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SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau



04 July 2019 05:33:47 PM

The Makabayan bloc of the House of Representatives on Thursday bared its legislative agenda for the 18th Congress. During a press conference held at the House, Reps. Carlos Isagani Zarate, Eufemia Culliamat and Ferdinand Gaite of Party-list Bayan Muna, Reps. France Castro (Party-list, ACT TEACHERS), and Arlene Brosas (Party-list GABRIELA) cited the measures which are included in their group's legislative agenda. These are the proposed wage increase for workers in the private and public sectors, including nurses and teachers, and measures concerning women such as divorce, anti-rape, anti-electronic violence against women and children, amendments to the Solo Parents Act, and the Magna Carta for Day Care Workers, among others. The group also filed the proposed Rice Industry Development Act, which seeks the repeal of the Rice Tariffication Law, among others. The lawmakers lamented that the law has adversely affected the plight of rice farmers. /Caption by Ma. Victoria Palomar/ Photos by Dong Manalo / News and Documentation Section-Press and Public Affairs Bureau / House of Representatives of the Philippines