizing the benefits of barangay officials such as PhilHealth, Insurance and burial assistance; • Establishment of a regional training center for barangay officials (taxation, accounting and book keeping), lupon (arbitration, basic laws, best practices), tanods (peace and order and security) and rescue volunteers (disaster preparedness) in all regions;


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Prior to his landslide victory in the recent national elections and assumption of office in the Philippine Congress, Cong. Along, has authored city ordinances that is now being implemented in Caloocan City, such as: • Ordinance No. 0553-2014 Free Tuition fees for all students residing in the city at the University of Caloocan City (UCC); • Ordinance No. 0550-2014 Monthly allowances for all students of the Caloocan City National Science and Technology High School, and Caloocan Science High School; • Ordinance No. 0569-2015 - Establishment of College of Law (LLB) and Juris Doctor (JD) in UCC; • Ordinance No. 0571-2015 - Free Master's Degree education at UCC for Caloocan City residents. "Edukasyon at Trabaho!" This was the campaign slogan of Cong. Along in the recent national elections, which drew the support of the youth sector, including the students and the unemployed. The young Malapitan wants to uplift the standard of life of every family through equipping the youth with knowledge and skills towards their goals of landing in decent jobs or starting a profitable business. "If the family is strengthened, the very basic foundation of our society will re-enforce the efficiency of our barangay government system. We also have to find ways in making our barangay governments more efficient and proactive to the needs of the community. This is now my work, my focus and my initiatives, through legislation, in the Philippine Congress", Cong. Along stressed. "Strong family and efficient barangay system for a better Philippines."

"Honorable Dale Gonzalo “Along” Malapitan is passionate, committed and principled. A leader motivated by the common good and brought substantive life experience to the Caloocan City youth and elders."

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The operation of the free-matriculated UCC commenced in Academic Year 2015-2016 at the newly-inaugurated modern school buildings in North and South Caloocan. Apart from the free of charge education, students also enjoy an academic environment conducive for learning: well-ventilated and big classrooms, fully-equipped facilities like speech, science, psychology, culinary, and criminalistic laboratories. There is also a Mock Hotel for Tourism students, a centralized Social Hall for events and gatherings, an open-air ampitheater for sports fests and concerts and elevators. To align UCC with the global academic standard, and open opportunity for skilled workers, the University has been offering two-year courses which are Associate and Office Administration, Associate in Entertainment and Multi-Media Computing, Associate in Accounting Technology, Associate in Entrepreneural Management, Associate in Hotel and Restaurant Services and Associate in Security Services. Programs are being taught by highcalibered practitioners and professors graduated from different prestigious universities.

Newly constructed UCC South campus

Caloocan Business High School

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UCC North campus has been benefitting more than 18,000 students providing free college education to its constituents.


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Endowed with the gift of youth, Cong. Along’s heart goes to the youth. He is aware of their problems and needs and planned for a long-term solution to address them.

Students during their computer class

“Health is wealth.” as the saying goes thus Cong. Along has been always concerned to the health of his constituents. Every Friday at People’s Day, the Councilor’s team conducts medical missions and distribution of free medicines. Barangay officials also benefit from the free anual general check up and anti-flu vaccines.

He has been frequently visiting different barangays to learn the residents’ needs and give proper solution. Seminars are also held to educate not just the barangay officials but the community as a whole.

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HOUSE MEASURES SPONSORED/AUTHORED • HB03044 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A DRUG REHABILITATION CENTER IN THE CITY OF CALOOCAN, METRO MANILA TO BE KNOWN AS THE CALOOCAN CITY REHABILITATION CENTER FOR DRUG DEPENDENTS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

TWO HUNDRED (200) TO EIGHT HUNDRED (800) BEDS,

• HB03384 - AN ACT POSTPONING THE OCTOBER 2016 BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9164, AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9340 AND REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10656, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

HOSPITAL AND SANITARIUM FOR TERTIARY GENERAL

• HB03408 - AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE OPERATION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES FROM JANUARY ONE TO DECEMBER THIRTY-ONE, TWO THOUSAND AND SEVENTEEN, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

METROBANK FOUNDATION, INC.

• HB03504 - AN ACT POSTPONING THE OCTOBER 2016 BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9164, AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9340 AND REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10656, PRESCRIBING ADDITIONAL RULES GOVERNING THE CONDUCT OF BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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• HB03605 - AN ACT AMENDING SECTION 13 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 3019, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED THE 'ANTI-GRAFT AND CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT'

D.

AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9420, ENTITLED "AN ACT CONVERTING TWO HUNDRED (200) BEDS OF THE 2,000-BED DR. JOSE N. RODRIGUEZ MEMORIAL HEALTH CARE, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HR00301 - RESOLUTION HONORING AND COMMENDING THE OUTSTANDING TEACHERS OF 2016 AWARDED BY THE • HR00336 - RESOLUTION CALLING ON THE NATIONAL HOUSING AUTHORITY TO EFFECT AND IMPLEMENT A SOCIALIZED HOUSING PROGRAM ON A PARCEL OF LOT ALSO KNOWN AS 'PRINTING SITE' LOCATED AT BARANGAY HUNDRED THIRTY-ONE (231) INFORMAL SETTLER FAMILIES WHO HAVE ORGANIZED THEMSELVES INTO AN ENTITY IN ORDER TO PURSUE A COLLECTIVE GOAL TO SECURE AND LEGITIMIZE THEIR TENURIAL RIGHT OVER SAID PARCEL OF LAND • HR00443 - A RESOLUTION URGING SPEAKER PANTALEON ALVAREZ

THROUGH

APPROPRIATIONS

COMMITTEE

CHAIRMAN KARLO B. NOGRALES TO RESTORE THE BUDGET OF THE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR CULTURE AND THE

• HB04340 - AN ACT MANDATING THE ESTABLISHMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF A RAINWATER HARVESTING FACILITY IN ALL NEW INSTITUTIONAL, COMMERCIAL, AND RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS IN METRO MANILA

ARTS (NCCA) TO THE 2016 LEVEL WITH AUGMENTATION

• HB04434 - AN ACT INCREASING THE BED CAPACITY FOR TERTIARY GENERAL HEALTH CARE OF DR. JOSE N. RODRIGUEZ MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AND SANITARIUM FROM

WINNING THE WBO WELTERWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT AGAINST

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FOR ADDITIONAL THIRTY-ONE (31) PERMANENT POSITIONS • HR00538

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A

RESOLUTION

CONGRATULATING

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COMMENDING SENATOR MANNY "PACMAN" PACQUIAO FOR JESSIE VARGAS AT THE THOMAS AND MACK CENTER IN LAS VEGAS ON NOVEMBER 6, 2016


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HOUSE MEASURES CO-AUTHORED • HB00262 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE E-GOVERNMENT, DEFINING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

REGISTRARS AND THE COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS ON THE

• HB00264 - AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING THE USE OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY IN THE PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM

• HB02287 - AN ACT GRANTING SECURITY OF TENURE

• HB00477 - AN ACT DECLARING JANUARY 23 OF EVERY YEAR A SPECIAL WORKING HOLIDAY IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY TO COMMEMORATE THE DECLARATION OF THE FIRST PHILIPPINE REPUBLIC

APPOINTMENT IS EITHER TEMPORARY, CONTRACTUAL AND

• HB00478 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A MAGNA CARTA OF THE POOR

7277 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE 'MAGNA CARTA FOR

• HB00479 - AN ACT INSTITUTING A NATIONAL DAM SAFETY PROGRAM, ESTABLISHING THE NATIONAL DAM SAFETY AUTHORITY, PENALIZING VIOLATIONS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

• HB02430 - AN ACT CREATING THE SUSTAINABLE BICOL

• HB00480 - AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A COASTAL HIGHWAY CONNECTING THE CAMANAVA (CALOOCAN, MALABON, NAVOTAS AND VALENZUELA) AREA AND THE PROVINCES OF BULACAN, PAMPANGA AND BATAAN

• HB02514 - AN ACT PROVIDING ALL BARANGAY OFFICIALS,

• HB00516 - AN ACT PROMOTING POSITIVE AND NONVIOLENT DISCIPLINE OF CHILDREN AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

393 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7160 AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE

• HB01859 - AN ACT CREATING A NATIONAL SENIOR VISION SERVICES PROGRAM FOR ELDERLY PERSONS WITH FUNCTIONAL VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS

EDUCATE BREAST CANCER PATIENTS ANTICIPATING SURGERY,

• HB01871 - AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING A REPORTING PROCESS AND PROCEDURE BETWEEN THE LOCAL CIVIL

DEATH OF PERSONS, AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 3753, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES TO

GOVERNMENT

EMPLOYEES

WHOSE

NATURE

OF

CASUAL AND WHO HAVE RENDERED A TOTAL OF TEN (10) YEARS OF EFFICIENT SERVICE • HB02396 - AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. DISABLED PERSONS' RIVER

DEVELOPMENT

AUTHORITY,

PRESCRIBING

ITS

POWERS, FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES INCLUDING

BARANGAY

TANODS,

BARANGAY

HEALTH

WORKERS AND BARANGAY DAY CARE WORKERS, A LUMP SUM RETIREMENT PAY EQUIVALENT TO ONE (1) YEAR HONORARIUM, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION KNOWN AS THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF 1991 • HB02798 - AN ACT TO RAISE AWARENESS OF, AND TO ESPECIALLY PATIENTS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF ETHNIC MINORITY GROUPS, REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY AND COVERAGE OF BREAST RECONSTRUCTION, PROSTHESES, AND OTHER OPTIONS

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Hon. Zajid G. Mangudadatu Representative

2nd District, Maguindanao COMMITTEE VICE CHAIRPERSON Aquaculture and Fisheries Resources

Mindanao Affairs

Muslim Affairs

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS • Basic Education and Culture • Energy • Government Reorganization • Indigenous Cultural Communities and Indigenous Peoples

Just in his second term as Representative for the 2nd District of Maguindanao, Cong. Zajid G. Mangudadatu is fast becoming the new loud voice of Muslim Filipinos in Congress. With the 17th Congress barely starting, Cong. Mangudadatu filed House Resolution No. 258 which seeks to investigate the anomaly relating to the Hajj and the issuance of Filipino passports to foreigners. Cong. Mangudadatu was quoted that he would not allow such travesty to be done to the rules of passport issuance of the Philippines, especially at the expense of Muslim Filipinos. “As long as I am around, I will make sure that the interest of my fellow Filipinos, especially the Muslim Filipinos, will always be protected”, quipped Cong. Mangudadatu.

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• Local Government • National Defense and Security • Public Works and Highways

This hard stance of Cong. Zajid G. Mangudadatu on the protection of the welfare of the Philippines and the Muslim Filipinos are part of the reasons he will once again receive the Outstanding Congressman Award. Known in Maguindanao as “Delta”, Cong. Mangudadatu still pushes for programs that are aimed at alleviating poverty, maintaining peace and bringing progress in the 2nd District of Maguindanao. Cong. Mangudadatu’s nickname in his hometown, “Delta”, highlights his mantra for public service – “Development, Education, Livelihood, and Transparency are my Advocacy”.


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Aside from investigating anomalies and being at the forefront of the protection of Muslim Filipinos, Cong. Zajid G. Mangudadatu has brought billions-worth of projects to the 2nd District of Maguindanao since becoming its Congressman in 2013. This achievement of Cong. Mangudadatu is unprecedented in said congressional district composed of twenty-five (25) towns, namely – Ampatuan, Buluan, Datu Paglas, Datu Piang, Pagalungan, Shariff Aguak, South Upi, Sultan sa Barongis, Talayan, General Salipada K. Pendatun, Mamasapano, Talitay, Datu Montawal, Paglat, Guindulungan, Datu Saudi-Ampatuan, Datu Unsay, Datu Abdullah Sangki, Rajah Buayan, Pandag, Mangudadatu, Datu Anggal Midtimbang, Datu Hoffer Ampatuan, Datu Salibo, and Shariff Saydona Mustapha. Some of the projects brought my Cong. Mangudadatu for the people of the 2nd District of Maguindanao are the following: distribution of computer equipment to various schools, construction and improvement of public schools, distribution of school supplies to young Maguindanaons, construction of highways and farm-to-market roads, health and medical assistance, burial assistance, educational assistance, health and nutrition programs, and other projects that are significant to bringing a better life for the people of Maguindanao. These projects and activities of Cong. Mangudadatu are all aligned to his vision of a peaceful and progressive 2nd District of Maguindanao.

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Outstanding Congressman Award 2016

Cong. Mangudadatu is also very active in his work as a legislator. Apart from filing resolutions to investigate anomalies, Cong. Mangudadatu has filed numerous bills and other resolutions that have set him apart from previous congressmen from his district. Cong. Mangudadatu is also the Senior Vice Chairperson in the Committee on Aquaculture and Fisheries. He is also a Vice Chairperson in the Committee on Muslim Affairs and Committee on Mindanao Affairs. Cong. Mangudadatu’s very proactive performance in his legislative duties can also be seen in his membership in several key committees in the House of Representatives; he is a member of the following committees – Public Works and Highways, National Defense, Energy, Local Government, Basic Education, Government Reorganization, Agriculture and Food, and Indigenous Cultural Communities and Indigenous Peoples.

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Cong. Mangudadatu was already rightfully included in the Outstanding Congressman Award on 2015 for his exemplary efforts as the representative of his congressional district. This year, Cong. Mangudadatu’s efforts and hard work will again be deservingly celebrated in the 2016 Outstanding Congressman Award. The unwavering drive of Cong. Mangudadatu in pushing for bringing more projects to his legislative district and his unrelenting effort to protect Muslim Filipinos have endeared him to the hearts of Maguindanaons, of Filipinos.


