Duterte asked to review, not abolish, the Party List system

[Reposted from BusinessMirror website]

Partylist lawmakers, including the AKO BICOL Party List, asked President Duterte to review the partylist system law, instead of calling for its abolition.

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Representing Bicolanos, the AKO BICOL Party List group obtained three seats in the present Congress.

During the recently concluded 16th Congress, AKO BICOL has filed 22 principally authored bills, including an act providing grants to part time and independent students, an act granting public elementary and high-school teachers nonwage benefits in the form of free tertiary education in any state college or university for one dependent child and an act establishing the Filipino identification system.

At least 46 old and new party-list groups have represented the marginalized or underrepresented sectors or organizations in the country in the 17th Congress.

Under RA 7941, or the Party-list System Act, the party-list representatives shall constitute 20 percent of the total number of members of the House of Representatives.

Read more at this link: http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/…/duterte-asked-review-no…/

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