ANG NARS PARTYLIST LEGISLATIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS


In the 16th Congress, ANG NARS Party-list takes pride in its legislative accomplishments and other milestones in its 3 years stint as the representative of nurses, health workers and health of every Filipino.

  • Filed a total of twenty-Six (26) House Measures: Fourteen (14) House Bills and Twelve (12) House Resolutions
  • Sponsored One (1) House Bill passed into Law
  • Co-authored Five (5) House Bills passed into Law
  • Co-authored Thirty-Four (34) House Measure: Twenty-Eight (28) House Bills and Six (6) House Resolutions

HOUSE BILLS FILED

  • HB 149 – People’s Freedom of Information Act
    The bill promotes the right of the people to information held by government, and introduces mechanisms for better citizen access to information.
  • HB 150 – Whistleblower Act
    The bill ensures the full protection and security of whistleblowers against any form of retaliation or ostracism and establishes a rewards and benefits system to ensure their livelihood and welfare.
  • HB 152Security of Tenure for Government Employees
    The bill provides for security of tenure for all non – regular employees of the government who have rendered at least two (2) years of continuous service
  • HB 153Civil Service Code of the Philippines
    The bill codifies all laws and relevant issuances governing the civil service into a single, comprehensive statute and updates civil service laws and issuances to address present needs.
  • HB 2740The Picture-Based Health Warning Law
    This was already passed into Law on July 15, 2014 by virtue of Republic Act. No 10643 otherwise known as the “The Graphic Health Warnings Law”. The Act mandates graphic health warnings in 50% of the bottom portion of tobacco product packaging.
  • HB 3511 – Plastic Bag Regulation Act 
    This bill prohibits a point-of-sale store from providing plastic bags to consumers for the purpose of carrying or transporting items or products purchased and promotes the use of native reusable bags and bags made with recycled materials.
  • HB 3925 – Community Health Workers and Services Reform Act
    This proposed measure seeks to repeal Republic Act 7883 entitled, “Barangay Health Workers Benefits and Incentives Act of 1995” in order to make Community Health Workers (Barangay Health Worker, Barangay Nutrition Scholar, Barangay Supply Point Officers or Population Officers, Sanitary Inspectors or Environmental Health Officers) as key players towards the attainment of inclusive economic growth through sustainable human development. Further, the bill provides for a health team ratio proportionate to the population of the barangay/s and identifies the independent and assistive duties of the Community Health Workers; mandates Salary Grade “1” to be the entry level pay of a CHW and entitles the same to statutory benefits, as well as the same incentives and benefits provided for in Republic Act 7305 entitled, “Magna Carta for Public Health Workers”.
  • HB 4352 – The Philippine GMO Labeling and Regulation Act, The Right-to-Know Act
    The bill mandates for the mandatory regulation of GMO infused products through appropriate labeling.9. HB 4724 – Anti-Discrimination in Employment Act
    The bill prohibits and penalizes the discrimination on the employment of any individual on account of age, gender, religion, ethnicity, sexual preferences, political and ideological affiliation and physical attributes.
  • HB 4975 – Strengthening Health Promotion in the Philippines
    The bill establishes Health Promotion Commission and a Health Promotion Fund to develop and implement a strategic framework of Health Promotion in the Philippines.
  • HB 5321 – National Cancer Care, Research, and Development Authority
    The bill establishes a National Cancer Care, Research, and Development Authority to be the specialized multidisciplinary and comprehensive cancer research and development; and the national referral and coordinating center for cancer patients;
  • HB 5589 – Strengthening The Inter-agency Committee-Tobacco (IAC-Tobacco) 
    The bill promotes compliance with the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control by protecting the Inter-Agency Tobacco Members From Tobacco Industry Interference.
  • HB 5673 – Communication and Information Accessibility to Deaf and Hard of Hearing 
    The bill mandates communication accessibility to the deaf and hard of hearing for equal access to goods, services and facilities and that inclusive education programs be designed to take into consideration the needs of the deaf and hard of hearing.
  • HB 151 – The Comprehensive Nursing Law which I filed on the 1st day of the 16th Congress.
    This bill will set the minimum base pay for entry level nurses at Salary Grade 15 (Php 26,192 per month) both in private and public institutions. The bill will also generate employment for nurses and will provide accessible healthcare services to more Filipinos through its provision of “Nurse in every barangay, schools and industrial establishment”. The CNL will institutionalize precarious work as a violation of this act and will penalize violators of such with stricter penalties including suspension or revocation of license to operate. It will also penalize the managing partners, president, director/s, manager who has committed or consented such violations.