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“Being a Congressman for the people of the 2nd District of Maguindanao is not an easy task but my heart and mind are in it. The Filipino people, especially the Maguindanaons can be rest assured that they have a thinking and working congressman in me. I will always exert utmost effort in working for Maguindanao, for Muslim Filipinos, and for the Philippines�, said Cong. Mangudadatu. For his wholehearted dedication as a legislator, CONG. ZAJID G. MANGUDADATU is again a recipient of the Outstanding Congressman Award.

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HOUSE MEASURES SPONSORED/AUTHORED • HB02220 - AN ACT MAKING THE POSITION OF BARANGAY SECRETARY PERMANENT AND AS SUCH ENTITLED TO SECURITY OF TENURE, BENEFITS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB02221 - AN ACT DECLARING NOVEMBER 23 OF EVERY YEAR A SPECIAL NONWORKING HOLIDAY IN THE PROVINCE OF MAGUINDANAO • HB02222 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A HIGH SCHOOL IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF PANDAG, PROVINCE OF MAGUINDANAO TO BE KNOWN AS BAI BABAI MANGUDADATU MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB02223 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE PROVINCIAL ROAD CONNECTING THE MUNICIPALITY OF DATU PAGLAS, PROVINCE OF MAGUINDANAO AND THE MUNICIPALITIES OF COLUMBIO AND LUTAYAN, PROVINCE OF SULTAN KUDARAT INTO A NATIONAL ROAD • HB02224 - AN ACT DECLARING NOVEMBER 23 OF EVERY YEAR AS A NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING TO REMEMBER THE INNOCENT LIVES LOST IN THE 2009 MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE • HB02225 - AN ACT INCREASING THE NIGHT SHIFT PREMIUM PAY IN BUSINESS PROCESS OUTSOURCING FIRMS IN THE PHILIPPINES • HB02226 - AN ACT PRESCRIBING THE REGULAR CALIBRATION OF FUEL PUMPS IN ALL FILLING STATIONS AND IMPOSING PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATION THEREOF AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB02227 - AN ACT DECLARING JANUARY 25 OF EVERY YEAR AS A NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING TO REMEMBER THE LIVES OF THE FALLEN SPECIAL ACTION FORCE (SAF) 44 WHO DIED IN MAMASAPANO, MAGUINDANAO • HR00060 - A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING PROFOUND SYMPATHY AND SINCERE CONDOLENCES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE BEREAVED FAMILY OF THE HONORABLE TUPAY T. LOONG, REPRESENTATIVE OF THE FIRST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF SULU IN THE AUTONOMOUS REGION OF MUSLIM MINDANAO (ARMM) • HR00258 - RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS TO CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE REPORTED CASE OF 177 INDONESIANS USING PHILIPPINE PASSPORTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE HAJJ PILGRIMAGE IN MECCA, SAUDI ARABIA

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HOUSE MEASURES CO-AUTHORED • HB00056 - AN ACT INCREASING THE MINIMUM SALARIES OF PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS AND OTHER GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND AUGMENTING THE PERSONNEL ECONOMIC RELIEF ALLOWANCE • HB00122 - AN ACT CREATING THE MINDANAO POWER CORPORATION AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB00123 - AN ACT CREATING THE MINDANAO RAILWAYS CORPORATION PRESCRIBING ITS POWERS, FUNCTIONS, AND DUTIES, AND PROVIDING FOR THE NECESSARY FUNDS FOR ITS OPERATION • HB02798 - AN ACT TO RAISE AWARENESS OF, AND TO EDUCATE BREAST CANCER PATIENTS ANTICIPATING SURGERY, ESPECIALLY PATIENTS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF ETHNIC MINORITY GROUPS, REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY AND COVERAGE OF BREAST RECONSTRUCTION, PROSTHESES, AND OTHER OPTIONS • HB03264 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN INTEGRATED NATIONAL INFORMATION DATABASE SYSTEM AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

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Outstanding Congressman Award 2016

Hon. Teodoro "Ted" G. Montoro Representative

AASENSO Party List COMMITTEE VICE CHAIRPERSON Cooperatives Development COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS • Appropriations • Human Rights • Legislative Franchises • Overseas Workers Affairs • People's Participation

Representative TEODORO “TED” G. MONTORO hails from Gamu, Isabela in Northern Luzon, Philippines. He was born on November 11, 1957 of loving parents who instilled in his heart and soul the value of sacrifice, striving hard, dedication and humility. His father, who was a former municipal policeman ingrained the value of simple life and honesty in his young mind. Known as “Kuya Ted” to his constituents and friends, he is the third child from a family of seven (7) and is married to CONNIE ESTERAS with whom he has five (5) children. He graduated from the Manuel L. Quezon University (MLQU) in 1978 with a degree in Business Administration and took up a secondary course in Industrial Design at the Philippine Women’s University (PWU) in 1988.

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• Poverty Alleviation • Trade and Industry • Veterans Affairs and Welfare • Department of Labor and Employment

Significantly, he completed a diploma course in Information Management at the University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman, Quezon City in 1989 and finished an executive training course at the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) in Tagaytay City in 1990. On his professional background, he was initially employed at the Design Center of the Philippines, a government agency that was previously engaged in providing designs for government projects that was eventually absorbed by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). It was during his work in government that he was given the opportunity to attend trainings and seminars that included one in Japan in the 1980s. After his stint in government, he went of to the private sector and worked as manager of a transport company at Phil. Asia.


Outstanding Congressman Award 2016

His other professional affiliations includes the following: • National President/Founder, Ating Agapay Sentrong Samahan ng mga Obrero (AASENSO) • National Founder, (GRACE) Guardians Reform Advocacy and Cooperation Towards Economic Prosperity • President/Founder, Baliuag Livestock Producers Association His faith as a Christian brought him in communion with different sectors of society. His integration to the marginalized sector made him a man of vision: a vision of helping the less fortunate. It was this vision that compelled him to run during the 2016 national and local elections as first nominee of the AASENSO Party-List. With the blessings of the Almighty as well as sheer determination and dedication, he then won a seat for Congressman of the AASENSO PartyList in the House of Representatives (HOR) in the 2016 elections.

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REP. MONTORO has made it a point to emphasize his advocacies in Congress that includes: Health, Education, Livelihood and Protection of People’s Rights. He is determined to echo the voice of the marginalized constituents in the House of Representatives. “Those who have less in life must have more before the eyes of the Law”: this is the passionate appeal of “Kuya Ted” who has authored several legislations of national importance and equally indispensable resolutions in-aid-of-legislation. He is currently the Vice Chairman of Cooperatives Development and members of the following Committees: Appropriations, Human Rights, Legislative Franchise, Overseas Workers Affairs, People’s Participation, Poverty Alleviation, Trade and Industries, and Veterans Affairs and Welfare.

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Outstanding Congressman Award 2016

CONGRESSMAN MONTORO ASSURES FILCOM IN TOKYO OF HIS LEGISLATIVE AGENDA FOR OVERSEAS FILIPINOS 31 August 2016— Representative Teodoro G. Montoro (PartyList, AASENSO) told members of the Filipino community in Tokyo that party-list AASENSO, of which he is representing in the House of Representatives, is pushing legislative measures that promote and protect the welfare of the migrant workers and their families. Rep. Montoro was in Tokyo as Guest of Honor at the First Song Writing Contest in celebration of the Migrant Workers Day held in Tokyo on 28 August 2016. The event was organized by the Filipino Community in cooperation with the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo through the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO). In his speech before a crowd of about a thousand Filipinos, Rep. Montoro acknowledged the labor sector, including the contributions of the migrant workers, as the prime mover of the Philippine economy. Rep. Montoro is the principal author of House Bill 1894, amending the Philippine Passport Act of 1996 to lengthen the validity of passports from five to 10 years.

He is also the principal author of House Resolution No. 0172 directing the House Committee on Overseas Workers Affairs and the Committee on Foreign Affairs to investigate, in aid of legislation, the plight of thousands of overseas Filipino workers working in various construction companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The party-list representative has so far filed 20 legislative measures since the opening of the 17th Congress that include advocacies in the promotion of health, education, livelihood, and people’s rights. Rep. Montoro is the National President of Ating Agapay Sentrong Samahan ng mga Obrero (AASENSO), which won a seat as a Party-List in the House of Representatives during the May 2016 Presidential Election. He is on his first term and is a member of the House Committee on Appropriations. Rep. Montoro is on a week-long visit to Tokyo to meet representatives of the Filipino Community, the Japanese Government, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the non-profit organization Social Enterprise English and Language School (SEELS). During this visit, the congressman was accompanied by his consultant, Col. Don Ferdinand A. Daquial.

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HOUSE MEASURES SPONSORED/AUTHORED • HB01867 - AN ACT PROMOTING THE REVITALIZATION, REHABILITATION AND MODERNIZATION OF THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL RAILWAYS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOE CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF R.A. NO. 4156 ENTITLED "AN ACT CREATING THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL RAILWAYS, PRESCRIBING ITS POWERS, FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES, AND PROVIDING FOR THE NECESSARY FUNDS FOR ITS OPERATION • HB01873 - AN ACT MANDATING THE GOVERNMENT TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO INFORMATION ON FOOD AND OTHER BASIC COMMODITIES TO GUARANTEE THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO AFFORDABLE FOOD AND ADEQUATE FOOD SUPPLY, PRESCRIBING GUIDELINES THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB01874 - AN ACT CONSIDERING RICE OR CORN HOARDING AND PROFITEERING DURING OR ON THE OCCASION OF ANY CALAMITY OR EMERGENCY DECLARED AS SUCH BY THE PRESIDENT AS EQUIVALENT TO ECONOMIC SABOTAGE, PARTLY AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7581, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE PRICE ACT, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB01894 - AN ACT AMENDING THE PHILIPPINE PASSPORT ACT OF 1996 INCREASING THE VALIDITY OF PASSPORTS FROM FIVE (5) YEARS TO TEN (10) YEARS

• HB03408 - AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE OPERATION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES FROM JANUARY ONE TO DECEMBER THIRTY-ONE, TWO THOUSAND AND SEVENTEEN, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB04164 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE PROVINCIAL ROAD STRETCHING FROM BARANGAY MABINI - PINTOR - UNION, MUNICIPALITY OF GAMU TO MANGCURAM - LULUTAN, CITY OF ILAGAN, ALL OF THE PROVINCE OF ISABELA INTO A NATIONAL ROAD, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HR00145 - RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING FILIPINA WEIGHTLIFTER HIDILYN DIAZ FOR WINNING THE SILVER MEDAL IN THE WOMEN'S 53-KILOGRAM WEIGHTLIFTING COMPETITION OF THE 2016 RIO OLYMPICS AT THE RIOCENTRO PAVILION, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL • HR00171 - A RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING FILIPINO WEIGHTLIFTER HIDILYN DIAZ FOR WINNING THE PHILIPPINES' FIRST MEDAL IN THE 2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES

• HB02046 - AN ACT PROVIDING PENSION BENEFITS TO ALL BARANGAY OFFICIALS

• HR00172 - A RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON OVERSEAS

• HB02309 - AN ACT TO STRENGTHEN THE RIGHT OF CITIZENS TO INFORMATION HELD BY THE GOVERNMENT

OF REPRESENTATIVES TO INVESTIGATE IN AID OF LEGISLATION THE PLIGHT

• HB02441 - AN ACT PROHIBITING THE SALE OF CIGARS, CIGARETTES AND ALCOHOLIC OR INTOXICATING LIQUOR OR BEVERAGE TO MINORS • HB02442 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING CITY AND MUNICIPAL REHABILITATION CENTERS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES • HB02443 - AN ACT TO PROMOTE THE PROTECTION, CONSERVATION AND REHABILITATION OF WATERSHEDS SUPPORTING THE NATIONAL IRRIGATION SYSTEMS (NIS) TO GUARANTEE CONTINUING SUPPLY OF WATER FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AND TO INCREASE THE PRODUCTIVITY OF FARMERS TO SUSTAIN FOOD SELF-SUFFICIENCY AND PROVIDING THE FUNDING THEREOF • HB02928 - AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING THE FIRST 1,000 DAYS INTERVENTION PACKAGE UNDER THE UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE PROGRAM AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB02929 - AN ACT MANDATING THE ADOPTION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF ECOLOGICAL SANITATION AS A METHOD OF SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AND INSTITUTIONALIZING THE INTEGRATED SUPPORT AND FACILITIES TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE URBAN ENVIRONMENT DEVELOPMENT, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB03014 - AN ACT TO ABOLISH THE GOVERNANCE COMMISSION FOR GOCCs REPEALING FOR THE PURPOSE RA 10149 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS 'GOCC GOVERNANCE ACT OF 2011' • HB03029 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE HOUSING AND EMERGENCY SHELTER ACT OF 2016 AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB03074 - AN ACT DEFINING THE CRIME OF ROBBERY OF TRAIN IMPLEMENTS, CLASSIFYING THE ACT AS HEINOUS CRIME AND IMPOSING PENALTY THEREOF • HB03236 - AN ACT CREATING 'THE GERIATRICS CARE MEDICAL ACT OF 2016' AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

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WORKERS AFFAIRS AND COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE HOUSE OF THOUSANDS OF OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS WORKING IN VARIOUS CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES WHO REMAIN STRANDED IN THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA WITH UNPAID SALARIES FOR MONTHS AND GETTING LAID OFF WITHOUT GETTING END-OF-SERVICE BENEFITS • HR00173 - A RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON BANKS AND FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO INVESTIGATE IN AID OF LEGISLATION THE SHUTTING DOWN OF RURAL AND THRIFT BANKS • HR00250 - A RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON OVERSEAS WORKERS AFFAIRS TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, THE ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS TO ADDRESS THE PLIGHT OF STRANDED OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS IN SAUDI ARABIA • HR00307 - A RESOLUTION DECLARING HIGH THREATS OF TERRORISM THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY CONDEMNABLE IN THE STRONGEST POSSIBLE TERM • HR00417 - A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY OF THE LATE SENATOR MIRIAM PALMA SANTIAGO • HR00453 - A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SUPPORT OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE INCREASE IN THE BUDGETARY SUPPORT FOR HIGHER EDUCATION AND HEALTH • HR00484 - A RESOLUTION OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONGRATULATING

