Neophyte lawmaker and Kabataan Party-list Rep. Raoul Manuel filed 10 House bills (HBs) and 10 House Resolutions (HRs) last June 30, or the first day for the fifiling of measures for the 19th Congress.
Top-billing the measures is a request for the House to look into the alleged fraud during the May 2022 polls, as well as the abolition of the controversial Anti-Terror Law.
Qn unnumbered bill filed by Manuel on June 30 was titled, “Resolution Urging the Committees on Suffrage and Electoral Reforms and on Good Governance and Public Accountability to Investigate Immediately, in Aid of Legislation, the Irregularities and the Failure to Achieve Free and Fair Election Standards in Conducting the May 9, 2022 Polls, With Special Attention to the Participation of Smartmatic Philippines and Concerned Public Servants Including the Commission on Elections.”
Manuel also filed “An Act Repealing Republic Act 11479, Otherwise Known as the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020.”
Each of the bills and resolutions filed by the youth lawmaker were also introduced by fellow Makabayan bloc members ACT-Teachers Party-list Rep. France Castro and Gabriela Women’s Party-list Rep. Arlene Brosas.
The militant solons are expected to comprise the House minority bloc, which will seek to become the counterforce to the “supermajority” bloc.
Here is a list of the bills and resolutions filed by the youth lawmaker:
An Act Establishing The National Filipino Youth Museum
An Act Re-Orienting The Philippine Mining Industry Towards National Industrialization And Ensuring The Highest Industry Development Standards, And For Other Purposes
An Act Imposing A ‘super-Rich Tax’ On Individuals With Net Value Assets Exceeding One Billion Pesos (P1,000,000,000.00), Amending For The Purpose Certain Provisions Of The National Internal Revenue Code Of 1997 Or Republic Act 10963 As Amended
An Act Declaring The Students’ Rights
An Act Defining The Rights And Fundamental Freedoms Of Human Rights
Defenders, Declaring State Responsibilities And Instituting Effective
Mechanisms For The Protection And Promotion Of These Rights And Freedoms
An Act Promoting Critical Media And Information Literacy In The Philippines And Prescribing Its Enhanced Inclusion In The Educational System And Curriculum In The Philippines, For Such Other Purposes, And Appropriating Funds Therefor
An Act Upholding The Academic Freedom Of All Academic Institutions,
Providing Penalties For Violations Thereof, And For Other Purposes
An Act Providing Financial Assistance To Subsidize Education Costs And Providing Other Forms Of Relief During Times Of National Emergencies And Crises, And Appropriating Funds Therefor
An Act Providing For The Safe Reopening Of Schools And Appropriating Funds Therefor
Resolution Expressing the Sense of the House of Representatives Urging the Commission on Higher Education, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, and Department Education to Issue a Directive to Immediately Stop the National Task Force to End the Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC)’s Deadly Red-Tagging Campaign in Educational Institutions
Resolution Urging the House of Representatives to Provide Monetary Assistance to Public Utility Jeepney Drivers and Operators and to Oppose the Anti-Poor Phase-Out of Traditional Jeepneys
Resolution Urging The Commission On Human Rights (CHR) And The House Committee On Human Rights To Conduct, In Aid Of Legislation, A Thorough Investigation And Review Of The Cases Of Slain Victims Of The War On Drugs And All Related Atrocities
Resolution Urging The Concerned Committees Of The House Of Representatives To Review The K-12 Program
Resolution To Investigate The ‘front’ Organizations Of The National Task Force To End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) And The Public Funds Being Used Therefor
A Resolution To Uphold The Institutional Autonomy Of Student Councils/Governments And Student Publications
Resolution Declaring Unity To Protect Educational Institutions As Zones Of Peace And Academic Freedom
Resolution Urging The Department Of Education And Commission On Higher Education To Impose Moratorium On Tuition And Other Fee Increases On All Educational Institutions Amid Historic Health And Economic Crises
Resolution For The Adoption Of A People’s Green New Deal For A Just And Green Economic Recovery