Duterte signs 133 laws in comparison to previous admin who inked 28 within 2 years - The Daily Sentry

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Duterte signs 133 laws in comparison to previous admin who inked 28 within 2 years




President Rodrigo Duterte signing. Image credit to Business World 
“Clearly, Duterte administration has been more productive in terms of policy-making when compared to past administration,” this is what Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said with regard to the outstanding record that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has in signing laws that is currently making the country better.

The President has signed 133 laws, in comparison to former President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III’s measly record of only 28.
President Duterte leads the ceremonial signing of the 2018 General Appropriations Act and Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion bill. Image credit to BusinessMirror 
Former President Noynoy Aquino signed two laws designed to be “game changers” in the country’s economy, with one seeking to curb cartels, price fixing and other forms of anticompetitive. Image and caption credit to business.inquirer.net
Alongside these 133 laws, the Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO) has made sure that Duterte also inks several priority measures, 28 to be exact.

Among the 133 laws signed, 39 were national and 94 were local.

Now among the 39 national laws signed by the President, the highlights here are the Anti-Hazing law, national feeding program and mental health awareness and policies law.

When it comes to the 94 local laws, the highlights of these are the school conversion, division and establishing measures, road naming and renaming and the division and creation of barangays.

Now to the PLLO’s listed priority measures of Duterte’s administration.

President Rodrigo Duterte has finally signed a bill giving free tuition to all students of state universities and colleges. Image credit to NETPinas.com
Davao City, the hometown of President Rodrigo Duterte already implemented the supplementary feeding program of children enrolled in day care centers. Image credit to Viral News Portal
Duterte signed the following Republic Acts (RA):


RA 10963 – The Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN law) which increases the tax of certain luxury goods while lowering one’s income tax
RA 10931 – The law that provides free tuition to all state universities and colleges.
RA 11037 – The law that obligates free lunch to all undernourished children from elementary and below.
RA 10969 – The law that provides local farmers of eight or less hectares of land with free irrigation
RA 11032 – The law that made government agencies more efficient.
RA 11036 – The law that made the nation aware of mental health 
RA 10968 – The law that institutionalized the Philippine Qualifications Framework
RA 11035 – The law that institutionalized the Balik Scientist program.
President Rodrigo Duterte and TRAIN law. Image credit to MSN.com
Duterte signs Balik Scientist law. Image credit to nexlogic – JIP.PH
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Source: Manila Bulletin