A LAWMAKER from Mindanao is strongly pushing for the resetting of the October 2013 barangay election to the last Monday of October 2015 not only to reduce electoral expense but also to give barangay officials ample time to complete their projects.
A LADY lawmaker has filed a bill increasing the local government units' (LGUs) share in the national internal revenue taxes from 40 percent to 50 percent to enable them to cope with the mounting costs of devolved services.
THE House of Representatives has recently approved on third and final reading a bill requiring all elementary and secondary schools to adopt policies that will prevent and address the acts of bullying in their institutions.
House Bill 5496, to be known as the "Anti-Bullying Act of 2012," seeks to provide students and their parents or guardians awareness of the impact of bullying and how it can be prevented or addressed.
PRESIDENTIAL Adviser on OFW Concerns and Anti-Trafficking Czar
In 2011, the Vice President became even more involved with the affairs of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW). He took to his role as Presidential Adviser on OFW Concerns, chairman emeritus of the Inter-Agency Taskforce Against Trafficking (IACAT) and chairman of the Presidential Task Force Against Illegal Recruitment (PTFAIR) with gusto, and made it his personal advocacy to safeguard Filipinos against unscrupulous individuals.
BY THE end of 2011, Vice President Jejomar C. Binay had achieved several milestones in implementing reforms in the housing sector. He has built on the accomplishments of the housing sector in 2010 and concretized the plans of the key shelter agencies into viable, realistic projects. The Vice President has also continued the government’s priority of protecting the rights and welfare of Overseas Filipino Workers here and abroad.
THE House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill imposing life imprisonment to people engaged in illegal logging in the country.
House Bill 5485, authored by Rep. Rufus B. Rodriguez (2nd District, Cagayan de Oro City) shall provide protection, rehabilitation and sustainable management of the country's forests.
THE House of Representatives has approved on third reading a bill giving the same special time allowance to prisoners who have remained in their prison cells despite having all the chance to escape from their place of confinement.
VICE President Jejomar C. Binay said he will continue seeking reprieve for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) facing the death penalty in other countries.
OVERSEAS Filipino Workers (OFWs) who were victimized in other countries can still seek justice from their oppressors under a bill mandating the police and immigration authorities to arrest and prosecute foreign employers as soon as they step into Philippine soil.
LAWMAKERS are pushing for the passage of a bill seeking to strengthen the literacy program for blind or visually impaired students.