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Legislative Accomplishments

Republic Act No. 9003 – Solid Waste Management Act

Created the National Solid Waste Management Commission which aims to establish segregation among garbage and wastes.

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Republic Act No. 9513 – Renewable Energy Act

This Act shall establish the framework for the accelerated development and advancement of renewable energy resources, and the development of a strategic program to increase its utilization.

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Republic Act No. 9994 – EXPANDED SENIOR CITIZENS ACT OF 2010

This bill seeks to amend RA 7432, as amended by RA 9257, in order to address the above concerns of our valued senior citizens by: a) increasing the discount granted to them to thirty-two percent (32%); b) imposing stiffer penalties to pharmacies and drug stores which refuse to honor senior citizen card issued by the government; and c) providing them free vaccination against influenza virus and other pneumococcal disease prior to their discharge from any government hospital where he or […]

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Republic Act No. 9729 – CLIMATE CHANGE ACT OF 2009

This law builds resilience to the impacts of climate change through the mainstreaming of climate change in various phases of policy formulation, development plans, poverty reduction strategies and other development tools and techniques by all agencies and instrumentalities of the government.

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Republic Act No. 9711 – FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION ACT OF 2009

This law strengthens the regulatory capacity of the current Bureau of Food and Drugs in order to address the agency’s lack of technical capability, manpower and resources.

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Republic Act No. 9710 – MAGNA CARTA OF WOMEN

This law provides the necessary mechanisms to enforce and guarantee the realization of women’s rights as well as adopt and undertake steps to include temporary special measures which encompass a wide variety of legislative, executive, administrative and other regulatory instruments, policies and practices aimed at accelerating the equal participation of women in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil or any other field.

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Republic Act No. 9709 – UNIVERSAL NEWBORN HEARING SCREENING AND INTERVENTION ACT OF 2009

This law provides mandatory hearing loss screening to infants in order to promote the early diagnosis and intervention of congenital hearing loss and prevent the morbidity caused by the late detection and rehabilitation of the same.

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Republic Act No. 8749 – CLEAN AIR ACT

Provides for a comprehensive air pollution control policy.

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Republic Act No. 9593 – TOURISM ACT OF 2009

This law provides fiscal and non-fiscal incentives to registered enterprises in the tourism enterprise zones created herein to spur investments in the country, generate foreign exchange and employment, and promote tourism industry as an indispensable element of the national economy and an industry of national interest and importance.

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Republic Act No. 9512 – ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS EDUCATION ACT

The Department of Education (DepEd), the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), in coordination with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and other relevant agencies, shall integrate environmental education in its school curricula at all levels, whether public or private, including in barangay daycare, preschool, non-formal, technical vocational, professional level, indigenous learning and out-of-school youth courses […]

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