House Bill 4890, an act establishing a Human Trafficking Prevention Education Program for the youth has been approved on commitee level after rigorous deliberations. A staunch advocate for vulnerable victims, Deputy Minority Leader Alfredo A. Garbin, Jr., along with fellow Ako Bicol Representatives, principally authored the Bill to prevent trafficking in all its forms, including forced labor and sexual exploitation.
As the principal author of House Bill 4890, otherwise known as the Human Trafficking Preventive Education Act, Deputy Minority and Ako Bicol Party List Rep. Alfredo A. Garbin, Jr. led the press conference in observance of the National Awareness Week on the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation, which endeavors to create massive awareness among families and communities.
Together with Cong. Aniceto Bertiz, who has also championed equal rights for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWS), Rep. Garbin vehemently stood against the continued conduct of illegal trafficking in all forms, and that through HB 4890, such crime will be prevented by empowering the youth by making them aware of their rights that constitution has accorded them with.
Congratulations to those who qualified for the Top 20 Finalists of the 2018 Ten Outstanding Students of Bicol.
Final interview is on February 23, 2018 at the Bicol Food Delights, Barriada, Legazpi City.
AKO Bicol Rep. Rodel M. Batocabe at the meeting of the Committee on Bicol Recovery and Economic Development on February 5, 2018. He shed light about the affected constituents in the recent eruption of Mayon Volcano, stressing out that students displaced are one of the adversely affected by the recent events that transpired.
During the plenary session on February 5, 2018, AKO Bicol Rep. Rodel M. Batocabe delivered his speech in the privilege hour to discuss the financial plight of public school teachers caused by the unabated loans by rural banks funded by “big banks”.
With the generous donations of Sunwest Care Foundation under the leadership of Businessman Elizaldy Co and his family, AKO Bicol Partylist Reps. Christopher S. Co and Alfredo Garbin handed out relief to the evacuees at Bariw, Camalig, Albay
AKO Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe with Mayon evacuees in Anislag. It was refreshing to see the resilient faces of Bicolanos despite adversity.
AKO Bicol Representative and Climate Change Committee Christopher S. Co with the Mayon evacuees at Barangay San Isidro at Salvacion Elementary School. We were able to cater 2,000 individuals and serve them good food.
AKO Bicol Representative and Deputy Minority Leader Alfredo Garbin with Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III, Gov. Gov. Al Francis C. Bichara, Legazpi Mayor Noel Rosal, Cong. Joey Sarte Salceda, and Cong. Fernando Gonzalez and other key officials at the MOA signing among the companies participating under DOLE’s Job Start Program.
AKO Bicol is one of DOLE’s partners, pledging the AKO Bicol scholar graduates as possible applicants.
Afterwards, Cong. Garbin accompanied Sec. Bello to the evacuation centers affected by the eruption of Mayon Volcano.
Deputy Minority Leader and Ako Bicol Party List Rep. Alfredo A. Garbin, Jr., together with his family, hands out relief packs to hundreds of families who are temporarily housed in Albay Central School following the recent eruptions of Mayon Volcano.
Rebuilding smiles of people in dire straits and expressing purest of our intentions, especially at times when help seems so out of reach for many, are truly but a glimmer of hope!