Press Release
July 18, 2019

Sen. Bong Revilla files 35 additional bills

In addition to the 20 bills he earlier filed in his first two weeks in office, Senator Bong Revilla filed 35 new bills Monday.

One of these proposals is the establishment of the Department of Overseas Filipino Workers which shall serve as the government's arm in protecting and ensuring the rights and welfare of all migrant workers spread across the globe.

Revilla also filed two bills to integrate mandatory disaster relief and response and basic road safety in the K to 12 curriculum of all primary and secondary schools. He believes that since natural and man-made disasters are inevitable, the integration of disaster response in basic education are integral in empowering the youth in saving lives and minimizing the impact any calamity. He also explained that proper road safety education at the developmental stage will inculcate a better understanding and discipline among drivers, commuters and pedestrians leading to safer and more orderly road conditions that may alleviate the country's traffic woes.

To address the needs of students with special needs, Revilla is pushing for the establishment of at least one (1) Special Education Center for small school divisions, and at least three (3) Special Education Centers in big divisions to be determined by the Department of Education.

The seasoned legislator also wants to grant incentives and other benefits to rural health unit doctors, including additional hazard allowance, subsistence allowance, scholarships as a reward for their selfless service.

As a staunch advocate of the anti-drug war since he was vice governor, Revilla is also seeking the expansion of the jurisdiction of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) through the amendment of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

The veteran senator also filed a bill to regulate parking lot fees in spaces located within commercial and business establishments, institutions and facilities.

The filing of Revilla's bills is in line with the schedule provided by the Senate prior to the formal opening of the 18th Congress on July 22

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