AND

COMMENDING

REPRESENTATIVE

GERALDINE

ROMAN FOR BEING HAILED AS ONE OF THE INSPIRING WOMEN OF 2016 BY MOTTO WEBSITE, FROM THE EDITORS OF TIME MAGAZINE


Outstanding Congressman Award 2016

HOUSE MEASURES CO-AUTHORED • HB00005 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR STIFFER PENALTIES FOR PERSONS DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL, DANGEROUS DRUGS AND SIMILAR SUBSTANCES, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSES REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10586, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE 'ANTI-DRUNK AND DRUGGED DRIVING ACT OF 2013' • HB00038 - AN ACT DECLARING THE METRO MANILA TRAFFIC CRISIS AS A NATIONAL EMERGENCY, GRANTING THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES EMERGENCY POWERS, PRESCRIBING URGENT RELATED MEASURES NECESSARY AND PROPER TO EFFECTIVELY ADDRESS SUCH PREDICAMENT, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB00040 - AN ACT TO PROVIDE COMPENSATION TO FARMERS WHO SUFFER FROM RECURRENT DISASTERS AND CALAMITIES, TO SUSTAIN AGRICULTURAL CREDIT AND FINANCING, AND TO ENSURE FOOD SECURITY, BY MAKING INSURANCE MANDATORY FOR PALAY AND OTHER ESSENTIAL CROPS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 4 OF PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1467, AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8175, OR THE "REVISED CHARTER OF THE PHILIPPINE CROP INSURANCE CORPORATION (PCIC) ACT OF 1995", AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB00051 - AN ACT PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION OR GENDER IDENTITY (SOGI) AND PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREFOR • HB00074 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING SPECIAL EDUCATION (SPED) CENTERS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS IN ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS DIVISIONS, PROVIDING FOR STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB00157 - AN ACT PRESCRIBING A CODE OF CONDUCT FOR THE EVICTION OF UNDERPRIVILEGED AND HOMELESS CITIZENS OR THE DEMOLITION OF THEIR DWELLINGS, PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION THEREOF, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NUMBERED 7279, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING ACT OF 1992" • HB00181 - AN ACT CREATING THE DEPARTMENT OF MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT, DEFINING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB00193 - AN ACT ENHANCING ON-SITE PROTECTION FOR OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS BY ESTABLISHING A REGISTRATION AND MONITORING SYSTEM IN ALL FOREIGN POSTS • HB00194 - AN ACT EXPANDING THE COVERAGE OF THE ANTI-SEXUAL HARASSMENT ACT OF 1995, TO INCLUDE OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF OUR DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR ABROAD, THEREBY AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7877 • HB00209 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE MANDATORY PHILHEALTH COVERAGE FOR ALL PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES (PWDs), AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7277, AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9442, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "MAGNA CARTA FOR DISABLED PERSONS", AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB00262 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE E-GOVERNMENT, DEFINING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB00263 - AN ACT TO ESTABLISH AND INTEGRATE BICYCLE LANES IN THE PHILIPPINE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM • HB00264 - AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING THE USE OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY IN THE PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM • HB00287 - AN ACT CREATING THE DEPARTMENT OF SPORTS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB00288 - AN ACT CREATING THE DEPARTMENT OF OVERSEAS WORKERS, RATIONALIZING THE ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONS OF GOVERNMENT AGENCIES RELATED TO OVERSEAS EMPLOYMENT, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB00292 - AN ACT IMPOSING EXCISE TAX ON SUGAR SWEETENED BEVERAGES BY INSERTING A NEW SECTION 150-A IN THE NATIONAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1997, AS AMENDED • HB00299 - AN ACT GRANTING HEALTH CARE, RETIREMENT, AND DEATH BENEFITS TO PROFESSIONAL FILIPINO ATHLETES WHO WIN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES IN INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL SPORTS COMPETITIONS OR IN OTHER EQUALLY PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB00307 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE BULANAO JUNCTION-DAGUPAN-PINOCOCMALALINTA ROAD CONNECTING THE CITY OF TABUK AND THE MUNICIPALITY OF PINUKPUK, PROVINCE OF KALINGA AND THE MUNICIPALITY OF TUAO, PROVINCE OF CAGAYAN INTO A NATIONAL ROAD • HB00308 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE TABUK-BANAUE ROAD VIA TANUDAN-BARLIG ROAD INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB00338 - AN ACT INCREASING THE PENALTIES FOR THE REFUSAL OF HOSPITALS AND MEDICAL CLINICS TO ADMINISTER APPROPRIATE INITIAL MEDICAL TREATMENT AND SUPPORT IN EMERGENCY OR SERIOUS CASES, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BILANG 702, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "AN ACT PROHIBITING THE DEMAND OF DEPOSITS OR ADVANCE PAYMENTS FOR THE CONFINEMENT OR TREATMENT OF PATIENTS IN HOSPITALS AND MEDICAL CLINICS IN CERTAIN CASES" AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8344, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB00344 - AN ACT CREATING THE DEPARTMENT OF DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, DEFINING ITS MANDATE, POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB00363 - AN ACT INCREASING THE ADDITIONAL INCOME TAX EXEMPTION FOR EACH QUALIFIED DEPENDENT FROM TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND PESOS (P25,000) TO FIFTY THOUSAND PESOS (P50,000), AMENDING CHAPTER VII, SECTION 35(B) OF THE NATIONAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE (NIRC), AS AMENDED, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

• HB00381 - AN ACT CREATING THE CHICO RIVER BASIN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, DEFINING ITS POWERS, FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB00382 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE APAYAO – KALINGA – ABRA PROVINCIAL ROAD INTO A NATIONAL ROAD • HB00396 - AN ACT DECLARING JANUARY 23, OF EVERY YEAR A SPECIAL NONWORKING HOLIDAY IN THE PROVINCE OF BULACAN • HB00477 - AN ACT DECLARING JANUARY 23 OF EVERY YEAR A SPECIAL WORKING HOLIDAY IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY TO COMMEMORATE THE DECLARATION OF THE FIRST PHILIPPINE REPUBLIC • HB00478 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A MAGNA CARTA OF THE POOR • HB00479 - AN ACT INSTITUTING A NATIONAL DAM SAFETY PROGRAM, ESTABLISHING THE NATIONAL DAM SAFETY AUTHORITY, PENALIZING VIOLATIONS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB00480 - AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A COASTAL HIGHWAY CONNECTING THE CAMANAVA (CALOOCAN, MALABON, NAVOTAS AND VALENZUELA) AREA AND THE PROVINCES OF BULACAN, PAMPANGA AND BATAAN • HB00504 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A FREE BASIC MEDICINE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM IN ALL GOVERNMENT HEALTH FACILITIES NATIONWIDE AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB00515 - AN ACT PROVIDING FREE WI-FI INTERNET ACCESS IN PUBLIC AREAS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB00516 - AN ACT PROMOTING POSITIVE AND NON-VIOLENT DISCIPLINE OF CHILDREN AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB00517 - AN ACT RATIONALIZING THE ECONOMIC REGULATION OF WATER UTILITIES, CREATING THE WATER REGULATORY COMMISSION AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB00538 - AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE PHILIPPINE COMPREHENSIVE POLICY ON HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV) AND ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME (AIDS) PREVENTION, TREATMENT, CARE AND SUPPORT, AND ESTABLISHING THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL HIV AND AIDS PLAN, REPEALING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8504. OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "PHILIPPINE AIDS PREVENTION AND CONTROL ACT OF 1998", AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB00554 - AN ACT PRESCRIBING URGENT RELATED MEASURES NECESSARY AND PROPER TO EFFECTIVELY ADDRESS THE TRAFFIC CRISIS IN METRO MANILA AND FOR PURPOSES • HB00555 - AN ACT INSTITUTING GENUINE AGRARIAN REFORM IN THE COUNTRY AND CREATING THE MECHANISM FOR ITS IMPLEMENTATION AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB00556 - AN ACT PROHIBITING THE PRACTICE OF LABOR CONTRACTUALIZATION AND PROMOTING REGULAR EMPLOYMENT • HB00578 - AN ACT PROVIDING A NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB00590 - AN ACT REQUIRING THE REGISTRATION OF ALL USERS OF PRE-PAID SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULE (SIM) CARDS • HB00618 - AN ACT GRANTING FIXED HONORARIA AND ADDITIONAL INCENTIVES AND BENEFITS TO BARANGAY HEALTH WORKERS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NUMBERED 7883, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE BARANGAY HEALTH WORKERS' INCENTIVES AND BENEFITS ACT OF 995 • HB00629 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR AN INCREASE IN THE SALARY GRADE OF GOVERNMENT NURSES, PHARMACISTS, SPEECH THERAPISTS, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS, PHYSICAL THERAPISTS, MEDICAL TECHNICIANS, RADIOLOGY TECHNICIANS AND OTHER HEALTH CARE PERSONNEL, GRANT OF ALLOWANCE AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB00664 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A MAGNA CARTA OF WORKERS IN INFORMAL EMPLOYMENT, INSTITUTIONALIZING MECHANISMS FOR IMPLEMENTATION THEREOF AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB00714 - AN ACT PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS AND PENALIZING THE ACTS OF ARBITRARY INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT • HB00720 - AN ACT TO IMPROVE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE AND TRAUMA CARE • HB00737 - AN ACT REQUIRING ALL BROADCAST MEDIA TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE PUBLIC SERVICE TIME TO ENABLE THE GOVERNMENT TO REACH THE POPULATION AND EDUCATE THE PEOPLE ON IMPORTANT PUBLIC ISSUES RELATIVE TO HEALTH, ROAD AND TRAFFIC DISCIPLINE, PUBLIC SAFETY, GOOD VALUES, WELFARE RIGHTS AND BENEFITS, AND DISASTER PREPAREDNESS PROGRAMS • HB00796 - ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY CANALATE, CITY OF MALOLOS, PROVINCE OF BULACAN TO BE KNOWN AS CANALATE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB00797 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY ATLAG, CITY OF MALOLOS, PROVINCE OF BULACAN TO BE KNOWN AS ATLAG NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB00798 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY SANTISIMA TRINIDAD, CITY OF MALOLOS, PROVINCE OF BULACAN TO BE KNOWN AS SANTISIMA TRINIDAD NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

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Hon. Henry S. Oaminal District Representative

Misamis Occidental, 2nd District COMMITTEE VICE CHAIRPERSON Banks and Financial Intermediaries

Games and Amusements

Justice

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS • Good Government and Public Accountability

• National Defense and Security

“Hardworking Congressman” at your service Rep. Henry S. Oaminal is a living testament that with determination and hard work, one can rise up despite the odds along the way. He is a product of an unprivileged and humble beginnings having been born in a mountainous barangay in Clarin, Misamis Occidental. He grew up in the countryside and struggled hard to support himself as a working student to finish his college and law education.

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• Public Order and Safety

Having experienced poverty firsthand, it has been his aspiration in public service to uplift the lives of Misamisnons of the 2nd District of Misamis Occidental through a sustained economic growth and development of the area. Rep. Oaminal is known to his constituents and colleagues in the House of Representatives as a hardworking, diligent and even makulit public servant who would relentlessly and tirelessly pursue his targets and agendas for his district.


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Evident of these persistent efforts to bring in development is the unprecedented Seven (7) Billion Peso worth of infrastructure projects he brought to the district for only three years that he served as a first-termer Congressman. This Multi-Billion-Peso projects consist chiefly of Modernization of the Ozamiz City Airport, Widening of National Highways, Construction of Seaports, Roads Leading to Tourist Destinations, Farm-to-Market Roads, Barangay Roads, and also Drainage, Flood Control and Slope Protection Projects. Construction or improvement of Multipurpose Buildings in every barangay were also introduced that are being utilized as barangay halls, covered courts for cultural and sports activities, water system and many others. It was also during his term, with the joint efforts of the local officials in the district, that the lifelong dream of Misamisnons for the realization of the Panguil Bay Project was achieved. This Five Billion Peso project will connect Misamis Occidental and Zamboanga Peninsula to the rest of Mindanao passing thru the Province of Lanao del Norte. These landmark infrastructure developments in the district have multifarious effects in the everyday lives of the Misamisnons, paving the way for an ease and safe transport of commuters and goods, traffic decongestion and encourage tourist presence in the area. These lay the ground for the agro-eco-tourism development plan of the district with the objective of making the 2nd District of Misamis Occidental in the Top 10 Tourist Destinations of Mindanao in the next five (5) years.

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The good governance put in place by Rep. Oaminal and his local leaders is recognized by no less than former President Benigno S. Aquino III in his visit in the District as well as other national officials. He was commended for the wise planning and prudent use of funds by the officials of District 2 that brought exceptional developments in the area. Further, on top of Rep. Oaminal’s political agenda is to advance environment protection recognizing the importance of safeguarding our Mother Earth for the well-being of the present and future generation. Before he assumed his post, the province of Misamis Occidental was constantly included in the List of Top Shipper of Illegally Cut Logs in the country. He then strived to address the rampant illegal logging activities plaguing the district and with serious efforts, it positively resulted to the province being dropped from the list. Also, with close coordination with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), they were able to plant 26,167 trees in 1,752 hectares in the different parts of the district. Rep. Oaminal is “Your Congressman and your Best Friend�. With the plights of the poor close to his heart, he raised to full gear all efforts to improve the lives of his constituents by providing necessary social services that reach well-deserved and in-great need communities.

