Party-list vows support for private sector reps-A A +A
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
CLARK FREEPORT -- Association of Laborers and Employees (ALE) party-list Representative Catalina Bagasina vowed Wednesday support for Private Sector Representatives (PSR) of the Regional Development Council (RDC).
During the Fourth National Convention of RDC PSRs themed “Private Sector Representatives: Advocates and Partners in National Development” at the Holiday Inn in this Freeport, Bagasina said the PSRs are the link and partner of the government in regional and national progress in levels of development, particularly in the advocacy of climate change, food security and business, power and energy, infrastructure and tourism.
Bagasina noted that she has recently passed House Bill 4750 or “an act promoting the use of Urban Farming in the country’s metropolitan areas to address food security concerns and regenerate ecosystem functions.”
“It is already on its second reading [in Congress] and we are pushing for its approval as our way of supporting food security and business and to adhere to efforts being made for climate change,” she said.
She said she will soon distribute some 10,000 compact fluorescent bulbs in exchange for electricity bills of consumers in support of the Department of Energy’s program on the use of environment-friendly and power saving light bulbs.
“With all these being undertaken by ALE, plus projects geared toward development of infrastructure to help boost tourism in the municipal and provincial levels, we hope to extend full support to the private sector in its objective to be a partner in national development,” said Bagasina.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on June 21, 2012.