• CHILDREN IN NEED OF SPECIAL PROTECTION BIRTH REGISTRATION ACT OF 2017

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    An Act further strengthening the system of birth registration of children in need of special protection (CNSP) in the Philippines  
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  • GOVERNMENT DOCTORS’ SALARY UPGRADING ACT OF 2017

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    An Act upgrading the minimum salary grade of government doctors from salary grade 16 to 24
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  • TELECOMMUTING ACT OF 2017

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    An Act institutionalizing telecommuting in the workplace and for other purposes
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  • BANGKO SA BARYO ACT OF 2017

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    An Act enabling banks to expand service delivery channels through cash agents and providing guidelines therefor
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  • AFFORDABLE HIGHER EDUCATION FOR ALL ACT

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    An Act accelerating universal access to tertiary education by providing tuition subsidy and financial assistance to students enrolled in state universities and colleges
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  • REDUCING THE CORPORATE INCOME TAX RATE ACT

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    An Act reducing the corporate income tax rate, amending section 27 and 28 of the national internal revenue code of 1997, as amended, and for other purposes
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  • DAIRY DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2017

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    An Act merging the Philippine carabao center and the national dairy authority into the Philippine national dairy development agency
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  • PHILIPPINE NATIVE ANIMAL DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2017

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    An Act promoting the scientific propagation, processing, utilization and development of Philippine native animals, hereby creating the Philippine native animal development center
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  • Constitutional Convention Act 2016

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    An act constituting a constitutional convention to amend the 1987 Philippine constitution, defining qualifications for its delegates who shall be elected simultaneously with the barangay or national elections.
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  • Sustainable Bicol River

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    ”Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
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    EXPLANATORY NOTE Sustainability is the key to lasting alleviation from poverty and national development. Natural resources provide the basic necessities for human existence, as well as the inputs for economic development. Therefore, it is to our best interest to develop and use these resources while maintaining their physical integrity and capacity to regenerate the economic and ecologic values that are withdrawn for human consumption. The Bicol River is the eighth largest river in the country, with a total catchment area of 3,770 square kilometers. It encompasses the provinces of Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte and Albay, as well as thirty-three (33) municipalities and three (3) cities. The river spans ninety-four (94) kilometers beginning at Lake Bato and flowing downstream to San Miguel Bay. The Bicol River System is composed of multiple tributaries and three major lakes. However, its area of influence is much larger, stretching about 10,058 square kilometers. The river basin is a vast wetland ecosystem that is responsible for the main water supply Read the rest
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  • Bike Lanes Act

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    An Act to establish and integrate bicycle lanes in the Philippine Transportation system.
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    EXPLANATORY NOTE Mobility is rapidly increasing yet our transportation systems have almost remained the same. It is crucial for the government to work out ways to improve, control and plan transportation in order to improve the people’s welfare. Indeed, our nation’s very roads provide a visual representation of our worsening and intertwined problems such as climate change, air pollution, rising costs of gasoline and other commodities, health problems, and other related social issues. These are most evident when congestion happens during rush hours and heavy rains. This bill seeks to introduce a rather simple approach to our road problems: the promotion of bicycle friendly communities. The increasing use of motorized transport not only leads to road congestion but also to a corresponding increased demand for parking facilities. On the other hand, cycling is far more economical both in terms of direct user costs and public infrastructure costs. Promotion of bicycle use ultimately translates to significantly reduced carbon emissions of the country because the only energy cycling requires is provided directly by the traveler, and Read the rest
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  • Barangay and SK Elections Postponement

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    An Act postponing the barangay and sangguniang kabataan elections to the last Monday of February 2017.
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    EXPLANATORY NOTE The Filipino electorate had just elected national and local officials in the country last May 9, 2016. The synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections are already scheduled to happen after barely five (5) months from the said political exercise pursuant to Republic Act No. 9164. The said law does not give a lot of breathing space to all those who are directly involved in the elections from the COMELEC officials and employees, teachers, members of civic and religious organizations, public officials, and the electorate themselves by holding the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in the same year as the local and national elections. More importantly, the COMELEC must be given ample time to address the several issues raised by stakeholders about the system used in the recently concluded elections. The Barangay, the most fundamental unit of the political system of the Philippines, plays a central role in the formulation, evaluation, and implementation of government policies. It is an effective way of reaching the grassroots and catering to the immediate Read the rest
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  • E – Government

