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SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau



08 August 2019 03:25:28 PM

The Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives filed a proposal to strengthen the party-list system to prevent political dynasties from devaluing the system. This was announced in a press briefing attended by Reps. Ferdinand Gaite (Party-list, Bayan Muna) and Sarah Elago (Party-list, Kabataan). The lawmakers cited the need to reform the party-list system to ensure that only the marginalized sectors of society are genuinely represented and not the “interest of moneyed politicians and businesses.” They also tackled the dengue epidemic which highlights the need for heightened surveillance on dengue cases by the Department of Health regional offices and enhanced implementation of anti-dengue strategies. /Caption by Eddie Galvez/Photo by Gilbert Manalo/ News and Documentation Section-Press and Public Affairs Bureau/ House of Representatives of the Philippines