Baguio representative files 15 bills on 18th Congress


BAGUIO CITY – Congressman Mark Go filed his first 15 priority bills during the first eight days after assuming his second term in congress.

“This is what we have promised as contained in our 10- point agenda. We would like to continue our work for these important measures that need to be enacted into law,” Go said in a press statement on Thursday, July 11, 2019.

The statement also said the priority bills filed by Go were measures addressing major concerns in the city: HB1337 or the creation of the Baguio, La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba and Tublay Development Authority (BLISTTDA); HB 1342 or the full rehabilitation of Kennon Road; HB 1341 declaring Burnham Park as heritage park; HB 1900 or the revision of the charter of Baguio City; and HR 44, a resolution to investigate the disparity in the prices of fuel between Baguio and Rosario, La Union.

He also re-filed HB 1903 and HB 1391 for the elderly, to grant additional discount for utility consumption of senior citizens, and to advance the benefits for our centenarians, respectively, the statement said.

He also re-filed HB 1901, a bill granting travel tax exemption for delegates representing the country to international competitions, including additional discount on travel tax for senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs).

Incentive leave of workers free dialysis for poor patient and HB 1902, authorizing the Department of Health to set and increase the bed capacity of government hospitals were also re-filed, the statement said.

Go stated, “We would like to ensure that we are responding to the needs of our marginalized sectors and further improve our health care services and facilities that would benefit them particularly the poor and indigents”.

The other two of the 15 bills filed were HB 1340, a measure that fosters planting two trees for every child born, for environmental protection and preservation; and HB 1344 or a program on Barangay Road Development (BRD) that will ensure connection of barangays to business centers, eventually promoting commerce, trade, and development in cities and municipalities.

Go said the program shall be under the supervision of the Department of Public Works and Highways. “We will never falter in our commitment to enact laws that would redound to the common good and would be beneficial to the people of Baguio and the whole of the Filipino people,” Go said.

Merriam del Rosario-ABN