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    An Act establishing the E- Government, defining its powers and functions, appropriating funds therefor, and for other purposes.
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    EXPLANATORY NOTE The government’s commitment to using Information Technology has come a long way from the creation of the National Computer Center in 1971 to the drafting of the E-Government Master Plan in support of the Philippine Digital Strategy during the previous administration. The government ought to fully utilize the newly created Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to integrate Information and Communications Technology development in its departments instead of having agency-specific applications. This bill aims to pave the way for the establishment of effective E-Government plans that create more valuable and meaningful services through interoperability and maximization of resources, which are part of the powers and functions of the DICT. More efficient government services through the E-Government seek to minimize corruption by minimizing the human intervention component in government transactions. The issue of interoperability and harmonization is not solely a technical problem, but also includes many organizational concerns that need to be overcome. This bill is designed to strengthen ICT use in the government in order to Read the rest
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  • Start UP Pilipinas Act

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    “An Act developing, supporting and providing various incentives to innovative start-up entrepreneurs and its investors.”
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    EXPLANATORY NOTE The private sector is a critical driver of economic growth. It generates employment and provides essential goods and services. The start-up industry, for one, is instigating a string of positive effects on the economy at large — encouraging investment, bringing innovation, creating jobs, and building a more vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem. The government plays a crucial role in creating a healthy environment for startups. As enshrined in the Constitution, the State recognizes the indispensable role of the private sector, encourages private enterprise, and provides incentives to needed investments. A thriving start-up ecosystem requires a close collaboration between the public and private sectors. By 2020, the roadmap targets to achieve at least 500 Philippine startups. The continued growth of startups in the country benefits Filipinos who have innate talent for shaping contemporary ideas. This re-filed version of the start-up bill takes inspiration from the Senate bill filed by Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” A. Aquino IV on 30 June 2016. Taking the vision for Philippine start-up further, it proposes online application and processing Read the rest
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  • Responsible Right to Information

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    The right of the people to information on matters of public concern shall be recognized.
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    EXPLANATORY NOTE No less than the 1987 Constitution has recognized every Filipino's right to information. Article III, Section 7 of the Constitution states: The right of the people to information on matters of public concern shall be recognized. Access to official records, and to documents and papers pertaining to official acts, transactions, or decisions, as well as to government research data used as basis for policy development, shall be afforded the citizen, subject to such limitations as may be provided by law The People's Responsible Right to Information Bill is one such major step in actualizing this constitutional provision to enable citizens to access information in areas of public concern. Indeed, the free and open exchange of information in a democracy is necessary to enhance the transparency and accountability in government official acts, transactions, and decisions. The Supreme Court in a series of its decisions has consistently upheld the right to information by every citizen. Speaking in the landmark case of Valmonte vs. Belmonte, the Court held that "Open dialogue can be Read the rest
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  • Anti Discrimination Act of 2016

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    An Act prohibiting discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, race, religion or belief, sex or gender or sexual orientation, language, disability, educational attainment and other forms of discrimination
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    EXPLANATORY NOTE The fundamental human rights are well-enshrined in the 1987 Philippine Constitution. The State values the dignity of every human person and guarantees full respect for human rights. 1 Oppression, maltreatment, and discrimination have no place in a civilized nation. More often than not, the hapless victims are left with an almost indelible scar and emotional trauma on their consciousness as a human being. The framers of the Constitution put in place provisions that would safeguard the citizen’s rights and liberties. Every citizen has now a bundle of rights which must be upheld and respected by all and no less than the supreme law of the land demand of this treatment. As a matter of policy, the State should always apply the law equally to all persons. The equal protection clause 2 , according to an eminent constitutionalist, is the specific constitutional guarantee of the equality of the person. 3 This clause requires that laws operate equally and Read the rest
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  • Establishment of a Women’s and Children’s Hospital in the City of Naga

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    An Act providing for the establishment of a women’s and children’s hospital in the municipality of Pamplona in the Province of Camarines Sur, to be known as the Bicol women’s and children’s hospital.
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    EXPLANATORY NOTE The reason for this is that the provincial hospital then located in the Municipality of Naga which later on became a city, was converted into a regional hospital and then into the Bicol Medical Center (BMC). But the Bicol Medical Center (BMC) as it stands today for the various services it has to offer, has only three hundred (300) bed capacity in its main buildings in Naga City which are earmarked among others for Internal Medicine, Obstetrics (OB), Gynecology (Gyne), Pediatrics, Surgery, Orthopedics, Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat (EENT), Dialysis Unit, Physical Therapy Services and Diagnostic Laboratory Facilities. The Bicol Medical Center itself needs expansion in terms of bed capacity, equipment and professional personnel. It should be highlighted that one of the biggest gaps in the province of Camarines Sur in terms of health care is the Obstetrics, Gynecology and Pediatrics needs of the province of Camarines Sur with thirty-five (35) municipalities Read the rest
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  • Digital Technology in the Public Education System

