Over the past days, quite a number of lawmakers have called me as they expressed their disappointment and consternation over the fate of their respective allocations and budgets from the hands of the current House leadership. Although I am an ex officio member being a Deputy Speaker, I have respectfully and clearly told them that […]

Congress moves to impose minimum wage for nurses in private hospitals

The House of Representatives is moving to pass a law that would establish a minimum wage for nurses in private hospitals. Proposed House Bill No. 7569, authored by Representatives Paolo Duterte, Claudine Bautista and Eric Yap, directs the National Wages Productivity Commission of the Department of Labor and Employment to establish an increased minimum wage […]

Sen. Bong Go to IATF-Yolanda: ‘Finish the job, make every single peso count for the total recovery of affected communities’

As the Inter-Agency Task Force Yolanda for the Unified Implementation and Monitoring of Rehabilitation and Recovery Projects and Programs in the Yolanda-Affected Areas (IATF-Yolanda), whose term expired last August 2020, is being recommended for extention, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go appealed to agencies involved to finish the job before the end of President Rodrigo Duterte’s term. […]

First District Office, City Health Office launch feeding program in 9 barangays

DAVAO CITY – The Office of the First District Representative Paolo Duterte in coordination with the City Health Office (CHO) launched on September 15, Tuesday, the ‘Kampanya Kontra Malnutrisyon’ feeding program at Purok 27-Pandaman in Barangay Maa of this city. Duterte’s office said that the food supplemental program for undernourished children, pregnant and lactating mothers […]

Rep. Duterte’s office distributes 129 food packs to Leon Garcia fire victims

DAVAO CITY – More than 100 victims of a fire incident received food packs from the Office of the First Congressional District on September 15, Tuesday afternoon, in Barangay Leon Garcia, Agdao District in this city.Rep. Paolo Duterte’s office distributed food packs containing three kilos of rice, six canned goods, and three noodles, including face […]