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LAKBAY HUSTISYA TO TRAIN BJMP PARALEGALS

Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles announced that a legal aid group he is heading had inked an agreement with the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) to conduct a national training program for its paralegal personnel to aid efforts to decongest the country’s overcrowded prisons, which now have a congestion rate of almost […]

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BP2 BILL TO BOOST ECONOMY, DEVELOP RURAL AREAS

Camarines Sur Representative LRay Villafuerte has called on fellow lawmakers to help boost the country’s economic reemergence by passing the proposed Balik Probinsiya, Balik Pagasa (BP2) bill that aims to boost development and create more jobs in the countryside.  “I urge my colleagues in the Congress to make a final push for the passage of the Balik Probinsiya bill […]

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RIZAL SOLON LAUDS RELEASE OF 22K INMATES AMID COVID-19

Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nogales lauded the efforts of the country’s jail managers to decongest overcrowded jails in a bid to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, with close to 22,000 inmates released so far. The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) announced earlier that the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) […]

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BALIK PROBINSYA BILL TO DECONGEST METRO MANILA AMID PANDEMIC – VILLAFUERTE

Deputy Speaker LRay Villafuerte has moved to fast-track the implementation of  the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-Asainitiative of President Rodrigo Duterte by proposing new legislation establishing township revitalization programs nationwide in a bid to finally decongest Metro Manila and create more jobs and self-employment opportunities in rural communities against the backdrop of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. […]

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PHILRECA PARTY-LIST SUPPORTS ‘BALIK PROBINSYA’ PROGRAM – REP. DE JESUS

A party-list lawmaker has expressed his full support for the government’s “Balik Probinsya” program aimed at decongesting the National Capital Region (NCR) amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Rep. Presley de Jesus of the Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association (PHILRECA) party-list welcomed the institutionalization of the “Balik Probinsya” program, and expressed the rural electrification […]

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DOJ OK ON STREAMLINED PROCESS FOR PAROLE, EXECUTIVE CLEMENCY AMID COVID-19 SPEAKS OF COMPASSION – REP. NOGRALES

Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles lauded the Department of Justice for giving the go-signal for the implementation of new rules easing application for parole and executive clemency to facilitate the decongestion of jails amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The DOJ recently approved a resolution by the Board of Pardons and Parole on the Interim Rules […]

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RIZAL SPORTS COMPLEX TO OPEN THIS WEEK FOR COVID-19 PATIENTS – VILLAR

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar said they are looking to open for operation within this week the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila which is one of several state-owned buildings to be converted into temporary health facilities for the treatment and monitoring of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients. “By this […]

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BGC-ORTIGAS CENTER ROAD LINK PROJECT NOW 45% COMPLETE – VILLAR

The Bonifacio Global City (BGC) to Ortigas Center Road Link Project is now 45 percent complete, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has reported. During inspection of the P1.6-billion project, Public Works Secretary Mark Villar said that once finished, the road link will be a traffic game changer as it will reduce to […]

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JUDGES-AT-LARGE ACT TO IMPROVE JUSTICE SYSTEM – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon has described Republic Act 11459 or the Judges-At-Large Act of 2019, which the Supreme Court is set to implement, as a game-changer that will improve the country’s judicial system as it would decongest trial court dockets across the country and ensure the speedy administration of justice.Republic Act 11459, of which Gordon was […]

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BUILD NEW CITIES TO DECONGEST METRO MANILA – GO

Senator Bong Go continued with his visits to fire victims in Metro Manila recently. From Sta. Ana, Manila, Go rushed right away to Barangay CAA of Las Piñas City to provide assistance to another set of fire victims. The legislator brought with him grocery packs, food and cash assistance that were distributed to the residents […]