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    An Act Institutionalizing the use of Digital Technology in the public education system.
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    EXPLANATORY NOTE Much has been accomplished to incorporate digital technology into public schools throughout the Philippines. From providing personal computers in order to promote and support computer literacy, the State is henceforth progressing towards the use of Information and Communications Technology and its various components in order to upgrade and modernize the educational system, to enhance the quality of education and to achieve equity in the acquisition of skills among all students. There is therefore a need to address the varying number, age, accessibility to and use of computers and other technology in different districts and schools. Much remains to be done including a systematic upgrading and replacing of outdated digital technology, providing the professional development needed to enable educators to use such digital technology more effectively in the classroom and providing the technical and informational support to maintain and enhance the prevailing systems. Laying down the foundation for the effective institutionalization of the use of digital technology in public education has never been more important and necessary. For example, efficient resource mobilization and Read the rest
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  • Free Irrigation Reform and Restructuring Act 2016

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    An act creating a streamlined national irrigation development program, abolishing the irrigation service fees, renaming the national irrigation administration to the national irrigation development administration.
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    EXPLANATORY NOTE In a report on the state of Philippine agriculture, the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture said that the programs of the department for this new administration will focus on (1) staple food commodities to ensure food security and (2) high value crops to generate jobs and foreign earnings. To quote the report, "to achieve food sufficiency and maximum productivity in the country, the Department of Agriculture under President Rody Duterte must undertake the implementation of the basic foundations of a sound agriculture and fisheries program." At the core of this national program is the Rice Productivity Enhancement (RIPE) program which calls for a thorough review of the country’s water management and irrigation policies, among others. There is thus a need to revisit the irrigation component in our agricultural sector. The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) was created by law in 1963 principally to address the needs of the irrigation age and to investigate and study all available and possible water Read the rest
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  • Constitutional Convention Act of 2016

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    An Act to promote the production of aromatic rice and fancy rice varieties and to authorize the exportation thereof.
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    EXPLANATORY NOTE Article XVII of the Philippine Constitution provides: Section 1. Any amendment to, or revision of, this Constitution may be proposed by: (1) The Congress, upon a vote of three-fourths of all its members; or (2) a constitutional convention Section 2. Amendments to this Constitution may likewise be directly proposed by the people through initiative upon a petition of at least twelve per centum of the total number of registered voters, of which every legislative district must be represented by at least three per centum of the registered voters therein. No amendment under this section shall be authorized within five years following the ratification of this Constitution nor oftener than once every five years thereafter. The Congress shall provide for the implementation of the exercise of this right. Section 3. The Congress may, by a vote of two-thirds of all its members, call a constitutional convention, or by a majority vote of all its Members, submit to the electorate the question of calling such a convention. The Read the rest
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  • Drug Rehabilitation Center in the Municipality of Pili

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    This bill seeks to establish a drug rehabilitation center in the Municipality of Libmanan, in the Province of Camarines Sur.
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    EXPLANATORY NOTE The problem of drug addiction has already become prevalent not only in Metro Manila but also in provinces and other highly-urbanized areas of the country. Moreover,the incidence of crime, particularly drug-related crimes, is increasing all over the country. Citizens are continuously being victimized by these dangerous substances, either as users or victims of crimes committed by users. It is the duty of the State to provide rehabilitation for those hooked on these dangerous substances. The drug victims are in dire need of immediate rehabilitative assistance. Their welfare is often overlooked because most of our efforts are focused on nabbing the pushers and perpetrators. The establishment of the Camarines Sur Drug Rehabilitation Center is imperative in order to address drug-related problems within the area of Camarines Sur. It is this facility that people involved in and affected by drug-related problems will be given the opportunity to reform and be brought back to society’s fold. Considering the merits of this Bill, its early approval is earnestly requested. Read the rest
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  • Specialized National School for the Physically Handicapped