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Primordial of these concerns is making quality education available to the youth to help open their doors to more opportunities and shape them to become more productive and well-informed individuals. Through his scholarship program, thousands of students get to avail free tuition in different colleges and universities of the district, some of whom are now graduates and gainfully employed. The social services programs of the government are also fully maximized during his helm that thousands of families benefitted from the free medical assistance under the HFEP program of the Department of Health (DOH). Patients have their new lease on life as recipients of free hospitalization amounting to as much as P400,000.00 each for their crucial heart operations with the Philippine Heart Center, to cite a few. There were also about 18,000 beneficiaries of the 4Ps program of the DSWD that provides social, medical and educational assistance to indigent families in the district. Moreover, his office catered to about 10,000 unemployed individuals giving them provisional employment through the Cash-for-Work program of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Currently on his 2nd Term, Rep. Oaminal holds Vice Chairmanship positions in the Committees on Banks and Financial Intermediaries, Games and Amusements, and Justice


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(Chairman of Sub-Committee on Correctional Reforms). He is also a Member of three (3) Committees namely: Good Government and Public Accountability, National Defense and Security, and Public Order and Safety. Rep. Oaminal has principally sponsored R.A. 10865 (Oaminal Law or the Conversion of MHARSRTTH into a Medical Center). Through this legislation, the bed capacity of the hospital was increased from 150 to 500 beds and it can now caters to specialized cases. He also authored numerous bills majority of which are of national significance. Worthy of mention are H.B. No. 00651-withdrawing tax exemption granted to NGCP; H.B. No. 00653-granting retirement benefits to barangay officials; H.B.

No. 2134 prohibiting political dynasty; HB02880-providing free irrigation to farmers; H.B. No. 03455-designating casino operators as covered persons under AMLA; and H.B. No. 03456-amending the Central Bank Act, among others. He also filed H.B. No. 00655An Act Converting the Northwestern Mindanao State of Science and Technology (NMSCST) into a State University. Rep. Oaminal has notably co-authored the following bills which were approved into law: R.A. 7721 (Liberalizing Entry of Foreign Banks in the Philippines); R.A. 10648 (Iskolar ng Bayan Act of 2014); R.A. 10667 (Philippine Competition Act); R.A. 10667 (An Act Amending the Cabotage Law); R.A. 10647 (Ladderized Education Act of 2014); R.A. 10650 (Open Distance Learning Act); and R.A. 10642 (Philippine Lemon Law).

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HOUSE MEASURES SPONSORED/AUTHORED • HB00651 - AN ACT WITHDRAWING CERTAIN TAX EXEMPTION PRIVILEGES

• HB01712 - AN ACT POSTPONING THE OCTOBER 2016 BARANGAY AND

GRANTED TO THE NATIONAL GRID CORPORATION OF THE PHILIPPINES

SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE

(NGCP), AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 9 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9511

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9164, AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9340 AND

• HB00652 - AN ACT CREATING AN ADDITIONAL BRANCH OF THE REGIONAL

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10656, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

TRIAL COURT IN OZAMIS CITY, CONVERTING THE MUNICIPAL CIRCUIT TRIAL

• HB03455 - AN ACT DESIGNATING CASINO OPERATORS AS COVERED

COURT COMPRISING THE MUNICIPALITIES OF CLARIN AND TUDELA INTO THE MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT OF CLARIN, AND CREATING A NEW MUNICIPAL CIRCUIT TRICAL COURT COMPRISNG THE MUNICIPALITIES OF SINACABAN AND TUDELA, ALL IN THE SECOND LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT OF THE PROVINCE

PERSONS UNDER REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9160, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE 'ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING ACT OF 2001', AS AMENDED • HB03456 - AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7653, ENTITLED 'THE

OF MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA

NEW CENTRAL BANK ACT'

BLG. 129 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF

• HB03504 - AN ACT POSTPONING THE OCTOBER 2016 BARANGAY AND

1980", AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE

• HB00653 - AN ACT GRANTING THE RETIREMENT BENEFIT TO ELECTED

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9164, AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9340 AND

BARANGAY OFFICIALS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 393 (b) OF

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10656, PRESCRIBING ADDITIONAL RULES GOVERNING

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7160 AS AMENDED, OTEHRWISE KNOWN AS THE LOCAL

THE CONDUCT OF BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS

GOVERNMENT CODE OF 1991

AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

• HB00654 - AN ACT GRANTING A MONTHLY HONORARIUM TO ACCREDITED

• HJR0005 - JOINT RESOLUTION CONVEYING BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS

BARANGAY HEALTH WORKERS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 6

INTO A CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVISING THE 1987

OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7883 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE BARANGAY HEALTH

CONSTITUTION TO ESTABLISH A FEDERAL SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT AND TO

WORKERS' BENEFITS AND INCENTIVES ACT OF 1995

PROPOSE AMENDMENTS TO CERTAIN RESTRICTIVE ECONOMIC PROVISIONS

• HB00655 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE NORTHWESTERN MINDANAO

SPECIFICALLY ON ARTICLES XII, XIV AND XVI THEREOF

STATE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (NMSCST) IN THE CITY OF

• HR00308 - RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF THE HOUSE OF

TANGUB, PROVINCE OF MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL INTO A STATE UNIVERSITY TO BE KNOWN AS THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTHWESTERN MINDANAO (UNM), INTEGRATING THEREWITH THE SATELLITE CAMPUSES OF MINDANAO UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (MUST) IN THE CITY OF OROQUIETA AND IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF PANAON, THE SATELLITE CAMPUSES OF THE MINDANAO STATE UNIVERSITY-ILIGAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MSU-IIT) IN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF BALIANGAO AND LOPEZ JAENA, AND THE OZAMIZ CITY SCHOOL OF ARTS AND TRADE (OCSAT), IN

REPRESENTATIVES IN CONDEMNING THE SENSELESS BOMBING IN DAVAO CITY, EXTENDING ITS PROFOUND SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILIES OF THE HAPLESS VICTIMS, SUPPORTING THE DECLARATION OF STATE OF LAWLESSNESS BY PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE TO PREVENT OR SUPPRESS LAWLESS VIOLENCE IN THE COUNTRY AND URGING THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE (PNP) TO CONDUCT A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION AND FILE APPROPRIATE CHARGES AGAINST THE PERPETRATORS OF THE DASTARDLY ACT

THE CITY OF OZAMIZ, ALL IN THE PROVINCE OF MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL, AND

• PS00051 - COMMUNITY-BASED PROGRAMS HE HAS INITIATED IN HIS

APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

DISTRICT TO COUNTER THE THREAT OF ILLEGAL DRUGS

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HOUSE MEASURES CO-AUTHORED • HB00031 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A MAGNA CARTA OF THE POOR • HB00051 - AN ACT PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION OR GENDER IDENTITY (SOGI) AND PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREFOR • HB00122 - AN ACT CREATING THE MINDANAO POWER CORPORATION AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB00458 - AN ACT AMENDING SECTION 84 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8424, OR THE NATIONAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES • HB00533 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING CHILDREN AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB00534 - AN ACT PROVIDING ADDITIONAL BENEFITS AND PRIVILEGES TO SENIOR CITIZENS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7432, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO MAXIMIZE THE CONTRIBUTION OF SENIOR CITIZENS TO NATION-BUILDING, GRANT BENEFITS AND SPECIAL PRIVILEGES AND FOR OTHER PUROSES" • HB00535 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A STATE-OF-THE-ART AND HIGHLY

• HB02774 - AN ACT PROVIDING COMPENSATION TO BARANGAY OFFICIALS, INCLUDING LUPONG TAGAPAMAYAPA, PUROK CHAIRMAN AND BARANGAY TANOD, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7160, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE 'LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF 1991' AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB02775 - AN ACT INCREASING AND EXPANDING THE COVERAGE OF THE MONTHLY STIPEND OF INDIGENT SENIOR CITIZENS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7432, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE 'EXPANDED SENIOR CITIZENS ACT OF 2010' • HB02926 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANANA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER IN THE CITY OF PANABO, PROVINCE OF DAVAO DEL NORTE, TO BE KNOWN AS THE 'ANTONIO O. FLOIRENDO, SR. BANANA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER' AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB03181 - AN ACT CREATING THE MARITIME POLICY INSTITUTE OF THE PHILIPPINES

SCIENTIFIC SPORTS COMPLEX KNOWN AS THE "NATIONAL AMATEUR SPORTS

• HR00258 - DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS TO CONDUCT

TRAINING CENTER", AND FUNDING FOR THE ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY,

AN INVESTIGATION, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE REPORTED CASE OF 177

CONSTRUCTION OF FACILITIES INCLUDING ADMINISTRATION, MAINTENANCE,

INDONESIANS USING PHILIPPINE PASSPORTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE HAJJ

AND MANAGEMENT OF THE SAME, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

PILGRIMAGE IN MECCA, SAUDI ARABIA

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Hon. Florida "Rida" P. Robes District Representative

San Jose Del Monte City, Lone District COMMITTEE VICE CHAIRPERSON Civil Service and Professional Regulation

People's Participation

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS • Basic Education and Culture • Foreign Affairs • Games and Amusements • Government Enterprises and Privatization

Florida “Rida” Perez - Robes is a public servant, an entrepreneur, a socio-civic organizer, an events management expert, and a human resource management consultant. She serves as the Representative of the Lone District of San Jose Del Monte City, Bulacan. Her other engagements include, performing as President and Chief Marketing Officer of different private companies and establishments, such as FEM Resource and Solutions, Inc., Green Option International Construction and Development Corporation, RSVP Events Designer, and Project Asia Consultancy. A dynamic member of several socio-civic organizations like Women Legislators, President of Rotary Club of San Jose Del Monte Central, Soroptimist, Focus on Women Group, Gawad Kalinga, Council on Philippine Affairs (Region III), Rotaract Club of Timog, Morato Business Club and Kabataang Barangay (Bustos Chapter) and many more. Rida obtained her Masters Degree in Public Administration major in Public Personnel Management and Public Policy at the American University. She also completed her course in Executive Education for “Women and Power for the New Millenium”

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• Land Use • Transportation • Poverty Alleviation

at Harvard University. A hospitality industry practitioner graduated from St. Paul College of Manila with a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management. She underwent executive trainings on "Strategies for Success" at the Dale Carnegie, International in Hong Kong and Dr. Edward De Bono's "Creative Thinking" under the renowned mental expert Dr. Peter Low in Malaysia. Her colleagues and clients know her as a vibrant leader, an excellent communicator, a keen organizer, a dedicated worker, and as a deeply religious woman. She traces her roots from Bustos, Bulacan, as the eldest child of spouses Ricardo and Diosalinda Perez. Rida is married to three-term former Congressman, now Mayor Arturo B. Robes of City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan. AWARDS: Golden Globe Awards in Public Service; Young Entrepreneur (Featured in Women's Magazine 1999-2000); Chefs on Parade and International Fair for Food and Beverages (Bronze and Gold Medalist 1990-1992) and Consistent Leadership Awardee from Grade School to University.


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PERSONAL MESSAGE: Isang mapagpala at mapayapang araw aking mga mahal na San Joseños. Una sa lahat, sa ngalan ng aking asawa at ng buong pamilya, muli kaming nagpapasalamat mula sa kaibuturan ng aming puso sa tiwalang ipinagkaloob ninyo upang kayo’y paglingkuran. Sa araw na ito, bunsod ng aming paniniwala sa transparency at accountability sa pamamahala, aming iuulat sa inyo ang mga kaganapan sa bayang San Jose Del Monte mula ng kaming mag asawa ay mailuklok sa pwesto. Ilalatag din namin ang aming agenda na syang magsisilbing gabay sa aming panunungkulan. Isang daang araw na ang nakalilipas noong kaming mag-asawa ay niluklok niyo sa dalawang mataas na posisyon. Ang aking asawa, bilang alkalde at ako naman bilang kinatawan sa mababang kapulungan ng Kongreso. Kami ay lubos na nagagalak sa aming pagkapanalo ngunit batid po namin na ito ay may kaakibat na responsibilidad. Ika nga, “Great power comes great responsibility.” Kayo po ang saksi sa matapat na panunungkulan ng aking asawa mula nang sya ay pumasok sa pulitika. Noong nakita ko po na may balakid sa pagpapatupad ng kanyang mga mithiin sa bayang ito, napagtanto ko na kailangan kasundo nya ang punong bayan para maisakatuparan ito. Ako ay nagpasyang tumakbo bilang alkalde ngunit hindi ako pinalad. Sa pangalawang pagkakataon ako ay inyong pinagkatiwalaan maglingkod sa inyo. Ako ay nangako at ngayon ay nanunumpa na ipagpapatuloy ko ang sinimulan ng aking asawa. Hindi ko man mapantayan, sisikapin ko na huwag mawalang saysay ang inyong tiwala.

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Pagkatapos mailahad sa inyo ng ating alkalde ang kanyang mga adhikain para mapaunlad ang bayan natin, ako naman ang maglalatag ng aking GOALS OF LEGISLATIVE GOVERNANCE. Una, ako po ang nangangako na susuportahan ko sa abot ng aking makakaya ang local government para maisulong ang tunay na pagbabago. Ako po ay nanumpa na po-protektahan ang interes ng bayang ito sa pamamagitan ng gobyernong may takot sa Diyos, may prinsipyo, paninidigan, at walang pagkukunwaring pagtulong sa mga nangangailangan. Bayan muna bago ang sarili. Marahil hanggang ngayon ay may pagdududa pa rin ang aking mga kritiko sa aking kakayahan bilang kongresista. Siyam na taong naging kongresista ang aking asawa at ako ay kanyang katulong at kaagapay sa lahat ng kanyang isinulong para sa kapakanan ng bawat San Joseños. Kahit wala ako sa posisyon, ako ay may sariling programa, ang “Alagang Ate Rida”. Ang layunin nito ay mabigyan ng kagyat na solusyon ang suliraning panglipunan ng mga San Joseños at atin itong paiigtingin. Hindi ko po sasapawan ang ating Alkalde, bagkus susuportahan ko ang lahat ng mga proyekto nito sa pamamagitan ng mga panukalang batas na magpapaigting sa adhikain na ito. Sa unang apat na linggo ng aking panunungkulan, nais ko pong ihayag sa inyo na ang mga panukalang batas na aking isinumite ay naka sentro sa isang misyon, ang gawin ang bayan na ito na Sustainable City. Ito rin ay nakatuon sa pagpapalakas ng pamilya na siyang matibay na pundasyon ng isang maunlad na bayan. May mga panukalang batas na aking inakda na pang nasyonal ang sakop. Hindi po ito sa kadahilanang nais kong makilala ng buong Pilipinas para matupad ang isang pang personal na interes. Hindi po ganoon ang aking motibo. Ang problema ng buong bansa ay dama na rin ng SJDM.

