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VILLAFUERTE PROPOSES REGIONAL FOOD TERMINALS

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte has thrown his support behind the impressive plan of the Marcos administration  to accelerate the country’s farm industrialization not just to attain food self-sufficiency but, more importantly,  to propel it—in the President’s words—into “a leading agricultural resource hub in the region and the world.” Villafuerte supported President Marcos’ ambitious goal for the […]

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PBBM IS CLIMATE ACTION CHAMPION – VILLAFUERTE

The resolute advocacy of urgent climate action on the international stage by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.— from New York to Bangkok—has cast him as the champion or point person of high-risk developing economies like the Philippines long seeking financial and technical aid from wealthy nations that have grown even richer from their largely unchecked greenhouse […]

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EXTEND LIBRENG SAKAY IN BUSES, LRT — VILLAFUERTE

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte has welcomed the decision of Malacañang to extend its free bus ride program for commuters using the country’s main thoroughfare EDSA till end-December, even as he made an 11th-hour appeal to the Senate and the House of Representatives to realign funds in the final version of next year’s General Appropriations […]

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VILLAFUERTE ASSURED: DENR TO STOP ILLEGAL MINING

Environment Secretary Ma. Antonia Yulo-Loyzaga has bared plans before the Congress to work with local government units (LGUs), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), and other concerned agencies on the full implementation of the  “People’s Small-Scale Mining Act” to better regulate this activity and flush out illegal miners. Yulo-Loyzaga gave this assurance to […]

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4 CAMARINES SUR SOLONS PUSH FOR BILL VS INCEST

Four lawmakers from Camarines Sur led by National Unity Party (NUP) President LRay Villafuerte want Congress to write new legislation putting behind bars persons 18 years of age and above who engage in incestuous sexual relations even if they are fully aware of their close relationships. House Bill (HB) 4704 or the “Anti-Incest Act” seeks […]

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P1.2B BI MODERNIZATION FUND GETS HOUSE PANEL OK

The consolidated bill just recently approved by the House committee on justice on the makeover of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) aims to put up a P1.2-billion Immigration Trust Fund (ITF) to modernize this agency, touch up its pay scales and further professionalize its officers plus rank and file, according to Camarines Sur Rep. LRay […]

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MARCOS LAUDED FOR ‘HIGHLY REWARDING’ STATE VISITS

The back-to-back state visits of President Marcos to Indonesia and Singapore were “highly rewarding” debut official trips that yielded better-than-expected outcomes, including almost  P840 billion worth of combined investment pledges projected to create more than 15,000 jobs for Filipino workers, and deepened our ties with these two long-time Southeast Asian partners that spruced up his standing […]

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4 CAMARINES SUR SOLONS BACK ‘BANGKO SA BARYO ACT’

Four Camarines Sur legislators made a stronger push for the prompt congressional approval of a measure that would enable roughly 10 million to 34 million unbanked Filipinos, many of them in faraway barrios without any banking presence, to finally open their own bank accounts, in support of the goals of the administration of President Ferdinand Marcos. […]

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NEW LAW TO GIVE SOLO PARENTS ADDED BENEFITS

Camarines Sur Rep LRay Villafuerte is looking forward to the immediate and full application of a new law granting additional benefits to solo parents, including a monthly pension of P1,000 to low-income ones, following a fresh commitment from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to release before the yearend its implementing rules and […]

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VILLAFUERTE WANTS P500-M ABACA DEV’T ANNUAL FUND

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte and three more of his fellow lawmakers from the Bicol region have asked Congress to institutionalize the Philippine Abaca Industry Development Program as a companion measure to the recently enacted law declaring Catanduanes as the country’s abaca capital. Through House Bill (HB) No. 1804, Villafuerte and Representatives Miguel Luis Villafuerte and […]