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    An act establishing a specialized national school for the physically handicapped in the municipality of Libmanan, Province of Camarines Sur.
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    EXPLANATORY NOTE Throughout the Bicol Region there is a dearth of specialized educational institution exclusively serving the needs of the physically handicapped. While some attempts have been made by civic and religious organizations to set up some training facilities for the deaf, and the blind, such attempts have been at best ad hoc, irregular, and if continuing in isolated places, the facilities are inadequate. It is therefore the intention of this bill to provide permanent and adequate educational facilities to service the training and education required by the physically handicapped by providing for the establishment of a specialized institution for the physically handicapped in the Municipality of Libmanan, Province of Camarines Sur. This school can initially serve as the institution under whose auspices the physically handicapped can go to. As a pilot project, our educators can learn from the experiences to be gained from the operation and conduct of this school which can later on be utilized as a model for starting other similar schools not only Read the rest
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  • Philippine Film and Television Tourism Act of 2016

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    An act establishing a framework for film and television tourism in the Philippines, providing tax incentives, marketing the industry globally and providing employment for the sector and for other purposes.
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    EXPLANATORY NOTE There is an observable growing phenomenon of increased tourist visits to destinations being featured on television, video or the cinema screen. In their research entitled “Promoting Destinations via Film Tourism: An Empirical Identification of Supporting Marketing Initiatives” published in May 2006 in the Journal of Travel Research, Simon Hudson and J.R. Brent Ritchie cited increased tourist arrivals in destinations where famous films took place. The article cited as an example the Wallace Monument in Scotland which saw a 300% increase in visitors a year after the movie “Braveheart” was filmed which starred Mel Gibson in 1995. Other examples of increased tourist arrivals in film locations include: Steel Magnolia in Louisiana, Harry Potter in various locations in U.K., Mission Impossible 2 in the National Parks in Sydney, Last of the Mohicans in Chimney Rock Park, North Carolina, The Fugitive Dillsboro in North Carolina, Little Women Orchard House in Concord, Massachusetts, Bull Durham in North Carolina, and Read the rest
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  • Libreng Pananghalian sa Pampublikong Paaralan Act

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    An act instituting a free nutri-meals program to children enrolled in all elementary schools including kindergarten and high schools in the K-12 public education sector.
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    EXPLANATORY NOTE A study conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute shows malnutrition is prevalent in Filipino children 1 . Results showed that 15.9% or two out of ten children from 0 to 47 months old were born with low birth weight or were less than 5.5 lbs. 2 The results also showed that 20.2% of children in this category were underweight, while 33.6% were stunted or had lower heights for their age. 7.3% of the children suffered from acute malnutrition. 3 In the five to ten years old category, results were much higher. 32% of children in this category were underweight while 33.6% had low heights for their age. The percentage of children suffering acute malnutrition was 8.5%. 4 Without a doubt, proper nutrition is necessary to have a fulfilling and healthy life. High malnutrition levels lead to development issues and an increase in poverty in regions like the Philippines. 5 According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, due to Read the rest
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  • Protection of Watersheds Supporting the NIS Act

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    An Act for the protection, conservation and rehabilitation of watersheds supporting the national irrigation system (NIS) to ensure continuous supply of water for agricultural production and self-sufficiency in food and providing funds for the purpose.
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    EXPLANATORY NOTE Watersheds are known to support life in all forms in the habitats that are found within them from the lush vegetation in forests to the microorganisms that belong in the narrowest of streams all the way to bigger bodies of water which the collected water channels into. The critical benefits that human beings derive from watersheds are undeniable especially in an agricultural country with abundant river systems like the Philippines. The water may be redirected to irrigate farmlands or be accessed through more modern urban waterworks for consumption and various other forms of utilization. For example, the Magat Watershed in Isabela plays an important role in supplying water for irrigation requirements of vast areas of rice lands in Luzon and the hydropower supply for this region as well. Another example would be the Manupali Watershed that traverses the upper part of the Pulangui River Basin that drains water to the Read the rest
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  • First 1,000 Days Act

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    An Act to protect Filipino mothers and their children from malnutrition by establishing a maternal and child health care program in every barangay appropriating funds for the purpose.
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    EXPLANATORY NOTE The Philippines has made significant strides in putting in place a holistic and institutionalized approach in ensuring the overall well-being of mothers and their children. In fact, within the last seven years alone, Congress has legislated laws that seek to comprehensively improve the lives of women and their children. . The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act which guarantees universal access to methods on contraception, fertility control, sexual education, and maternal care was passed in 2012 1 .The Expanded Breastfeeding Promotion Act was passed in 2009 2 . The Mandatory Infants and Children Health Immunization Act was passed in 2010 3 . Despite these pieces of legislation and other interventions devised by the national government, the Philippines still fell short in achieving the erstwhile Millennium Development Goal 4 especially those pertinent to reducing maternal casualty and death in childbirth 5 . In fact, the UNFPA Philippines published that the country’s goal of achieving its target in terms Read the rest
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  • Philippine Independent Film Incentives Act