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Sisentro po ang ating legislative agenda sa mga goals na nakapaloob sa Sustainable Development Goals, lalo na sa larangan ng edukasyon, kalusugan, kabuhayan at pagsugpo sa kahirapan. Iminumungkahi ko po na ideklara ang bayan ng San Jose Del Monte bilang Enterprise City, Human Resource Capital at Sustainable City. Ito rin ay bilang tugon sa bagong bansag sa SJDM na Rising City. Kapag naaprubahan ang mga panukalang ito at ang House Bill na mag-iestablish ng Manpower Training Center, mapapaigting natin ang Public-Private Partnerships na siyang magiging sandalan sa paglago ng ating ekonomiya. Kapag naging human resource capital ang bayan natin, bawat San Joseños ay makikinabang sapagkat maraming sektor na tutulong sa atin sa pag-invest at pagpapatayo ng mga business establishments na hindi lang income generating kung hindi job generating. Susuportan ng mga panukalang ito ang plataporma ng lokal na pamahalaan sa paglikha ng mga trabaho. Ako po ay naniniwala na lalago ang ekonomiya kung gagawin nating mas malinis, mas mabilis, at mas maginhawa ang proseso ng pagnenegosyo, maraming mga investors ang mahihikayat na mamuhunan sa atin. Pag-aaralan pa natin ang mga pag-institutionalize ng mekanismo sa usaping ito. Pabibilisin natin ang proseso ng pagkuha ng mga dokumento gaya ng NBI Clearance, Birth Certificate, passport at iba sa pamamagitan ng panukalang mag-eestablish ng One Stop Center, alinsunod sa kagustuhan ng ating pangulo para hindi na pumunta ang mga San Joseños sa karatig- bayan para kumuha ng mga dokumentong ito.


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Para sa mga kapatid nating may mga kapansanan or PWDs, iminumungkahi natin ang pagpapalawak ng ahensya na tutugon sa kanilang karapatan, ang National Council on Disability Affairs. Kung maipapasa ito, ito ay magiging National Commission on the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. Bibigyan natin ng kakayahan ang mga PWDs na pamunuan ang kanilang sarili bilang tugon sa kanilang battle cry na “NOTHING ABOUT US, WITHOUT US”. Para sa mga retired employees, isusulong ko ang panukalang batas na magbibigay sa kanila ng pagkakataong maglingkod ulit. Ito ay ang Employment After Retirement Act. Sa larangan ng kalusugan, naghain po tayo ng mga panukalang batas sa pagpapatayo ng tertiary hospital, OFW Hospital at Mental Health Clinic. Bilang tugon sa kampanya ng kasalukuyang gobyerno laban sa droga, isa po ako sa mga nagsusulong sa pagkakaroon ng Drug Rehabilitation and Treatment Facility. Naniniwala po ako na sa pagbibigay ng tamang pag-aaruga sa mga lulong sa droga. Sila ay magiging productive na miyembro ng lipunang kanilang ginagalawan. Nag-file na rin ako ng panukalang magre-regulate ng mga alternative medicine at dietary supplements para mapangalagaan ang kasulugan hindi lang ng mga San Joseños kung hindi bawat Pilipino. Naghain na rin ako ng panukala para mabigyan ng karampatang benepisyo at maprotektahan ang kapakanan ng mga cleaning workers gaya ng mga street cleaners at garbage collectors. Maghahain din tayo ng mga panukalang tutugon sa environmental sustainability at political stability. Nais kong maibaba ang singil sa tubig at kuryente. Nag-hain tayo ng panukala at resolution sa usaping ito. Nais ko rin magkaroon ng State College ang SJDM. Nais kong makapag-aral at makatapos ng pag-aaral ang mga batang San Joseños.

Tayo rin po ay sumusuporta sa mga mahahalagang batas na kailangang ipasa para sa kapakanan ng buong bansa lalo na sa usaping kapayapaan at katahimikan at lahat ng mga panukala ukol sa anti-discrimination bill bilang may akda ng panukalang EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY ACT. Tuluy-tuloy ang mga pagpapagawa ng mga makabuluhang infrastructures. Inaasahan ko po ang inyong buong tiwala sa aming mag-asawa. Upang siguraduhing magkakatugma at hindi salu-salungat ang mga panukalang batas na aking inihain at ihahain sa mga aktuwal na proyekto ng local government, naniniwala po ako sa kahalagahan ng koordinasyon, kooperasyon at pagpapalawak ng antas ng diskurso sa pamamahala. Maganda na po ang nasimulan at sisimulan nating kapakipakinabang sa mga mamayan ng SJDM at mas lalong gaganda at malayo po ang mararating natin kung tayo ay magkakaisa at magtutulungan. May mga hahadlang at hahangad na tayo ay hindi mag-wagi sa ating adhikain. Gagawa ng ingat at walang basehang akusasyon at alegasyon. Pero hindi tayo patitinag sapagkat dakila ang ating layunin. Lalabanan natin ang magsasamantala sa taumbayan. Naniniwala ako na kakampi naming mag-asawa ang Diyos at taumbayan na syang nagluklok sa aming kinalalagyan upang maghatid ng tunay na serbisyo publiko. Dalangin namin na kami ay patnubayan ng Poong Maykapal. Hanggat kasangga namin ang Diyos at kayong mga mahal kong San Joseños, wala tayong hindi pagtatagumpayan. Ang mandato nating nakuha sa huling eleksyon ay patunay na naniniwala tayo sa sustainable development. Tayo ay magtulungan. Aarangkada muli ang San Jose Del Monte, “The rising and soon to be a sustainable city”. Maraming salamat po. Mabuhay tayong lahat.

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HOUSE MEASURES SPONSORED/AUTHORED • HB01300 - AN ACT REGULATING THE MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTION AND SALE OF SUPPLEMENTARY COMPLEMENTARY ALTERNATIVE MEDICINES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

• HB01296 - AN ACT DECLARING THE CITY OF SAN JOSE DEL MONTE, PROVINCE OF BULACAN AS A HUMAN RESOURCE CAPITAL AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

• HB01293 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TERTIARY HOSPITAL IN THE CITY OF SAN JOSE DEL MONTE BULACAN AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

• HB01882 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND EQUITABLE TREATMENT IN EMPLOYMENT TO ALL PERSONS AND PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREFOR

• HB02186 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE TECHNICAL STANDARDS ON THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF MEDICAL REHABILITATION FACILITIES IN THE PHILIPPINES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

• HB03434 - AN ACT INSTITUTING POLICIES FOR THE PROTECTION AND WELFARE OF CLEANING WORKERS SUCH AS STREET SWEEPERS AND GARBAGE COLLECTORS

• HB02187 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN OFW AND SEAFARERS HOSPITAL WITHIN CENTRAL LUZON AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

• HB01297 - AN ACT DECLARING THE CITY OF SAN JOSE DEL MONTE, PROVINCE OF BULACAN AS AN ENTERPRISE CITY AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

• HB03433 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC IN THE CITY OF SAN JOSE DEL MONTE, BULACAN AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

• HB01298 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A DRUG TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION FACILITY IN EVERY REGION OF THE COUNTRY AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

• HB01292 - AN ACT IMPLEMENTING A PREPAID ELECTRIFICATION SYSTEM FOR THE ELECTRICITY CONSUMERS OF THE LONE DISTRICT OF SAN JOSE DEL MONTE, PROVINCE OF BULACAN, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

• HB01299 - AN ACT DIVIDING BARANGAY MUZON IN THE CITY OF SAN JOSE DEL MONTE, PROVINCE OF BULACAN INTO TWO DISTINCT AND INDEPENDENT BARANGAYS TO BE KNOWN AS BARANGAY MUZON AND BARANGAY PABAHAY

• HB01292 - AN ACT IMPLEMENTING A PREPAID ELECTRIFICATION SYSTEM FOR THE ELECTRICITY CONSUMERS OF THE LONE DISTRICT OF SAN JOSE DEL MONTE, PROVINCE OF BULACAN, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

• HB03431 - AN ACT REAPPORTIONING THE LONE LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT OF SAN JOSE DEL MONTE CITY IN THE PROVINCE OF BULACAN, HEREBY CREATING TWO LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS, AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR

• HB01294 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A UNIVERSITY IN LONE LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT OF SAN JOSE DEL MONTE, PROVINCE OF BULACAN TO BE KNOWN AS PAMANTASAN NG LUNGSOD NG SAN JOSE DEL MONTE, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB01884 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE IN THE LONE LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT OF SAN JOSE DEL MONTE CITY, PROVINCE OF BULACAN TO BE KNOWN AS SAN JOSE DEL MONTE CITY MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB01885 - AN ACT EXPANDING THE SPECIAL EDUCATION FUND (SEF), REGULATING THE UTILIZATION OF THE SAME AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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• HB03970 - AN ACT DECLARING THE CITY OF SAN JOSE DEL MONTE, PROVINCE OF BULACAN A SUSTAINABLE CITY AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB03980 - AN ACT DECLARING 'TANGLAWAN FESTIVAL' AS AN OFFICIAL FESTIVAL IN THE CITY OF SAN JOSE DEL MONTE, BULACAN AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HR00532 - RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE OFFICIALS AND PEOPLE OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF BUSTOS, PROVINCE OF BULACAN IN COMMEMORATION OF THE TOWN'S 100TH FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY • HB01883 - AN ACT CREATING THE NATIONAL COMMISSION ON THE EMPOWERMENT OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, DEFINING ITS POWERS, FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES


Outstanding Congressman Award 2016 • HB01886 - AN ACT INSTITUTING A REEMPLOYMENT PROGRAM FOR RETIRED EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS IN THE CIVIL SERVICE AND PRIVATE SECTOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB02185 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A GOVERNMENT SERVICE CENTER HOUSING SATELLITE OFFICES OF THE NATIONAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, PHILIPPINE OVERSEAS EMPLOYMENT ADMINISTRATION, GOVERNMENT SERVICE INSURANCE SYSTEM, AND SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM IN THE CITY OF SAN JOSE DEL MONTE, BULACAN • HB02188 - AN ACT PROVIDING AN ADDITIONAL REQUISITE FOR FILING OF COMPLAINTS AGAINST MEMBERS OF CONGRESS IN RELATION TO THEIR OFFICE • HB04305 - AN ACT INSTITUTING AN ELDERLY EMPLOYMENT SYSTEM AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB03432 - AN ACT SETTING THE STANDARD FOR THE DISTRIBUTION AND OPERATION OF WATER SUPPLY FOR DOMESTIC PURPOSES

• HB03384 - AN ACT POSTPONING THE OCTOBER 2016 BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9164, AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9340 AND REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10656, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB03504 - AN ACT POSTPONING THE OCTOBER 2016 BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9164, AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9340 AND REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10656, PRESCRIBING ADDITIONAL RULES GOVERNING THE CONDUCT OF BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB04308 - AN ACT PROTECTING AND PROMOTING THE RIGHTS OF ECOWARRIORS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

• HB04310 - AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING A RAINWATER HARVESTING SYSTEM IN THE CITY OF SAN JOSE DEL MONTE, BULACAN AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

• HB04309 - AN ACT INSTITUTING POLICIES TO MITIGATE THE TRAFFIC

• HR00294 - RESOLUTION URGING THE LOCAL WATER UTILITIES ADMINISTRATION TO INTERVENE IN THE ALLEGED MISMANAGEMENT IN THE DISTRIBUTION OF WATER IN THE LONE DISTRICT OF SAN JOSE DEL MONTE, BULACAN BY THE SAN JOSE DEL MONTE LOCAL WATER DISTRICT BY MANDATING THE LOCAL WATER DISTRICT TO INSTITUTE MECHANISMS AND CONTINGENCY PLANS THAT WILL ENSURE THE DELIVERY OF QUALITY AND AFFORDABLE WATER AND AVERT FUTURE WATER INTERRUPTIONS AND SHORTAGES AND TO ALLOW PRIVATE CONCESSIONAIRES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WATER DELIVERY SERVICE WITHIN THE DISTRICT

• HR00443 - A RESOLUTION URGING SPEAKER PANTALEON D. ALVAREZ

• PS00049 - WATER PROBLEM IN SAN JOSE DEL MONTE

PROCUREMENT PROCESS

• HB04307 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION FACILITY FOR LGBTs TO BE KNOWN AS LGBT SPECIALIST SCHOOL AND SITUATED IN THE CITY OF SAN JOSE DEL MONTE, BULACAN, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

• HR00453 - A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SUPPORT OF THE HOUSE OF

CRISIS IN THE COUNTRY AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

THROUGH APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN KARLO B. NOGRALES TO RESTORE THE BUDGET OF THE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR CULTURE AND THE ARTS (NCCA) TO THE 2016 LEVEL WITH AUGMENTATION FOR ADDITIONAL THIRTY-ONE (31) PERMANENT POSITIONS • HB04306

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ELIGIBILITY

REQUIREMENTS FOR BIDDER AND CONTRACTORS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE

REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE INCREASE IN THE BUDGETARY SUPPORT FOR HIGHER EDUCATION AND HEALTH

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Dr. Michael L. Romero, PhD. Party List 1 - PACMAN

Businessman • Sportsman • Education Advocate COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON Sub Committee on Sports (Committee on Youth and Sports Development)

Sub Committee on Finance (Committee on Housing and Urban Development)

COMMITTEE VICE CHAIRPERSON Youth and Sports Development

East Asian Growth Area

Housing and Urban Development

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS • Aquaculture and Fisheries Resources • Banks and Financial Intermediaries • Food Security

• Government Enterprises and Privatization • Justice • Legislative Franchises

• Public Information • Rules

Mikee Romero: Championing sports, business, and education through legislation Zeal and competence. Vision and determination for action. As a sportsman, Michael “Mikee” L. Romero uses fire tempered with strategy to score his victories. Couple these attributes with the vision for a better Philippines and zest to realize plans, now we got a legislator in the person of Assistant Majority Floor Leader Mikee Romero who hit the ground running when the __ Congress opened in 2016. As party list representative of One Patriotic Alliance of Marginalized National, Inc. (1-PACMAN), Congressman Romero, to date, has authored 63 House bills (HB), 12 House resolutions (HR) and has co-authored 96 House measures. Many of these are well-anchored on the key legislative thrusts of generating jobs, promoting sports development and advocacies, and providing educational opportunities. By now, Romero has this habit of coming into the scene with record-breaking achievements. He was elected partylist congressman of 1-PACMAN, one of the top three partylists in the recent election with 1.31 million votes. Romero, also a skilled business maverick, seeks to improve the lives of marginalized Filipinos by providing opportunities that will help them in the long term. His proposals aim to open doors in various fields and encourage the Filipino labor force to maximize the country’s offerings for employment.

