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DOUBLED SENIORS’ PENSION, STIFFER PENALTY FOR ELDER ABUSE, APPROVED – ARAGONES

The House Committee on Population and Family Relations chaired by Laguna Rep. Sol Aragones unanimously approved a measure which will increase the social pension for senior citizens and a proposal that will impose stiffer penalties on violence and abuse against elders. The proposed “Expanded Senior Citizen Social Pension Act” which is a consolidation of eight […]

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UNIVERSAL SOCIAL PENSION BILL TO BENEFIT ALL SENIOR CITIZENS – ARAGONES

House Committee on Population and Family Relations Chairperson Rep. Sol Aragones is bent on approving the substitute bill providing for a universal social pension, an initiative that seeks to increase the coverage and the amount of social pension for senior citizens. “I support the call of many senior citizens to pass the Universal Social Pension […]

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National ID System to Benefit Filipinos – ARAGONES

  The House of Representatives’ leading advocate for the adoption of a national identification system took to the floor on Tuesday to call on her colleagues to pass House Bill 6221, an Act Establishing the Filipino Identification System, or FilSys, stressing that the measure would enable the government to better serve its growing population. In […]

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Php2 Billion Budget Allocation for National ID System Shows Desire of President Duterte to Assist the Poor – ARAGONES

  Laguna Representative Sol Aragones praised President Rodrigo Duterte for allocating PhP2 billion pesos in the proposed 2018 national budget for the roll out of the biometrics-based national ID system. “An effective and efficient identification system would hasten the delivery of needed social services. The President’s crucial and timely budget allocation for the national ID […]

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House Approves “One for All” ID System – ARAGONES

  The House Committee on Population and Family Relations has passed the Filipino Identification System Act which seeks to synchronize and consolidate all existing government-initiated identification systems into one integrated and efficient identification system. The said proposal which is one of the priority bills of the 17thCongress was unanimously approved by the committee members. In […]

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We Have to End “ENDO” for Day Care Workers – ARAGONES

“If we value our children then we should prioritize the welfare of those who care for them.” These were the sentiments of Laguna 3rd District Rep. Sol Aragones, who called on her colleagues to finally pass the Magna Carta of Daycare Workers, which would put an end to “endo” daycare workers and require that they […]

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National Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Program Needed Amid Alarming Teenage Pregnancy Numbers – ARAGONES

Citing statistics that show that teenage pregnancies in the Philippines remain disturbingly high, Laguna 3rd District Rep. Sol Aragones has filed a bill that would require the adoption of a national program that would curb teenage pregnancies in the country. Aragones filed HB 4742, or the Prevention of Adolescent Pregnancy Act of 2017, that seeks […]

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Early Detection Means Early Treatment of Breast Cancer – ARAGONES

With the Philippines having one of the highest incidences of breast cancer in Southeast Asia, Rep. Sol Aragones of the third district of Laguna has proposed a law that would establish a free early detection program for women to prevent deaths from the dreaded affliction. “Breast cancer is the number one type of cancer among […]