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PAOLO DUTERTE BATS FOR WATER TRUST FUND

Davao City 1st District Representative Paolo Duterte is pushing for the swift congressional approval of a measure that aims to establish the Department of Water Resources (DWR) as the lead agency tasked to secure the country‚Äôs supply of water and effectively manage the delivery of this vital resource. At the same time, Duterte said the […]

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REP. DUTERTE WANTS TOUGHER PENALTY VS ELDER ABUSE

Davao City 1st District Representative Paolo Duterte and two other lawmakers have filed a measure that seeks to throw in jail persons found guilty of exploiting, neglecting or abusing the elderly.  In filing House Bill (HB)  4696, Duterte, Benguet Rep. Eric Yap and ACT-CIS Party list Rep. Edvic Yap also sought the establishment of  senior citizen help desks […]

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CREATION OF SPECIALTY HOSPITALS IN REGIONS BACKED

Davao City 1st District Representative Paolo Duterte and three other lawmakers have proposed the establishment of specialty hospitals across major regions in the country to bring quality healthcare closer to people living outside Metro Manila.  House Bill (HB) 6857 filed by Duterte, Benguet Rep. Eric Yap, and ACT-CIS Reps. Jeffrey Soriano and Edvic Yap aims […]

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P2K SUBSIDY FOR PARENTS OF DISABLED KIDS PUSHED

Lawmakers led by Davao City 1st District Representative Paolo Duterte have pushed for the swift approval of a measure that aims to grant parents of children with disabilities (CWDs) a P2,000 monthly subsidy from the government.  House Bill 6743 filed by Duterte, Benguet Rep. Eric Yap, and ACT-CIS Partylist Reps. Edvic Yap and Jeffrey Soriano […]

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BETTER PAY, BENEFITS FOR SECURITY GUARDS PUSHED

Davao City 1st District Representative Paolo Duterte has filed a measure that aims to improve  the welfare of security guards and other members of the private security industry by institutionalizing rules  set by the labor department on their employment, working conditions and benefits. Along with Benguet Rep. Eric Yap, Duterte proposed that security guards and other private […]

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DISCOUNTED REMITTANCE FEES FOR OFWS PUSHED

Davao City 1st District Representative Paolo Duterte is seeking the swift enactment of a law that would provide overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) discounted rates on remittance fees and  safeguard their hard-earned money sent back home from exorbitant charges. He called for the approval of House Bill (HB)  4469 along with other similar measures  that aim to protect OFW remittance […]

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FINE HIKE FOR HOSPITAL DEPOSIT LAW VIOLATORS URGED

A measure imposing a maximum fine worth P5 million on hospitals and clinics demanding deposits before administering treatment for emergency and serious cases has been filed at the House of Representatives. Under House Bill 3046, Davao City Representative Paolo Duterte cited the need to increase the set of penalties imposed under Republic Act (RA) 10932 […]