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Targeting to provide jobs in various sectors, his House Bill 03522 seeks to bring about more compliance of the “Agri-Agra Reform Credit Act of 2009.” The bill increases the penalties on lending institutions for non-compliance and under-compliance with RA No. 1000 which is the Agri-Agra Reform Credit Act. HB 02150, for its part, seeks to provide full irrigation service subsidy for qualified farmers; HB 03523 creates the coconut industry trust fund; HB 04015 pushes for the establishment of the national mariculture program; while HB 02149 prohibits age discrimination in employment and in the workplace. To enable more Filipino families to lead quality lives, he filed HB 03639 for the creation of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (DHUD). With Romero’s tax amnesty bill or HB 03655, tax delinquents are given another chance to straighten their records. This is in line with the vision of President Rodrigo Duterte who plans to implement a massive tax amnesty law in 2017. The bill seeks to grant tax amnesty on all unpaid internal revenue taxes imposed by the national government for the taxable year 2015 and prior years. “The tax amnesty would certainly yield an immediate increase in tax collections. Significantly, it broadens our taxpayer base. At the same time, it would also give erring persons or entities another chance to reform and become more responsible taxpayers,” Romero said. Sports Development Program Romero’s passion for sports is a boon to the country’s athletics. With his determination and focus, the sportsman is on a roll to make far-reaching improvements in the local sports development program.

Batting for a program that will discover more athletes at their “raw stage” when they can be trained to vie for sports competitions and aim for the Olympics, Romero filed HB 00287 to create the country’s Department of Sports. Another sports-related measure is HB 04054, an act providing tax incentives to individuals and corporations giving donations, contributions, and grants to Filipino athletes who have won medals in the summer Olympic games. Romero also penned HR 00145, consolidated into HR 00175, a resolution commending Filipina weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz for winning the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Other resolutions salute the achievements of sports icons like chess masters Eugenio 'Eugene' Torre and Janelle Mae Frayna. Laws for Education A former finance professor, Romero has a heart for knowledge development. Long before he was in Congress, he has already helped many students to finish their schooling by providing scholarships. With full commitment to education, Romero plans to help students get quality schooling and expand educational opportunities for the marginalized. He authored education-centered bills which include HB 02155, an act that provides educational benefits to the surviving children of slain Philippine National Police members; HB 03246, an act integrating labor education into the social science subjects in the tertiary education curriculum and for other purposes; and HR 00453, a resolution that expresses the support of the House of Representatives for the increase in the budgetary support for higher education and health benefits.

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In HB 03292, Romero is pushing to institutionalize the “Abot-Alam Program,� which aims to reach out to the out-ofschool youth (OSY) by providing interventions on education, entrepreneurship, or employment.

He is also an active member of the Committees on Aquaculture and Fishery Resources; Banks and Financial Intermediaries; Legislative Franchise; Justice; Public Information; Government Enterprises and Privatization; and Food Security.

Committees Aside from making new measures, he also made sure that laws enacted in the past are implemented according to the letter of the law.

Some of the laws that Romero created as part of these committees are HB 04223 that strengthens food security by establishing the Food Security Council; HB 03422 an act that establishes the Philippine Corn and Other Cereals Institute; HB 02156 that aims to mandate a plain language policy in all government communications; HB 02157 that seeks to increase the monthly social pension for indigent senior citizens and further amending the Republic Act No. 07432; and HB 02158 that rationalizes the powers and duties of the Social Security Commission and the Social Security System.

In this regard, Romero has called for congressional inquiries on issues such as the food security, tax amnesty, and tax reduction rate. Always proactive, Romero was able to land important roles in various committees. He is the Senior Assistant Majority of the Rules Committee; Vice Chairman of the Youth and Sports Committee; and Vice Chairman of the Housing Committee.

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Romero labors diligently to deliver in his Committee assignments, going above and beyond to ensure that House Bills and Resolutions are thoroughly discussed and properly shepherded through the legislative mill.


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For constituency work, Romero has supported various public service initiatives and infrastructure projects for the constituents of his party-list, 1-PACMAN. Also included here are the provision of scholarship and health medical assistance programs. Sports Leader Romero, a sportsman, has led several Philippine Olympic committees. He was the youngest President of the Olympic Federation of Shooting and the Olympic Federation of Shooting. He was likewise a voting member of the Philippine Olympic Committee from 2009 to 2012. In 2012, he was tasked to head the Philippine delegation team to the 2012 London Olympics. In the sport of basketball, Romero was one of those who created and pioneered the first Southeast Asian professional basketball league, the Asean Basketball League (ABL). He headed the 2007 Philippine National Basketball team which won the gold medals in the 2007 Southeast Asian games (SEAG) in Thailand and the 2007 Southeast Asian basketball Association (SEABA) championship in Indonesia.

His contributions to the local basketball scene have been recognized by the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA). In 2007, PSA gave Romero the “Godfather of Philippine Amateur Basketball” award. In 2012, Romero joined Philippine Basketball Association, Asia’s longest running professional basketball league. He bought the Coca-Cola Tigers franchise in the PBA, which he renamed to “Globalport Batang Pier.” Just after four years after entering the association, Romero was voted to become the PBA chairman for years 2016 and 2017. Romero is also involved in the world of polo. He was the captain of several Philippine teams that have competed all over the world. In 2012, his team won the prestigious United States Polo Association’s 12-Goal Silver Cup and 12-Goal Inter-Circuit Cup. Entrepreneur Perhaps Romero’s moniker as one of the richest congressmen came from his achievements in business and economics. As such, he was included in the Forbes Magazine’s list of the richest and most successful persons in 2013, 2014, and 2016.

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His businesses have also served as platforms that paved the way for thousands of Filipinos to have gainful employment. He owns the public listed holding company Globalport 900, Inc. (Globalport), which is involved in seaport terminal operations across the Philippines. He is also the Executive Committee Chairman of Asia’s biggest budget carrier, Philippines AirAsia (AirAsia), formerly known as Air Asia Zest, which flies to almost 100 different destinations across the world. Romero runs two investment and holding companies, the publicly listed Pacifica, Inc. (PSE-listed: PA) and Sultan 900, Inc., Romero’s sharp business acumen has been recognized by many corporations. He was awarded by the Philippine Council of Management (PhilcoMan) with the 2008 Management Man of the Year Award; 2010 Creative Young Entrepreneur Award by the Junior Chamber International (JCI); and the 2010 Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (Finex) Award for pioneering and creating the inter-collegiate finance competition.

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Foundations Even before entering politics, Romero was already known as a philanthropist who has helped different communities. Romero has founded the “Batang Pier Foundation,” a sports foundation named after his basketball team which won Philippine Basketball League championships from 2005 to 2010. This foundation holds sports clinics all over the country to promote among the youth different sports such as basketball, baseball, volleyball, shooting, cycling, and horse-riding. To further sustain the sports component of the foundation, yearly scholarships are given away to chosen beneficiaries. Romero is also serious in fulfilling his corporate social responsibilities (CSR). AirAsia has helped several victims of the Typhoon Yolanda and the Cebu and Bohol earthquake tragedies by offering humanitarian flights for free. During the initial two weeks of the aftermath of the Typhoon Yolanda, AirAsia has ferried for free almost 2,000 people in and out of the calamity-stricken areas.


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It has also provided over 500 tons of relief good operations like medicines, food, and other necessities. When Romero was still the president of Manila North Harbor, Port Inc. (MNHPI), he facilitated a logistics summit to help the movement of relief goods to the areas affected by Typhoon Yolanda.

From 1998-2001, Romero taught Finance at both the De La Salle Professional Schools and the Ateneo Graduate School of Business Masters in Business Administration (MBA) programs. Also in 1998, Romero pioneered and created the Financial Executive Institute of the Philippines (FINEX) Inter-Collegiate Finance Competition. Over 50 collegiate schools compete in the annual nationwide finance and economic competition.

Other MNHPI programs included yearly feeding programs, medical and dental missions in poverty-stricken areas of Manila, and making North Harbor as the main logistics area in case of emergency. Culture Romero, a well-rounded individual, has also contributed to the country’s art and culture scene. He co-authored the art book, “Maestro Fernando C. Amorsolo, Recollections of the Amorsolo Family” released in 2009 and authored the foreword for the art book of internationally renowned painter Rene Robles, “The Art of Making Visible” which was published in 2007. Educational Background Romero has two doctorate degrees. Majoring in Political Economics and in Management, Romero graduated with an Academic High Distinction and a Thesis Gold Medal. He finished his Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) academics at the De La Salle Professional Schools in Manila. Romero took his Business Management degree at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in 1997.

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Hon. Estrellita B. Suansing Representative

Nueva Ecija, 1st District COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON

COMMITTEE VICE CHAIRPERSON

Ecology

Overseas Workers Affairs COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS

• Agriculture and Food • Appropriations • Civil Service and Professional Regulation

• Climate Change • Health • Interparliamentary Relations and Diplomacy

• Transportation • Ways and Means • Women and Gender Equality

Beauty and Brains Championing the Cause of the Agricultural Sector Estrellita Bito-onon Suansing was born to the late Reynaldo Bito-onon and the former Bernardita Regla to a brood of four (4) in a rustic community in the town of M’Lang, Province of North Cotabato on February 4, 1964. Ging, as she is fondly called by family and friends, spent her childhood in a rural community finishing her secondary education in Bagumbayan National High School located in Sultan Kudarat after her parents migrated to the province. As a child, Ging would help in household chores after school, a trait that would later be the foundations of her appreciation for the value of hard work. Her parents trained her to be a well-rounded person excelling both in academic and extracurricular activities in school. She finished at the top of her class, graduating valedictorian in both elementary and high school. After High School, she attended the Central Philippine University in Iloilo City taking up Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Accountancy graduating cum laude. In her colegiala days, Ging won the Ms. CPU title earning her the moniker, “beauty and brains”. During summer break from the university, she would go home to her native Bagumbayan to help in farm work, an immersion that allowed her to experience the life and plight of small Filipino farmers. She considers this a valuable life’s lessons because it instilled in her the value of labor, the essence of perseverance and the true meaning of altruism. In the university, she met her future spouse, a campus hunk by the name of Horacio “Toto” Suansing, Jr. with whom she is blessed with four (4) equally lovely and intelligent daughters. Toto Suansing is, incidentally, the Representative of the Second District of Sultan Kudarat. Later on, she pursued Master of Business Administration initially at the Ateneo Graduate School which she later finished at the University of Sto. Tomas. Her skills in marketing and commerce led her to a very successful and rewarding career in business. She became Vice President of Citistores Inc. supervising more than 1,200 employees and later

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on President of Euphoria Salon. As a manager, Ging brought out the best in her employees and honed their talents and skills to the benefit of their organization. She is a very meticulous and diligent worker whose hands-on approach to work redounds to the success of every business endeavour. In her work place, she has been known to be a task master and consensus builder willing to hear all sides before making competent decisions. Despite her hectic schedule as a career woman, she manages to effectively perform her responsibilities at home seeing to it that she will always be available to attend to the needs of her husband and their children. At work, she is “the boss” and at home she is a loving mother and a caring wife. Coming from a good stock from both the paternal and maternal sides, Congw. Suansing’s daughters are likewise academic achievers. The eldest, Anne Bernadette graduated class valedictorian in elementary and attended the Philippine Science High School. In college, she took Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City. On the other hand, another daughter Mikaela Angela was also class valedictorian in elementary, finished with highest honors at the Philippine Science High School and graduated magna cum laude at the Ateneo De Manila University with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering.


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At the turn of the millennium, she moved to the Municipality of Zaragoza, Province of Nueva Ecija where she traces the roots of her mother, the so-called “Rice Granary of the Philippines� to embark on agri-business, a vocation that is very close to her heart because she came from very humble beginnings. In the Province of Nueva Ecija, she was further exposed to the plight of Filipino farmers, a neglected sector in the country. Realizing that she has already achieved great feats and milestones in her career, she decided to throw her hat into the political arena to offer her hand in public service. During the 2010 local elections, Ging Suansing ran for the position of Provincial Board Member and surprisingly came out number one. An instant hit in the province, her convincing triumph in that election was a testament to the people’s trust and confidence bestowed upon her. Such trust and confidence was anchored on her keen and dedicated passion to uplift the living conditions of those who are less fortunate and underprivileged. The simple farm lass from the hinterlands had finally arrived as the story book princess of Central Luzon politics with still many adventures ahead of her in search of her destiny.

