Compostela Valley solon boasts of passing 10 landmark legislations

April 29, 2013 11:42 pm 

DAVAO CITY, April 29 — With her first term as district representative winding down, Rep. Maria Carmen Zamora of Compostela Valley’s first congressional district expressed pride in what she termed as her humble contribution to lawmaking in the 15th House of Congress.

“We may not be as vocal as other legislators in pushing for our legislative advocacies and priorities but, in our modest reckoning, we have sufficiently and diligently done our sworn duties and responsibilities as the representative of our people,” said Zamora, who is running unopposed for her second term.

Among the many bills and resolutions she principally authored and co-authored in the national assembly, at least nine legislations stood out for having been adopted by the legislature or signed by the President into law

They were the Republic Act (RA) No. 10445 nationalizing the Bango High School in Barangay Ngan, Compostela; RA No. 10252 creating two additional Regional Trial Court branches for Compostela Valley Province to be stationed in the municipalities of Mabini and Compostela; RA Nos. 10147, 10155 and 10352 or the General Appropriations Acts for FY 2011, 2012 and 2013, respectively;

RA No. 10149 or the Government-Owned and -Controlled Corporations Governance Act of 2011; RA No. 10156 conferring civil service eligibility to Members of the Sanggunian Bayan, Panlungsod and Panlalawigan under certain circumstances; RA No. 10361 or the Kasambahay Law; RA No. 1015 or the Mandatory Kindergarten Education Act; RA No. 10354 or the Reproductive Health Law;

RA No. 10351 or the new law on Excise Taxes governing alcohol and tobacco products; and House Concurrent Resolution No. 22 urging the President to create a Presidential Task Force for Typhoon Pablo victims.

Zamora has also expressed optimism that other legislative proposals which she actively supported and pushed for, including the establishment of the Compostela Valley State College, creation of the ComVal Department of Education Schools Division, the new K to 12 Basic Education Program, universal Philhealth coverage\all of which are either pending with the Office of the President for signature or awaiting enrolment for executive action will also be passed into law before the adjournment of the 15th Congress.

“We look forward to doing more in the lawmaking front when our constituents grant us a new mandate in the coming elections,” she said. (PNA)



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