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Bacolod City, Philippines Friday, July 5, 2019
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Paduano files 12 bills, seeks probe
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

 

Rep. Joseph Stephen Paduano (AbangLingkodPartylist) yesterday said he has, so far filed 12 bills and two resolutions seeking investigations into the mismanagement of dialysis funds and the delay in the release of Sangguniang Kabataan allocations, to be tackled in the 18th Congress.

Paduano is urging the Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability to conduct an inquiry in aid of legislation into the alleged financial, operational, mismanagement, corruption as well as proliferation of fraud payments made by PhilHealth to a dialysis center for kidney treatments of ghost patients.

He is also urging the Committee on Local Government to conduct an inquiry in aid of legislation on the alleged delayed release of the 10 percent barangay funds intended for the SK.

Meanwhile, the 12 bills he filed seek thereapportioning of the Bacolod lone district and its SangguniangPanlungsod seats;the granting of fixed honoraria and additional incentives and benefits to barangay health workers;

The provision a lump sum retirement pay equivalent to one year honorarium to barangay officials, including barangay tanods, Lupon Tagapamayapa and Brgy. Day Care Workers; incentives to barangay tanods;

Dialysis service facilities to provide free dialysis treatment for all indigent patients in all national, regional and provincial government hospitals; the planting of trees for any construction of residential, commercial or industrial structures;

Declaring a parcel of land in the public domain an agricultural land for town site purpose in Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental;lowering the optional retirement age of government employees from 60 to 56 years old; the establishment of rehabilitation centers for illegal drug users in every province;

Mandating theTechnical Education and Skills Development Authority to include in its annual approved budget an allocation for trainings and programs for the drug dependents that were already rehabilitated; the creation of the Overseas Filipino Workers Sovereign Funds; and providing for the protection of remittances of Overseas Filipino Workers.*

 

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