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Barely three (3) years in the political arena, she was encouraged and persuaded by her constituents to run for the position of Representative of the First Congressional District of Nueva Ecija. As destiny would have it, Ging Suansing was rewarded by her people winning the 2013 congressional elections by a landslide victory. In the halls of Congress, Congresswoman Suansing was never considered as a neophyte legislator because of her indefatigable effort to ensure that she is able to echo the voices of her people in the August chamber, painstakingly attending every deliberation. In her first term, she is credited for having filed over seventy-four (74) proposed bills both of local and national application and resolutions. She holds the record of having a perfect attendance during the Sixteenth Congress. She authored and co-authored fourteen (14) bills enacted into law. In her district, she has awarded over a thousand scholarship grants to poor but deserving students and personally evaluated the academic credentials of possible grantees. She fought and lobbied for the construction of vital infrastructure projects that would not only propel economic growth but likewise promote the social well being of her constituency and bring the government closer to her people. In the 2016 elections, Congresswoman Suansing ran for reelection and won by an enormous margin of over 67,000 votes. In the Seventeenth Congress, she was unanimously elected by

her colleagues to Chair the House Committee on Ecology. Barely five (5) months to her second term, she has already filed a little less than a hundred bills of national and local application. She divides her time attending to her committees, defending her bills, looking after the welfare of her constituents and being a mother of her children. Among the priority bills that she filed in the current 17th Congress is House Bill No. 294 which seeks to abolish the irrigation service fees paid by beneficiaries of irrigation systems to ease the burden of farmers who are already troubled by overwhelming problems of the agricultural sector. Congresswoman Suansing is of the firm belief that the government should invest more in agriculture to enhance economic growth and promote rural development. She considers farmers as the country’s unsung heroes. As such, they must be accorded due recognition and respect because of the important role that they play in food security. She has authored House Bill No. 292, a bill which seeks to impose excise tax on Sugar Sweetened Beverages for health reasons. She has been invited by the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland to speak before the participants of Technical Meeting on Diet. She also addressed the participants of the Round Table Discussions of WHO on Taxing Sugar Sweetened Beverages held in September, 2016 in Manila, Philippines.

Inauguration of FMR Brgy Pulong Buli, Sto. Domingo

Inauguration of FMR Brgy Del Pilar, Zaragoza

Inauguration of Road Concreting Brgy San Cristobal, Licab

Groundbreaking of Bacayao FMR, Guimba

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Inauguration of Bridge Brgy Tabing Ilog, Licab

Inauguration of Road Concreting Brgy San Cristobal, Licab

Ging, passionately aware that the vast majority of the Filipino people are severely lacking in medical insurance coverage, let alone cannot afford to purchase medicine when ill, has continuously pushed for free basic medicine assistance program in all government health facilities nationwide under House Bill No. 1968. She has also authored House Bill No. 3339 which provides for the establishment of the Farmers’ Medical Center which would benefit farmers and farm workers in Central Luzon. The Congresswoman, most especially now as the Chairwoman of the Committee on Ecology, is concerned about the amount of solid wastes that the people produce. Following the example of laws enacted in France, Ging also filed House Bill No. 3577 which calls for the regulating of production, importation, sale provision, use recovery, collection, recycling and disposal of plastic products for basic services. Although plastic may be useful and durable material, it also made from toxic compounds known to cause illness and is not biodegradable.

Inauguration of Bridge Brgy Tabing Ilog, Licab

In her district office, she personally attends to her constituents who are in difficult crisis situations to guarantee that they secure assistance from the national government. Although exhausting and time consuming, Congresswoman Suansing finds it rewarding to be of service to her constituents especially our needy brethren. She personally conducts public consultations with the various sectors including communities before making decisions that may affect the welfare of her people. Projects implemented by national government agencies are rigorously and regularly monitored to ensure its durability and stability. People’s Day is regularly convened in each of the nine (9) municipalities of the First District of Nueva Ecija to bring social services closer to the people and allow her constituents to personally relay problems, issues and recommendations to the representative. Truly, Ging has gone a long way since her childhood days in the far-flung provinces of Mindanao. She has blossomed like a beautiful butterfly, both physically and figuratively, hopping from flower to flower touching more lives, spreading the beauty of transformation and offering a new hope for a better tomorrow.

Association of Women Legislators, Oathtaking of Officers

With husband, Cong. Horacio P. Suansing, Jr.

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Suansing Family

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HOUSE MEASURES SPONSORED/AUTHORED • HB00292 - AN ACT IMPOSING EXCISE TAX ON SUGAR SWEETENED BEVERAGES BY INSERTING A NEW SECTION 150-A IN THE NATIONAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1997, AS AMENDED

• HB01977 - ACT AMENDING SECTIONS 3, 5, AND 7 OF REPUBLIC ACT NUMBER 7900, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE HIGH VALUE CROPS DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1995 AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

• HB00293 - AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING THE PANTAWID PAMILYANG PILIPINO PROGRAM (4Ps) TO REDUCE POVERTY AND PROMOTE HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR

• HB01978 - AN ACT TO STRENGTHEN AND REORIENT THE MANDATE OF THE NATIONAL FOOD AUTHORITY (NFA) IN ORDER TO ENSURE FOOD SUFFICIENCY, FOR THIS PURPOSE RATIONALLIZING ITS FUNCTIONS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

• HB00294 - AN ACT ABOLISHING IRRIGATION SERVICE FEES AND SUCH OTHER SIMILAR OR RELATED FEES FROM BENEFICIARIES OF IRRIGATION SYSTEMS FUNDED AND CONSTRUCTED BY, OR UNDER THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE NATIONAL IRRIGATION ADMINISTRATION, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE CERTAIN SECTIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 3601, PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 552 AND PRESIDENTIAL DECREES NO. 1702 • HB00295 - AN ACT AMENDING SECTIONS 24 AND 27 OF REPUBLIC ACT 8424, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE NATIONAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1997 • HB00296 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE TAXI PASSENGERS' RIGHTS • HB00297 - AN ACT CHANGING THE TERM OF OFFICE OF ELECTIVE BARANGAY OFFICIALS AND MEMBERS OF THE SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN FROM THREE (3) YEARS TO FIVE (5) YEARS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 43 REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7160, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF 1991 • HB00298 - AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE BARANGAYS THROUGH SUPPORT FOR BARANGAY OFFICIALS AND VOLUNTEER WORKERS • HB00299 - AN ACT GRANTING HEALTH CARE, RETIREMENT, AND DEATH BENEFITS TO PROFESSIONAL FILIPINO ATHLETES WHO WIN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES IN INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL SPORTS COMPETITIONS OR IN OTHER EQUALLY PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB00300 - AN ACT REGULATING THE GRADING, PACKING, MARKING, INSPECTION AND EXPIRATION OF EGGS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC TRADE, PROVIDING SAFEGUARDS THERETO AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB01959 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE PHILIPPINE SMALL RUMINANTS CENTER AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB01960 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE CENTRAL LUZON TRAUMA CENTER IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF ZARAGOZA, PROVINCE OF NUEVA ECIJA UNDER THE FULL ADMINISTRATIVE AND TECHNICAL SUPERVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB01961 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN AQUATIC RESEARCH AND EXPERIMENTAL BREEDING STATION FOR LAKE, RIVER AND OTHER INLAND FISHES IN THE FIRST DISTRICT OF THE PROVINCE OF NUEVA ECIJA AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB01962 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING MULTIPURPOSE FISH BREEDING STATIONS AND SHRIMP HATCHERIES IN ALL SUITABLE AREAS IN THE FIRST DISTRICT OF THE PROVINCE OF NUEVA ECIJA AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFORE • HB01963 - AN ACT CREATING THE PHILIPPINE ONION RESEARCH INSTITUTE • HB01964 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A FREE CANCER PREVENTION, SCREENING AND EARLY DETECTION PROGRAM FOR WORKING CLASS FILIPINOS IN ALL GOVERNMENT HEALTH FACILITIES NATIONWIDE AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB01965 - AN ACT TO INCREASE SHORT TERM GRAIN AVAILABILITY, MINIMIZE VULNERABILITY TO EXTERNAL PRICE AND SUPPLY SHOCKS AND ACHIEVE IMMEDIATE RICE SECURITY, MANDATING FOR THAT PURPOSE THE CREATION OF A FERTILIZER SUPPORT MECHANISM AND THE RESTRUCTURING AND REORIENTATION OF THE NATIONAL FOOD AUTHORITY, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB01966 - AN ACT REQUIRING RETAIL STORES THAT PROVIDE PLASTIC BAGS TO CONSUMERS TO IMPLEMENT A PLASTIC BAG COLLECTION AND RECYCLING PROGRAM • HB01967 - “AN ACT EXTENDING THE VALIDITY OF THE PHILIPPINE PASSPORT, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 10 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8239, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE PHILIPPINE PASSPORT ACT OF 1996 • HB01968 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A FREE BASIC MEDICINE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM IN ALL GOVERNMENT HEALTH FACILITIES NATIONWIDE AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB01969 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING SPECIAL EDUCATION (SPED) CENTERS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS IN ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS DIVISION AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB01970 - AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING THE NATIONAL SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAM FOR PUBLIC KINDERGARTEN AND ELEMENTARY PUPILS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB01971 - AN ACT INSTITUTING THE MAGNA CARTA FOR DAY CARE WORKERS • HB01972 - AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING A NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT FACILITATION SERVICE NETWORK FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITY (PWD) THROUGH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PERSONS WITH DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT FACILITATION OFFICE IN EVERY PROVINCE, KEY CITY AND OTHER STRATEGIC AREAS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY • HB01973 - AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE PHILIPPINE COMPREHENSIVE POLICY ON HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV) AND ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME (AIDS) PREVENTION, TREATMENT, CARE AND SUPPORT, AND ESTABLISHING THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL HIV AND AIDS PLAN, REPEALING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8504, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "PHILIPPINE AIDS PREVENTION AND CONTROL ACT OF 1998," AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB01974 - AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE ANIMAL INDUSTRY AND VETERINARY SERVICES IN THE PHILIPPINES, CREATING FOR THE PURPOSE THE NATIONAL LIVESTOCK AND VETERINARY SERVICES AUTHORITY • HB01976 - ACT INSTITUTING THE FARMERS AND FISHERFOLK ASSISTANCE ACT

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• HB01979 - AN ACT PROHIBITING THE SLAUGHTER OF CARABAOS AT CERTAIN AGES, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8485, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE ANIMAL WELFARE ACT OF 1998" • HB01980 - AN ACT IMPOSING PENALTIES ON PERSON OR PERSONS GUILTY OF FENCING PROPERTIES OWNED BY THE PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT SUCH AS, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, RAILINGS, MANHOLE COVERS, SIGNAGE, SIGN POSTS, AND SLABS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTIONS 3 AND 6 OF PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1612, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE ANTI-FENCING LAW OF 1972 • HB01981 - AN ACT CREATING A MANDATORY POSITION FOR A HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT OFFICER IN EACH MUNICIPALITY, CITY AND PROVINCE, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTIONS 443, 454 AND 463 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7160, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF 1991 • HB01982 - AN ACT SECURING THE PHILIPPINES’ BORDERS TO MAKE MORE EFFECTIVE THE PROHIBITION AGAINST THE ENTRY OF ILLEGAL DRUGS INTO THE COUNTRY • HB01983 - AN ACT TO EXPEDITE THE PROCESS OF REPATRIATION OF FILIPINO MIGRANT WORKERS • HB02486 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR LOCAL ABSENTEE VOTING FOR SENIOR CITIZENS • HB02487 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR LOCAL ABSENTEE VOTING FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITY • HB02488 - AN ACT DECLARING IMMACULATE CONCEPTION PARISH CHURCH, SANCTUARY OF THE HOLY FACE OF JESUS, IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF NAMPICUAN, NUEVA ECIJA AS A PILGRIMAGE SITE AND TOURIST DESTINATION, PROVIDING FOR ITS DEVELOPMENT AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB02489 - AN ACT DECLARING MOUNT BULAYLAY IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF CUYAPO, NUEVA ECIJA AS A TOURIST DESTINATION, PROVIDING FOR ITS DEVELOPMENT AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB02490 - AN ACT DECLARING THE DIOCESAN SHRINE OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH, ALSO KNOWN AS THE TAONG PUTIK DAMBANA NI SAN JUAN BAUTISTA, IN BARANGAY BIBICLAT, ALIAGA, NUEVA ECIJA AS A PILGRIMAGE SITE AND TOURIST DESTINATION, PROVIDING FOR ITS DEVELOPMENT AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB02491 - AN ACT INCREASING THE MONTHLY SALARIES OF PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS TO TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND PESOS (P25,000.00) AND NON-TEACHING PERSONNEL TO FIFTEEN THOUSAND PESOS (P15,000.00) • HB02492 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE CONVERSION OF THE STO. DOMINGO - QUEZON - LICAB VICTORIA PROVINCIAL ROAD CONNECTING THE PROVINCES OF NUEVA ECIJA AND TARLAC INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND PROVIDING FUNDS FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND IMPROVEMENT THEREON • HB02493 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE GUIMBA - PURA ROAD STRETCHING FROM BARANGAY SAN RAFAEL, MUNICIPALITY OF GUIMBA, PROVINCE OF NUEVA ECIJA, TO THE MUNICIPALITY OF PURA, PROVINCE OF TARLAC INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB02494 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE CONVERSION OF THE GUIMBA - TALUGTUG - UMINGAN PROVINCIAL ROAD IN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF GUIMBA AND TALUGTUG, NUEVA ECIJA AND THE MUNICIPALITY OF UMINGAN, PANGASINAN INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND PROVIDING FUNDS FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND IMPROVEMENT THEREON • HB02495 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE ANAO - CUYAPO ROAD STRETCHING FROM BARANGAY CABADUCAN WEST, MUNICIPALITY OF NAMPICUAN, TO BARANGAY CURVA, MUNICIPALITY OF CUYAPO, ALL OF THE PROVINCE OF NUEVA ECIJA INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB02814 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE PROTECTION, BENEFITS AND SECURITY OF WHISTLEBLOWERS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB02815 - AN ACT PROVIDING ALL BARANGAY OFFICIALS, INCLUDING BARANGAY TANODS AND MEMBERS OF THE LUPON NG TAGAPAMAYAPA, A LUMP SUM GRATUITY PAY EQUIVALENT TO ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS AND OTHER NON-MONETARY BENEFITS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 393 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7160, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF 1991 • HB02816 - AN ACT INSTITUTING REFORMS TO PROMOTE AND PROTECT THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC, AND POLITICAL RIGHTS AND WELL-BEING OF COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS TOWARDS EFFICIENT HEALTH SERVICES DELIVERY, REPEALING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7883, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE BARANGAY HEALTH WORKERS' BENEFITS AND INCENTIVES ACT OF 1995, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB02817 - AN ACT EXTENDING THE VALIDITY PERIOD OF A DRIVER'S LICENSE, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 23 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 4136, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE 'LAND TRANSPORTATION AND TRAFFIC CODE' • HB02818 - AN ACT PROMOTING INTEGRATED URBAN AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN ALL METROPOLITAN AREAS NATIONWIDE TO ADDRESS FOOD SECURITY CONCERNS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB02819 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A VOLUNTARY STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM BY BANKS AND GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS • HB02820 - AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTHCARE FACILITIES TO PROVIDE A PRICE LIST OF ITS HEALTHCARE SERVICES INCLUDING INCIDENTAL EXPENSES AND MEDICAL SUPPLIES THAT CAN BE CHARGED IN THE MEDICAL BILL