HOUSE RESOLUTIONS FILED

  • HR 819 – A resolution directing the Committee on Government Enterprises and Privatization to investigate, in aid of legislation, the Privatization, Corporatization or Modernization of Public Hospitals, such as its infrastructures, facilities, Health Human Resource, operation and maintenance in relation to R.A. 6957, as amended by R.A. 7718, entitled “An Act authorizing the financing, construction, operation, and maintenance of infrastructure projects by the private sector, and for other purposes”, and other related laws.1. HR 819 – A resolution directing the Committee on Government Enterprises and Privatization to investigate, in aid of legislation, the Privatization, Corporatization or Modernization of Public Hospitals, such as its infrastructures, facilities, Health Human Resource, operation and maintenance in relation to R.A. 6957, as amended by R.A. 7718, entitled “An Act authorizing the financing, construction, operation, and maintenance of infrastructure projects by the private sector, and for other purposes”, and other related laws.
  • HR 931 – A resolution directing the Committee on Local Government and the Committee on Health to jointly investigate, in aid of legislation, the impacts and consequences of the devolution on Health Care Delivery System.
  • HR 1431 – A resolution directing the Committee on Overseas Workers Affairs to investigate, in aid of legislation, the precarious condition and rights of our Overseas Filipino Workers in Libya and the possible violation on their rights during their recent evacuation towards development of Comprehensive Standards Protocol on Repatriation and/or evacuation.
  • HR 1525 – A resolution directing the Committee on Ecology to investigate, in aid of legislation, the unlawful importation of fifty container vans filled with mixed wastes and garbage from Canada
  • HR 1777– A resolution urging the Committee on Ecology to investigate, in aid of legislation, on the status and implementation of RA 9003, also known as the “Ecological Solid Waste Management of 2000”
  • HR 1786 – A resolution directing the House Committee on Civil Service and Professional Regulation to conduct an inquiry, evaluation and assessment, in the exercise of its oversight function, in the implementation of Republic Act 9173, entitled “Philippine Nursing Act of 2002”
  • HR 2111 – A resolution directing the House Committee on Labor and Employment to conduct an immediate inquiry, in aid of legislation, on labor law violations of Kentex Manufacturing Corporation in the light of the deadly fire that gutted its manufacturing facility last May 13, 20158. HR 2230 – A resolution directing the Committee on Overseas Workers Affairs to investigate, in aid of legislation, what is known as the “Recto University” where documents are forged in open-view, unabated and which is in relation to the alarming situation whereby a number of overseas worker applicants and/or representatives from the recruitment industry submit fake credentials to facilitate employment abroad of our citizens to the detriment of the majority of our hardworking and dedicated workers overseas
  • HR 2242 – A resolution supplemental to HR 1525 directing the Committee on Ecology to investigate, in aid of legislation, the subsequent additional unlawful entry/importation of mixed household wastes and garbage from foreign country
  • HR 2264 – A resolution directing the Committee on Health and Committee on Good Governance and Public Accountability for a Congressional Inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the conduct of the May 16, 2014 DOH Central Office Bids and Awards Committee (COBAC) on Larvicide-Rebid
  • HR 2301 – A resolution directing the Committee on Overseas Workers Affairs to investigate, in aid of legislation, the process, conduct, integrity, effectiveness, and usefulness of Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar, Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar, Comprehensive Pre-Departure Education Program, TESDA “NC” II Assessment and Training for Household Service Workers, the legality of exaction of fees and others towards the development of a Standard Manual on the pre-requisite conditions and protection mechanisms of overseas employment
  • HR 2481 – A resolution directing the Committee on Government Enterprises and Privatization to investigate, in aid of legislation, the PhilHealth Shares in Healthcare Facilities towards the development of a Joint Comprehensive Protocol on the Pooling and Distribution of PhilHealth Reimbursements

SPONSORED BILL PASSED INTO LAW

  • Republic Act (RA) 10643 – Graphic Health Warnings Law (HB 2740) An Act to effectively instill health consciousness through graphic health warnings on tobacco products