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    An Act supporting the production of Philippine independent films by providing incentives to filmmakers who are given honors in notable international film competitions.
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    EXPLANATORY NOTE More than a source of entertainment, our locally produced films are a mirror of the society. How we grow as a nation is essentially reflected by our local films. More importantly, the Filipino movie industry is a potent tool for educating the public and is likewise a catalyst for public opinion. Films are part and parcel of our heritage. They are what the 1987 Constitution recognizes as the nation’s artistic and historic wealth. This is one reason why the fundamental law provided in Article XIV, Section 14 that “The State shall foster the preservation, enrichment, and dynamic evolution of a Filipino national culture based on the principle of unity in diversity in a climate of free artistic and intellectual expression.” In the same vein, the succeeding section provides “Arts and letters shall enjoy the patronage of the State. The State shall conserve, promote, and popularize the nation’s historical and cultural heritage and resources, as well as artistic creations.” These tenets are the Read the rest
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  • Barangay Health Workers and Services Reform Act of 2016

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    An Act to improve and to promote quality delivery of health services in barangays, enacting the “barangay health workers and services reform Act of 2016”
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    EXPLANATORY NOTE Primary health care, being one of the top health campaigns of our government, relies heavily on barangay initiatives and community participation. In order to address the basic health necessities given the limited resources, our local government units count on Barangay Health Workers, also known as Barangay Health Volunteers, who are accredited to function as such by the local health board in accordance with the guidelines promulgated by the Department of Health 1 . With the ever increasing growth rate of our population, our Barangay Health Workers are truly indispensable in the delivery and promotion of the basic healthcare services in local communities. They are always in the frontline of providing maternal, newborn and child health care in the neighborhood. They also act as health educators and community organizersin order to effectively promote the health awareness campaigns by the government down to the smallest unit of our society – the family. Undeniably, the nature of their work is full-time. Despite the Read the rest
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  • Handloom Weaving Training Center

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    An Act to establish a handloom weaving training center for natural and synthetic fibers in the municipality of Minalabac, Province of Camarines Sur.
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    EXPLANATORY NOTE Weaving was originally used, with the aid of a loom to make cloth. And it has since been applied to the making of matting and braids. Special looms were also designed for tapestry weaving, and end products of which are very expensive items. With patience and skill, exquisite fabrics could be spun and woven through handloom equipment, using natural fibers. With the availability of threads and yarns from synthetic fibers, looms have also been used with synthetic fiber materials, with remarkable success. Because handloom weaving has very great economic potential which has been tested for countless years, its promotion as a livelihood project for our rural folk must perforce receive continuing government encouragement. Hand loomed products have also become works of art to the extent that they reflect traditional cultural patterns and native ingenuity. Some outputs of hand loomed artistry have even become collectors’ items. In many parts of the country, handloom weaving is very prevalent, although they remain crude. With proper Read the rest
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  • Establishing Floriculture Gardens

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    An Act establishing a Floriculture garden in every municipality of the Province of Camarines Sur, allocating funds therefor, and for other purposes.
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    EXPLANATORY NOTE Its activities encompass, but are not limited to the growing of various and specialize species or varieties of flowering or ornamental plants, flower seeds, seedlings or cuttings; nursery operations; tissue culture propagation; post-harvest handling and storage; and marketing or market assistance. People engaged in the flower growing or ornamental horticulture sector usually do the work of growing and harvesting not only of flowers, but also of foliage and essential oil crops; managing and maintaining either field-based or controlled growing environments; and post-harvest treatment and production of plant products. In the Philippines, the floriculture industry could be transformed into a sunshine industry, with great export market potential. If our country can more fully develop its floriculture industry, it can capture a significant portion of the world market. It is therefore the intent of this bill to establish local floriculture gardens that will serve as initial core training and research facilities and experimental plant stations with capabilities to disperse and distribute planting materials which are Read the rest
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  • Establishing a Community Orchard

