Rep. Alvarez ushers passage of two new laws


Through the efforts of the First District of Palawan, Cong. Franz Josef “Chicoy” Alvarez is now credited for two new bills that have successfully become Republic Acts. This accounts for two out of four recently enacted laws, a remarkable 50% successful sponsorship by the Congressman from Palawan.

We really worked hard for these two Republic Acts. I give credit to the painstaking efforts of the First District of Palawan for seeing this through,” said the Representative who chairs the Legislative Franchising committee in Congress.

Rep. Alvarez also credited his team for the accomplishment in the passage of RA 10925 and RA 10926.

RA 10925 shall enable the renewal, for another 25 years, of the franchise granted to Republic Broadcasting System, Inc., which is more popularly known as GMA Network Inc., while RA 10926 extends the franchise granted to Smart Information Technologies, Inc., currently known as Smart Communications, Inc., for the same number of years.

Rep. Alvarez bared that this achievement was not by any means a simple undertaking.

However, the work does not end in the success of the two new Republic Acts. To date, there are a total of 18 bills still going through the normal process of approval. Fifteen measures have been filed and approved on the third reading, while three measures have been filed and approved on second reading. If the current performance of the committee is any indication, Rep. Alvarez said, it is only a matter of time before these bills will be enacted into law.

Led by Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, the Legislative Franchising committee was commended on the session that preceded the recent State of the Nation Address by President Rodrigo Duterte. The Speaker, during his speech, expressed his full trust and confidence in Chairman Cong. Franz Alvarez, as the committee was noted as one of the top performing committees in the House of Representatives today

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