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CONGRESS NEEDS TO PASS DDR BILL – FORTUN

A Mindanao lawmaker has expressed hope that the measure proposing the creation of a Department of Disaster Resilience (DDR) would be passed in the 18th Congress in the wake of a series of strong quakes struck the country’s southern region. Agusan del Norte Rep. Lawrence Fortun said the Christmas eclipse, or the last solar eclipse […]

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HOUSE APPROVES BILL DECLARING BALANGAY AS NATIONAL BOAT – FORTUN

The House of Representatives unanimously approved on third and final reading, with 170 affirmatives votes, House Bill No. 4953 seeking to declare the ancient wooden boat Balangay as the National Boat of the Philippines. Principally authored by Rep. Lawrence Fortun (1st District, Agusan del Norte), the bill declares the policy of the State to promote […]