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    An Act establishing a community orchard in every city or municipality of every province of the Philippines, allocating funds therefor, and for other purposes.
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    EXPLANATORY NOTE Beyond aesthetic value, they can provide shade, prevent soil erosion, and provide a source of food that can be used simply by the household or sold or even turned into a full-scale enterprise. By providing a very localized access to technology and training, as well as the seeds and seedlings to grow fruit-bearing trees and plants, there is an opportunity for the local population to engage in enterprise and contribute to the strategy of the National Government to create an additional six million jobs in the agricultural sector in the next six years. Moreover, in the Philippines, the fruits industry could be transformed into a booming industry, with great domestic as well as export market potential. It is therefore the intent of this bill to establish local community orchards that will serve as initial core training and research facilities and experimental plant stations with capabilities to disperse and distribute planting materials which are all designed to spark interest in the growth, Read the rest
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  • Promotion and Exportation of Aromatic and Fancy Rice

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    An Act to promote the production of aromatic rice and fancy rice varieties and to authorize the exportation thereof.
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    EXPLANATORY NOTE Despite the need to provide for increasing local demand for rice, local rice farmers and producers are also able to tap a huge export market for certain varieties of rice, particularly that of the aromatic and fancy kind, which are highly favored internationally in making specialty rice cuisine. Whereas, in the past exportation of rice has been severely regulated, there have arisen opportunities to earn and establish ourselves in the international market for specialty rice that warrant a change of policy. The growing popularity of aromatic rice dishes, not only in Asia and the Middle East but also in the United States, Canada and Europe, has sparked demand for the Jasmine rice of Thailand, the Basmati varieties of India and Pakistan, and other varieties and grades which provide a natural aroma when cooked, such as those already locally developed. By supporting local production of such aromatic and fancy rice varieties and authorizing their exportation, the National Government can help set the Philippines again as a major Read the rest
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  • Tinalmud National High School

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    An Act converting the Tinalmud High School in Barangay Tinalmud, municipality of Pasacao, province of Camarines Sur into a national high school to be known as Tinalmud National High School.
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    EXPLANATORY NOTE Education is the key that allows people to move up in the world, seek better jobs, and ultimately succeed fully in life. Education is very important, and no one should be deprived of it. The Constitution mandates the State to protect and promote the right of all citizens to quality education at all levels and to take appropriate steps to make such education accessible to all. This bill seeks to convert the Tinalmud High School into the Tinalmud National High School with the end view of promoting quality education as envisioned by the Constitution as the Municipality of Pasacao does not have sufficient funds to support the needs of the school and its students. Due to this situation, the school and its students are currently suffering form lack of facilities, materials and qualified faculty. There is an urgent need, therefore, to pass the burden to the national government if only to pursue the constitutional mandate Read the rest
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  • Pasacao National High School

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    An Act converting the Pasacao Municipal High School in barangay Sta. Rosa Del Norte, municipality of Pasacao, Province of Camarines Sur into a national high school to be known as Pasacao National High School.
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    EXPLANATORY NOTE Education is the key that allows people to move up in the world, seek better jobs, and ultimately succeed fully in life. Education is very important, and no one should be deprived of it. The Constitution mandates the State to protect and promote the right of all citizens to quality education at all levels and to take appropriate steps to make such education accessible to all. This bill seeks to convert the Pasacao Municipal High School into the Pasacao National High School with the end view of promoting quality education as envisioned by the Constitution as the Municipality of Pasacao does not have sufficient funds to support the needs of the school and its students. Due to this situation, the school and its students are currently suffering form lack of facilities, materials and qualified faculty. There is an urgent need, therefore, to pass the burden to the national government if only Read the rest
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  • Maragñi National High School

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    An Act separating the Lupi National High School – Maragñi annex in barangay Maragñi, municipality of Lupi, from the the Lupi National High School, converting it into an independent national high school.
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    EXPLANATORY NOTE For years, the Lupi National High School – Maragñi Annex operates under the supervision and administration of the Lupi National High School. This Bill proposes to separate the Lupi National High School – Maragñi Annex from the Lupi National High School and to convert the same into a national high school to be known as the Maragñi National High School, in Barangay Maragñi, Lupi, Camarines Sur. As a separate and distinct learning institution, the Maragñi National High School would enable its administration to be more responsive to the needs of its resident students as well as to improve the quality of education it offers. Hence, immediate approval of this bill is earnestly, sought. LUIS RAYMUND F. VILLAFUERTE, JR. Read the rest
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  • Dalipay National High School

