Sen. Nancy Binay reveals she’s prioritizing 15 bills "focusing on women, the youth, cyberbullying, and sex offenders"
"I want to make sure that the bills we will be crafting are realistic, doable, and would benefit every Filipino family especially women and children," says the new senator.
Ernie Reyes of InterAksyon.com reports that on Monday, July 1, "Senator Ma. Lourdes ’Nancy’ Binay on has lined up 15 bills that set out her legislative priorities in the 16th Congress, focusing on women, the youth, cyberbullying, and sex offenders." Binay will reportedly "frontload all her priority bills this week to ensure that they are referred to appropriate committees" once Congress formally starts. The legislative assembly begins on July 22.
The report noted: "Among (Senator Binay’s) bills are The Employers Child Care Centers Act of 2013; Parents in Jail Act of 2013; Special Education Act of 2013, Women's and Children's Resource Development and Crisis Assistance Act of 2013; The Indigent Children Free Medical and Dental Service Act; Firecracker Safety Law; Women and Gender Education Act. The Anti-Corporate Punishment Act of 2013; The E-Vaw Law of 2013, Rest Period for Women Employees; Sex Offenders School Access Prohibition Act; Philippine Arbitration Commission Act of 2013; Petroleum Exploration and Development Act; Sugar Cane Industry Development Act of 2013 and the Food Fortification Act."
The report quoted Binay’s statement, wherein she explained, "I want to make sure that the bills we will be crafting are realistic, doable, and would benefit every Filipino family especially women and children. I am aware that it would take a lot of skill to manage and defend to get the bills passed, but I'm ready to discuss and negotiate with my colleagues in the Senate in order to reach the needed consensus on pressing issues."
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