CO-AUTHORED BILLS PASSED INTO LAW

  • Republic Act (RA) 10635 – Establishing The Maritime Industry Authority ( M A R I N A)1. Republic Act (RA) 10635 – Establishing The Maritime Industry Authority ( M A R I N A)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, as amended, and international agreements or covenents related thereto
  • Republic Act (RA) 10645 – Mandatory PhilHealth Coverage for All Senior CitizensAn Act providing for the mandatory PhilHealth Coverage for all senior citizens, amending for the purpose Republic Act No. 7432, as amended by Republic Act No. 9994, otherwise known as the “expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010”
  • Republic Act (RA) 10647 – Ladderized Education Act of 2014An Act strengthening the Ladderized Interface between Technical-Vocational Education and Training and Higher Education
  • Republic Act (RA) 10648 – Iskolar ng Bayan Act of 2014An Act providing scholarship grants to top graduates of all public high schools in state universities and colleges and appropriating funds therefor
  • Republic Act (RA) 10650 – Open Distance Learning ActAn Act expanding access to educational services by institutionalizing open distance learning in levels of tertiary education and appropriating funds therefor

CO-AUTHORED HOUSE BILLS AND HOUSE RESOLUTIONS

  • HB 62 – Safe and non toxic children;s products act
  • HB 105 – An act promoting a comprehensive program on breastfeeding practices and regulating the trade, marketing and promotions of certain foods for infants and young children
  • HB 173 – Regulating the downstream  petroleum industry and for other related purposes
  • HB 174 – An act renationalizing petron corpo renationalizing petron corporation ration
  • HB 191 – An act creating the department of overseas workers, rationalizing the organization and functions of government agencies related to overseas employment, and for other purposes
  • HB 596 – Solo parent act
  • HB 719 – MARINA as the single maritime administration
  • HB 1213 – Adopting the higher prescribed penalty, including death, of the national law of an alien found guilty of trafficking dangerous drugs and other similar substances
  • HB 1214 – Requiring the use of filipino sign language insets for local news programs
  • HB 1330 – Electronic violence against  women
  • HB 1464 – Declaring misamis oriental as a tourism zone
  • HB 1838 – Exempting the bank deposits of senior citizens from 20%
  • HB 1847 – Changing the name of alcantara national trade school to romblon national institute of technology14. HB 2190 – Migrant worker and overseas filipinos act
  • HB 2253 – Establishing provincial hosp in lanao del sur
  • HB 2283 – An act upgrading the tamparan district hospital, amending for the purpose republic act no. 3607, appropriating funds therefor and for other purposes
  • HB 2297 – Changing the name of kasibu national agricultural school in barangay pudi, municipality of kasibu, province of nueva vizcaya to nueva vizcaya polytechnic institute
  • HB 2373 – Renationalization of devolved health servbices  and facilities act
  • HB 2494 – Establishing provincial hosp in lanao del sur
  • HB 2567 – Exempting the bank deposits of senior citizens from 20%
  • HB 2576 – Strengthening the balanced housing development program
  • HB 2579 – OFW Family Help Desk act
  • HB 2721 – Increasing bed capacity of san  lorenzo ruiz womens hospital
  • HB 3391 – Prescribing standards and guidelines for the out of home media industry and for other purposes
  • HB 3766 – Establishing the maritime industry authority ( m a r i n a) as the single maritime administration responsible for the implementation and enforcement of the 1978 international convention on the standards of training, certification, and watchkeeping for seafarers, as amended, and international agreements or covenants related thereto
  • HB 3857 – An act prohibiting aerial spraying as a method of applying chemicals and similar substances on agricultural crops
  • HB 4116 – Strengthening the balanced housing development program
  • HB 4123 – Promoting the development of entrepreneurship skills among government employees

CO-AUTHORED HOUSE RESOLUTIONS

  • HR 160 – To investigate the criminal plunder involving the alleged misuse of the p10-billion priority development assistance fund by a network of bogus non-government organizations (ngos) operated by janetter lim-napoles
  • HR 332 – To investigate the implementation of the conditional cash transfer program as a centerpiece poverty alleviation program of the aquino administration, and to seek more sustainable programs that raise the standard of living and quality of life of poor families
  • HR 453 – To investigate the virtual ‘sweetie’ that was used to track down alleged paedophiles and the inability of the philippine government to stop paedophilia and cyber pornography victimizing children
  • HR 548 – To extend warm congratulations to Hon. Emmanuel ‘Manny’ D. Pacquiao, representative of the lone district of sarangani, for his recent victory in the world boxing organization (wbo) welterweight title against brandon rios, and as a pride of the philippine congress
  • HR 585 – To commend Secretary Corazon ‘Dinky’ Soliman of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for her strong commitment to public service and selfless dedication to alleviate the plight of disaster-stricken Filipinos
  • HR 721 – To extend a formal apology to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (sar) Government for the Manila (Luneta) hostage crisis