With the generous support from Senator Jinggoy Estrada, and the philanthrophic efforts of Businessman Elizaldy S. Co, Deputy Minority Leader and Ako Bicol Party List Rep. Alfredo A. Garbin, Jr. led another relief drive at Cabangan Elementary School, which houses hundreds of families from Buyoan, Legazpi City, who were displaced due to Mayon Volcano’s intensifying activities.
True to its commitment of providing continued disaster response, Ako Bicol Party List Reps. Rodel M. Batocabe and Alfredo A. Garbin, Jr. together with the sizable donations of Mr. Elizaldy S. Co and Senator Jinggoy Estrada, handed out relief packs to victims, temporarily sheltered at Bañadero Resettlement in Daraga, following the recurring activities of Mayon Volcano.
Ako Bicol Reps. Rodel M. Batocabe and Alfredo A. Garbin, Jr. personally met the twenty finalists today from various universities and colleges in Bicol Region convened for the press conference and final interview of this year’s Search for the Ten Outstanding Students of Bicol (TOSB).
The panel of judges and members of the media asked their individual questions that tested the finalists’ grasp on social issues and ability to respond with grace under pressure.
Ako Bicol Party List Reps. Alfredo A. Garbin, Jr. and Rodel M. Batocabe graced the orientation program for the new batch of beneficiaries of the Government Internship Program (GIP). In partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the program seeks to involve the out-of-school youth and the underprivileged, and make use of their abilities and skills in the bureaucracy as an alternative intervention to the lack of employment opportunities in the region.
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