AKO BICOL cleans for our Lady of Peñafrancia

Ako Bicol Party List conducted this year’s ‘Handog Kalikasan Para ki Ina’ which is led by Ako Bicol Party List’s scholars and volunteers from different sectors as a devotion to our Ina – Our Lady of Peñafrancia on August 26, 2017.

It is also a part of the party list’s advocacy in promoting the cleanliness of our environment as well as climate change adaptation and mitigation. Thousands of devotees gather during the fluvial procession which takes place in Naga River.

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AKO BICOL holds dialogue with OFW

Being genuinely responsive to the needs of all constituents, AKO Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe, with other House legislators, held a dialogue with Overseas Filipino Workers in Qatar to formulate worthwhile legislation that are relevant and sensitive to their needs.

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AKO BICOL questions pre-need companies

At the Committee on Banks and Financial Intermediaries, Cong. Rodel Batocabe questioned and held the pre-need companies accountable for failing to deliver their promises, leading to the loss of billions of pesos for those who invested money for their kids’ education, and life plans.

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AKO BICOL supports One-Stop Shop of Dept. of Transportation

Deputy Minority Leader and Ako Bicol Party List Rep. Alfredo A. Garbin, Jr. personally talked to Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur P. Tugade and Undersecretary for Legal and Procurement, Atty. Reinier Paul Yerba, to express his support in the call to exempt the proposed Multi-Lane Emission Testing Center from the moratorium issued by the agency on the acceptance of applications for new Private Emission Testing Centers.

As a flagship project under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) between Land Transportation Office and Embarcadero de Legazpi, the One-Stop-Shop shall offer services like medical, insurance, notary public, and emission testing to more than a hundred thousand clients in Legazpi City as part of our continued effort to improve and modernize public transportation and ensure convenience and efficiency in related services, including registration and licensing.

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AKO BICOL joins hearing on shabu lab

Deputy Minority Leader and Ako Bicol Party List Representative Alfredo A. Garbin, Jr. joins the hearing by the House Committee on Dangerous Drugs to look into the issues following the discovery of a “mega shabu laboratory” in Catanduanes, and continue the inquiry on House Resolution No. 585 which seeks to direct concerned agencies to intensify and coordinate their efforts to suppress the trafficking of illegal drugs within the country.

Legislative inquiries serve as a tool in order for legislators to make wise decisions in crafting future measures and to determine whether or not the existing laws adequately address social issues, especially those that compromise peace and progress in the country.

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AKO BICOL fights for House Bill 3593

AKO Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe stood before members of the Committee on Energy to fight for House Bill 3593 that seeks to put the Malampaya Fund to a much more defined and productive use.

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AKO BICOL to update Philippine immigration laws

AKO Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe presided as the chair of the Committee on Justice’s Technical Working Group that aims to update our country’s immigration laws through various means, such as increasing and strengthening the compensation of personnel.

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AKO BICOL provides new mobility devices

Elderlies and Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) beam as they were being mounted on their new mobility devices as House Deputy Minority Leader and Ako Bicol Party List Representative Alfredo A. Garbin, Jr. led the ceremonial turn-over of wheelchairs to chosen beneficiaries from Naga City, Camarines Sur on Friday, August 18, 2017.

“Promoting the welfare of our marginalized and vulnerable sectors, like those of the elderlies and people with special needs, will remain as one of our priorities as it is our mission to continuously create avenues that will empower and motivate them to become productive members of the society- a community with equal access to opportunities and government-initiated social programs.”, Garbin said.

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AKO BICOL in search for Most Child-Friendly Barangay

Deputy Minority Leader and Ako Bicol Party List Rep. Alfredo A. Garbin, Jr. congratulated the officials and residents who took part in this year’s Search for the Most Child-Friendly Barangay on Friday, August 18, in Daet, Camarines Norte. He also exhorted them to continue their efforts to promote the rights and welfare of children.

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“I pay tribute to the local executives and stakeholders for their extraordinary efforts in achieving our common vision of a genuinely Child-Friendly Bicolandia”. “Let us continue to further our mission with your laudable initiatives, and inspire others to replicate them in creating better and safer communities for our children”, Garbin said.

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AKO BICOL turns over wheelchairs

Bicolano PWDs and elderlies received early presents as House Deputy Minority Leader and Ako Bicol Party List Representative Alfredo A. Garbin, Jr. led the ceremonial turn-over of brand new wheelchairs to chosen beneficiaries from Daet, Camarines Norte on Friday, August 18.

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In a message, Rep. Garbin said “Our endeavor reaching out to people with special needs will continue with our unceasing commitment to promote inclusivity among marginalized and vulnerable sectors of the society, giving them equal opportunities and a life free from any form of abuse and discrimination”.

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