Outstanding Congressman Award 2016 • HB02821 - AN ACT PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO FRESH GRADUATES BY WAIVING GOVERNMENT FEES AND CHARGES COLLECTED IN CONNECTION WITH DOCUMENTARY REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT

THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7875, AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9241 AND REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10606, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE 'NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE ACT OF 2013'

• HB02822 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL VISION SCREENING PROGRAM FOR ALL PUBLIC KINDERGARTEN PUPILS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

• HB04022 - AN ACT AMENDING SECTION 4 (C) OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9994, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE EXPANDED SENIOR CITIZENS' ACT OF 2010

• HB02823 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL SENIOR VISION SERVICES PROGRAM FOR SENIOR CITIZENS WITH FUNCTIONAL VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS

• HB04113 - AN ACT INCREASING THE MATERNITY LEAVE PERIOD TO ONE HUNDRED (100) DAYS FOR FEMALE WORKERS IN THE GOVERNMENT SERVICE AND IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR, AND GRANTING AN OPTION TO EXTEND FOR AN ADDITIONAL THIRTY (30) DAYS WITHOUT PAY

• HB02824 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE MANDATORY APPOINTMENT OF A COOPERATIVES OFFICER IN EVERY LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNIT, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 487, ARTICLE 17, TITLE V, BOOK 3 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7160, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE 'LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF 1991' • HB02825 - AN ACT AMENDING SECTION 709 OF PRESIDENTIAL DECREE 1464, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE TARIFF AND CUSTOMS CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES, AS AMENDED • HB02826 - AN ACT INTEGRATING PALLIATIVE AND HOSPICE CARE INTO THE PHILIPPINE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM • HB03075 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING AND INSTITUTIONALIZING LONG-TERM CARE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB03076 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A NATIONAL PUBLIC OUTREACH AND EDUCATION CAMPAIGN TO RAISE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF WOMEN'S PREVENTIVE HEALTH • HB03077 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE UPGRADE AND MODERNIZATION AS WELL AS INCREASING THE BED CAPACITY OF THE GUIMBA DISTRICT HOSPITAL IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF GUIMBA, PROVINCE OF NUEVA ECIJA FROM TWENTY-FIVE TO FIFTY AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB03078 - AN ACT PROVIDING CIVIL SERVICE ELIGIBILITY TO ALL CASUAL AND CONTRACTUAL EMPLOYEES OF THE GOVERNMENT WHO HAVE RENDERED AT LEAST TEN (10) YEARS OF CONTINUOUS AND EFFICIENT SERVICE • HB03137 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (TESDA) TRAINING AND ACCREDITATION CENTER IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF NAMPICUAN, PROVINCE OF NUEVA ECIJA AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB03138 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (TESDA) TRAINING AND ACCREDITATION CENTER IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF CUYAPO, PROVINCE OF NUEVA ECIJA AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB03139 - ACT ESTABLISHING A TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (TESDA) TRAINING AND ACCREDITATION CENTER IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF STO. DOMINGO, PROVINCE OF NUEVA ECIJA AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB03140 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (TESDA) TRAINING AND ACCREDITATION CENTER IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF ALIAGA, PROVINCE OF NEUVA ECIJA AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB03142 - AN ACT INCREASING THE BED CAPACITY OF DR. PAULINO J. GARCIA MEMORIAL RESEARCH AND MEDICAL CENTER EXTENSION HOSPITAL IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF TALAVERA, PROVINCE OF NUEVA ECIJA FROM FIFTY (50) BEDS TO ONE HUNDRED (100) BEDS CAPACITY, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB03195 - AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS (LGUs) BY INCREASING TO FIFTY PERCENT (50%) THEIR ANNUAL INTERNAL REVENUE ALLOTMENT SHARE AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB03337 - AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS TO INCLUDE HYPERTENSION, DIABETES MELLITUS AS WELL AS PREGNANCY RELATED ILLNESSES IN THEIR MEDICAL CARE COVERAGE • HB03338 - AN ACT ABOLISHING THE NATIONAL IRRIGATION ADMINISTRATION (NIA), TRANSFERRING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS (DPWH), PROVIDING GRATUITY BENEFITS FOR ITS OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB03339 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE FARMERS' MEDICAL CENTER (FMC) TO BE LOCATED IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF ZARAGOZA, PROVINCE OF NUEVA ECIJA, DEFINING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB03408 - AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE OPERATION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES FROM JANUARY ONE TO DECEMBER THIRTY-ONE, TWO THOUSAND AND SEVENTEEN, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES • HB03577 - AN ACT REGULATING THE PRODUCTION, IMPORTATION, SALE, PROVISION, USE, RECOVERY, COLLECTION, RECYCLING AND DISPOSAL OF PLASTIC PRODUCTS FOR BASIC SERVICES • HB03595 - AN ACT REQUIRING THE NATIONAL IRRIGATION ADMINISTRATION TO RENDER FULL IRRIGATION SERVICE FEES FREE OF CHARGE FOR QUALIFIED BENEFICIARIES AND WAIVE ALL UNPAID IRRIGATION SERVICE FEES • HB03596 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (TESDA) TRAINING AND ACCREDITATION CENTER IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF LICAB, PROVINCE OF NUEVA ECIJA AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB03597 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (TESDA) TRAINING AND ACCREDITATION CENTER IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF QUEZON, PROVINCE OF NUEVA ECIJA AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR • HB03973 - AN ACT LOWERING THE MINIMUM AGE OF CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9344 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE 'JUVENILE JUSTICE AND WELFARE ACT OF 2006' • HB04020 - AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO INFORMATION HELD BY THE GOVERNMENT • HB04021 - AN ACT MANDATING THAT BEFORE NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE PAYMENTS BE RELEASED, ALL HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION (HMO) BENEFITS OF THE SAME PHILIPPINE HEALTH INSURANCE CORPORATION (PHILHEALTH) MEMBER BE EXHAUSTED FIRST, AMENDING FOR

• HB04313 - AN ACT TRANSFERRING THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES • HB04314 - AN ACT REQUIRING A PRIVATE RECRUITMENT ENTITY OR PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT AGENCY TO ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN AN OFFICE OR BRANCH IN THE COUNTRY WHERE IT DEPLOYS OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 442, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "LABOR CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES" • HR00117 - A RESOLUTION URGING THE COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION (CHED) AND THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (DEPED) TO JOINTLY STUDY, RESEARCH AND CONSIDER THE REVISION OF THE CURRENT COLLEGE CURRICULA BY REDUCING THE RESIDENCY OF STUDENTS FROM 5 YEARS TO FOUR YEARS FOR FIVE-YEAR DEGREE COURSES AND FROM FOUR YEARS TO THREE YEARS FOR FOUR-YEAR DEGREE COURSES AND SUBMIT THE RESULT OF SUCH STUDY SOONEST POSSIBLE TO THE CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES FOR THE PASSAGE OF AN APPROPRIATE LEGISLATIVE ACTION • HR00118 - RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE APPROPRIATE HOUSE COMMITTEE TO CONDUCT A FULL REVIEW OF THE EXPANDED ANTI-TRAFFICKING OF PERSONS ACT OF 2012 OR REPUBLIC ACT 10364, AND THE PERFORMANCE OF THE INTER-AGENCY COUNCIL AGAINST TRAFFICKING (IACAT), IN LIGHT OF THE MARY JANE VELOSO CASE AND OTHER SIMILAR CASES INVOLVING HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND ILLEGAL DRUGS • HR00247 - RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEES ON AGRICULTURE, ENERGY AND THE OTHER APPROPRIATE COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO CONDUCT A JOINT INVESTIGATION, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, INTO THE SALE OF WATER BY CE CASECNAN WATER AND ENERGY CORPORATION, INC., A CORPORATION OPERATING A HYDROELECTRIC POWERPLANT AND IRRIGATION CONTROL FACILITY IN CENTRAL LUZON PARTICULARLY THE PANTABANGAN DAM AND RESERVOIR TO THE NATIONAL IRRIGATION ADMINISTRATION (NIA) FOR PURPOSES OF IRRIGATION TO ASCERTAIN THE VOLUME OF WATER DELIVERY, REVIEW THE EXORBITANT RATES OF WATER DELIVERY FEES PER CUBIC METER AND THE AVERAGE ANNUAL ENERGY GENERATION AND TO PROPOSE REMEDIAL MEASURES THEREOF • HR00279 - RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING AND COMMENDING GABRIEL LUIS MORENO FOR WINNING THE FIRST GOLD MEDAL FOR THE PHILIPPINES IN THE ARCHERY MIXED TEAM EVENT IN THE SECOND SUMMER YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES HELD IN NANJING, CHINA ON AUGUST 24, 2014 • HR00359 - RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS TO CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, INTO THE PROPER IMPLEMENTATION OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9335, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE 'ATTRITION ACT OF 2005', WITH THE END IN VIEW OF STRICTLY IMPLEMENTING SAID ACT IN ORDER TO OPTIMIZE THE REVENUE GENERATION CAPABILITY AND COLLECTIONS OF THE BUREAU OF INTERNAL REVENUE (BIR) AND THE BUREAU OF CUSTOMS (BOC) • HR00360 - A RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY IN AID OF LEGISLATION ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF BARANGAY HEALTH STATIONS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY WITHIN THE PREMISES OF PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS UNDERTAKEN BY THE CENTRAL OFFICE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH • HR00441 - RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE APPROPRIATE HOUSE COMMITTEE TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY AND INVESTIGATION, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE PROPER IMPLEMENTATION OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10586, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE ANTI-DRUNK AND DRUGGED DRIVING ACT OF 2013, WITH THE END IN VIEW OF PURSUING ITS FULL AND EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION • HR00442 - RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE PROPER HOUSE COMMITTEE TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE ALLEGED NEED TO SUPPORT THE LIFTING OF QUANTITATIVE IMPORT RESTRICTIONS ON RICE TO BETTER ATTAIN NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY AND TO REVIEW FOR THIS PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8178, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE AGRICULTURAL TARIFFICATION ACT OF 1996 • HR00443 - A RESOLUTION URGING SPEAKER PANTALEON D. ALVAREZ THROUGH APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN KARLO B. NOGRALES TO RESTORE THE BUDGET OF THE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR CULTURE AND THE ARTS (NCCA) TO THE 2016 LEVEL WITH AUGMENTATION FOR ADDITIONAL THIRTY-ONE (31) PERMANENT POSITIONS • HR00453 - A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SUPPORT OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE INCREASE IN THE BUDGETARY SUPPORT FOR HIGHER EDUCATION AND HEALTH • HR00480 - RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, INTO THE NATIONAL DENGUE PREVENTION AND CONTROL PROGRAM OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, REVIEW THE PROCESSING AND REGISTRATION OF THE DENGUE VACCINE INCLUDING THE CONTRACT TO PURCHASE FROM SANOFI PASTEUR, EXAMINE RELEVANT RESEARCH AND STUDIES ON THE EFFICACY AND SAFETY OF THE VACCINE AND PROPOSE REMEDIAL MEASURES THAT PROMOTE PUBLIC SAFETY • HR00484 - RESOLUTION OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONGRATULATING AND COMMENDING REPRESENTATIVE GERALDINE ROMAN FOR BEING HAILED AS ONE OF THE INSPIRING WOMEN OF 2016 BY MOTTO WEBSITE, FROM THE EDITORS OF TIME MAGAZINE • HR00531 - RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING AND COMMENDING SENATOR AND EIGHT-DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION EMMANUEL "MANNY" D. PACQUIAO FOR WINNING THE WBO WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST JESSIE VARGAS AT THE THOMAS AND MACK CENTER IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON NOVEMBER 6, 2016 • PS00025 - NEED TO INVESTIGATE DISPARITY IN THE RATES OF WATER FEES PAID BY THE NATIONAL IRRIGATION ADMINISTRATION (NIA) TO CE CASECNAN WATER ENERGY COMPANY, INC.

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