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    An Act converting the Dalipay High School in Barangay Dalipay, municipality of Milaor, Province of Camarines Sur into a national high school to be known as Dalipay National High School.
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    EXPLANATORY NOTE Education is the key that allows people to move up in the world, seek better jobs, and ultimately succeed fully in life. Education is very important, and no one should be deprived of it. The Constitution mandates the State to protect and promote the right of all citizens to quality education at all levels and to take appropriate steps to make such education accessible to all. This bill seeks to convert the Dalipay High School into the Dalipay National High School with the end view of promoting quality education as envisioned by the Constitution as the Municipality of Milaor does not have sufficient funds to support the needs of the school and its students. Due to this situation, the school and its students are currently suffering form lack of facilities, materials and qualified faculty. There is an urgent need, therefore, to pass the burden to the national government if only to pursue the constitutional mandate Read the rest
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  • San Antonio National High School

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    An Act converting the San Antonio High School in Barangay San Antonio, Municipality of Milaor, Province of Camarines Sur into a National High School to be known as San Antonio National High School.
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    EXPLANATORY NOTE Education is the key that allows people to move up in the world, seek better jobs, and ultimately succeed fully in life. Education is very important, and no one should be deprived of it. The Constitution mandates the State to protect and promote the right of all citizens to quality education at all levels and to take appropriate steps to make such education accessible to all. This bill seeks to convert the San Antonio High School into the San Antonio National High School with the end view of promoting quality education as envisioned by the Constitution as the Municipality of Milaor does not have sufficient funds to support the needs of the school and its students. Due to this situation, the school and its students are currently suffering form lack of facilities, materials and qualified faculty. There is an urgent need, therefore, to pass the burden to the national government if only Read the rest
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  • Bagolatao National High School

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    An Act separating the Villamayor National High School – Bagolatao annex from the Villamayor National High School, converting it into an independent National high school.
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    EXPLANATORY NOTE For years, the Villamayor National High School – Bagolatao Annex operates under the supervision and administration of the Villamayor National High School. This Bill proposes to separate the Villamayor National High School – Bagolatao Annex from the Villamayor National High School and to convert the same into a national high school to be known as the Bagolatao National High School, in Barangay Bagolatao, Minalabac, Camarines Sur. As a separate and distinct learning institution, the Bagolatao National High School would enable its administration to be more responsive to the needs of its resident students as well as to improve the quality of education it offers. Hence, immediate approval of this bill is earnestly, sought. LUIS RAYMUND F. VILLAFUERTE, JR. Read the rest
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  • Capucnasan National High School

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    An Act converting the Capucnasan high school in barangay Capucnasan, municipality of Milaor, Province of Camarines Sur into a national high school.
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    EXPLANATORY NOTE Education is the key that allows people to move up in the world, seek better jobs, and ultimately succeed fully in life. Education is very important, and no one should be deprived of it. The Constitution mandates the State to protect and promote the right of all citizens to quality education at all levels and to take appropriate steps to make such education accessible to all. This bill seeks to convert the Capucnasan High School into the Capucnasan National High School with the end view of promoting quality education as envisioned by the Constitution as the Municipality of Milaor does not have sufficient funds to support the needs of the school and its students. Due to this situation, the school and its students are currently suffering form lack of facilities, materials and qualified faculty. There is an urgent need, therefore, to pass the burden to the national government if only to pursue the constitutional mandate of promoting the right of citizens to quality Read the rest
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  • Pamukid National Science Hiigh School

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    An Act converting the Pamukid National High School in barangay Pamukid, municipality of San Fernando, into a national science high school to be known as Pamukid National Science High School.
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    EXPLANATORY NOTE It is significant that our Constitution recognizes the role of the youth in nation building, and underscores the importance of education in promoting total human liberation and development. The State exerts much effort in providing education to its youth for in its hands are our future shaped. It is also important to note that science and technology are recognized by the Constitution as building blocks in the attainment of our goals. Today, science and technology are an indispensable part of the curriculum. This bill seeks to convert the Pamukid National High School into the Pamukid National Science High School, pursuant to Section 17, Article II of the Constitution, that provides thus: "The State shall give priority to education, science and technology, arts, culture, and sports to foster patriotism and nationalism, accelerate social progress, and promote total human liberation and development." This bill aims to call upon the State to make this specialized education accessible to Read the rest
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  • Calabnigan National High School

