Local News: Golez: 182 Bills and Resolutions, 103 of Which are Principal Authorship
The Office of Senator Manny Villar recently wrote to Congressman Anthony Rolando "Doc Tony" T. Golez, Jr. and signified his intention of filing a Senate version of the measures proposed by the latter. In a letter from the Office of Sen. Villar dated April 31, 2012, it was stated that the bills filed by Cong. Doc Tony are of utmost significance for the entire Philippine citizenry. Sen. Villar plans to file counterpart bills in the Senate for the following proposed laws initially filed by Cong. Doc Tony in the House of Representatives: 1) "An Act Redefining the composition of Barangay Officials and providing for additional support and compensation for Barangay Officials, mending for the purpose Sections 387 and 393 of Republic Act No. 7160 known as the Local Government Code of 1991 and for other purposes"; 2) "An Act providing for additional support and compensation for educators in Basic Education and for other purposes"; 3) An Act compelling intermediate grade schoolers, secondary, vocatsional and college students to plant trees in an open space of the communit as part of their curriculum and as prerequisites for graduation and for other purposes"; 4) "An Act prescribing the night shift premium pay in call centers in the Philippines"; 5) "An Act prescribing a six-hour working schedule for employed pregnant women and for other purposes"; and 6) "An Act directing or mandating the immediate cleaning or removing of feces of dogs and other pets in a public or private property not owned by the owner or person in charge of the dog or pet and imposing penalties in violation thereof".
"I am honored and privileged for the interest of Sen. Villar in helping me carve laws that will make our country better. The Bacolodnons are smart and I try to show this quality of my constituents by working hard and showing the entire Philippines that the people of Bacolod City elected a legislator that reflects their acumen and desire for a better country. Though one term in Congress is not enough to pass several laws that will help our country, with the help of able legislators like Sen. Villar, the future really looks brighter not only for Bacolod City but the entire Philippines," related Cong. Doc Tony.
As of May 15, 2012, Cong. Doc Tony has already filed a total of 182 bills and resolutions, 103 of which are of his principal authorship. He also recently filed House Resolution No. 2364, "A resolution congratulating and commending Honorable Jasmine Lee for being elected as a member of the South Korean Parliament last April 12, 2012"; House Resolution No. 2365, "A Resolution congratulating and commending Fr. Edwin Gariguez for winning the 2012 Goldman Environmental Prize in a ceremony held in the United States of America at the San Francisco Opera House last Aptil 16, 2012"; House Resolution No. 2373 "A Resolution commendnig Mary Jennifer Doroga, an employee of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, for returning P 1.2 million worth of money consisting of different foreign denominations that she found while working"; and House Resolution No. 2374 "A Resolution congratulating and commending Francisc Fernando, a Filipino nurse, for winning the National Health Service Clinical Leaders Network Aqua Henderson Quality Award in the United Kingdom last April 25, 2012".
Cong. Doc Tony served as the Technical Working Group Chairman when the Committee on Health of the House of Representatives tackled the bill amending the Philhealth law. The amendments to the Philhealth Law will further strengthen President Noynoy Aquino’s health agenda for universal health care. Said proposed legislation underwent second reading in the House of Representatives last March 2012 and is expected undergo third this May 2012. The proposed measure is also being pushed to become law this year by the Aquino Administration as part of its legislative agenda for "Kalusugang Pangkahalatan". Cong Doc Tony added that: "The right to health and proper medical care is a Constitutional mandate and I really worked religiously to help contribute in ensuring that every Bacolodnon and every Filipino will have free health insurance coverage. As a medical doctor and Representative of Bacolod City, I am one with PNoy’s `Kalusugang Pangkalahatan’ endeavor".*(PR)