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Romero files 101 House bills in the first week

/ 05:41 PM July 17, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — With an initial salvo of 101 bills, Rep. Mikee Romero has clearly laid out the legislative agenda of the 1-PACMAN Party-list in the 18th Congress: solutions to poverty and specific reforms in sports, the economy, telecommunications, information technology, and health services.

In the 17th Congress, Romero said he filed the most number of measures with about 500 House Bills and Resolutions.

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“Twenty-six of my House Bills were made into law. That is slightly more than 10% of total bills that became 250 new republic acts in the 17th Congress,” Romero said.

Romero filed bills that became the laws. Here are some of the most notable:

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  1. RA11203: Rice Tariffication Act
  2. RA11211: New Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Act
  3. RA11213: Tax Amnesty Law
  4. RA11214: Philippine Sports Training Center Act
  5. RA11223: Universal Health Care Act
  6. RA11310: Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) Act

The congressman said he will strive to exceed that legislative performance over the next three years.

Among the anti-poverty bills, Romero has specific measures on generic medicines, unconditional cash transfers, food safety, consumer rights, urban housing, socialized housing, community mortgage, farm mechanization and farms financing.

On telecommunications and information technology, the Romero bills tackle broadband services, Data privacy, call center workforce rights, social media regulation, and telecoms sector reforms, among others.

Romero is continuing his push for a Department of Sports, improved funding for the Philippine Sports Commission, creation of a medical tourism authority, improvements in the National Youth Commission, and promotions for athletes in military service who earn podium medals in international sports competitions.

“Sa pamamagitan ng mga panukalang batas na ito, nais nating guminhawa ang buhay ng mga Pilipino at maglatag ng mga reporma na makikinabang ang mga ordinaryong Pilipino,” Romero said.

Romero is also president of the 54-member Party-list Coalition until 2022. /muf

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