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    An Act separating the San Isidro National High School – Calabnigan annex in Carangay Calabnigan, Libmanan, Province of Camarines Sur from the San Isidro National High School, converting it into an independent national high school.
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    EXPLANATORY NOTE For years, the San Isidro National High School – Calabnigan Annex operates under the supervision and administration of the San Isidro National High School. This Bill proposes to separate the San Isidro National High School – Calabnigan Annex from the San Isidro National High School and to convert the same into a national high school to be known as the Calabnigan National High School, in Barangay Calabnigan, in the Municipality of Libmanan, Camarines Sur. As a separate and distinct learning institution, the Calabnigan National High School would enable its administration to be more responsive to the needs of its resident students as well as to improve the quality of education it offers. Hence, immediate approval of this bill is earnestly, sought. LUIS RAYMUND F. VILLAFUERTE, JR. Read the rest
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  • San Isidro-Bahao National Road

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    An Act converting the road network connecting Barangay San Isidro in the municipality of Libmanan and Barangay Bahao also in the municipality of Libmanan into a national road.
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    EXPLANATORY NOTE This Bill seeks to convert the road network connecting Barangay San Isidro in the Municipality of Libmanan to the Boundary of Barangay Barcelonita in the Municpality of Cabusao in Camarines Sur, into a National Road. Such road network herein proposed to be converted into a National Road is strategically connected to the economic centers within the Province of Camarines Sur and the Bicol Region and is vital to accelerate development and increase economic activity within the Second District primarily, and the entire Camarines Sur and the Bicol Region as a whole. The conversion of the said road network will facilitate faster and efficient transportation of basic goods and the delivery of necessary services. It is projected that such road conversion shall promote livelihood opportunities, encourage competitive flow of investment, and ultimately enhance the economic and social living conditions not just of the people living along such roads, but in the arterial secondary and tertiary roads that lead Read the rest
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  • Libmanan-Cabusao National Road

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    An Act converting the road network connecting Barangay San Isidro in the municipality of Libmanan and Barangay Barcelonita in the municipality of Cabusao into a national road.
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    EXPLANATORY NOTE This Bill seeks to convert the road network connecting Barangay San Isidro in the Municipality of Libmanan to the Boundary of Barangay Barcelonita in the Municpality of Cabusao in Camarines Sur, into a National Road. Such road network herein proposed to be converted into a National Road is strategically connected to the economic centers within the Province of Camarines Sur and the Bicol Region and is vital to accelerate development and increase economic activity within the Second District primarily, and the entire Camarines Sur and the Bicol Region as a whole. The conversion of the said road network will facilitate faster and efficient transportation of basic goods and the delivery of necessary services. It is projected that such road conversion shall promote livelihood opportunities, encourage competitive flow of investment, and ultimately enhance the economic and social living conditions not just of the people living along such roads, but in the arterial secondary and tertiary roads that lead to Read the rest
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  • Handong-Bridge 1 National Road

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    An Act converting the road network connecting Barangay Handong in the municipality of Libmanan and Barangay Bridge 1 also in the municipality of Libmanan into a national road.
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    EXPLANATORY NOTE This Bill seeks to convert the road network connecting Barangay Handong in the Municipality of Libmanan to the Boundary of Barangay Bridge 1, also within the Municipality of Libmanan into a National Road. Such road network herein proposed to be converted into a National Road is strategically connected to the economic centers within the Province of Camarines Sur and the Bicol Region and is vital to accelerate development and increase economic activity within the Second District primarily, and the entire Camarines Sur and the Bicol Region as a whole. The conversion of the said road network will facilitate faster and efficient transportation of basic goods and the delivery of necessary services. It is projected that such road conversion shall promote livelihood opportunities, encourage competitive flow of investment, and ultimately enhance the economic and social living conditions not just of the people living along such roads, but in the arterial secondary and tertiary roads that lead to it. Read the rest
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  • San Fernando-Bula National Road

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    An Act converting the road network connecting Barangay Grijalvo in the municipality of San Fernando and the boundary of the municipality of Bula, which is part of the pan Philippine highway into a national road.
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    EXPLANATORY NOTE This Bill seeks to convert the road network connecting Barangay Grijalvo in the Municipality of San Fernando to the Boundary of the Municpality of Bula in Camarines Sur, which is part of the Pan-Philippine Highway, into a National Road. Such road network herein proposed to be converted into a National Road is strategically connected to the economic centers within the Province of Camarines Sur and the Bicol Region and is vital to accelerate development and increase economic activity within the Second District primarily, and the entire Camarines Sur and the Bicol Region as a whole. The conversion of the said road network will facilitate faster and efficient transportation of basic goods and the delivery of necessary services. It is projected that such road conversion shall promote livelihood opportunities, encourage competitive flow of investment, and ultimately enhance the economic and social living conditions not just of the people living along such Read the rest
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