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Thursday, August 17, 2017

House Bill Requires Government Officials To Use Public Transportation Once A Month


Traffic is the the problem that the commuters in the Philippines is facing everyday and deemed almost impossible to solve. With millions of commuters and growing number of vehicles added by inefficient and faulty railways, this dilemma is a burden for every commuters who come to work schools and elsewhere. This is the problem that has been handed down from administration to administration and unless the government formulate and implement an effective solution, will stay for generations.  Representative Niel Abayon of AANGAT TAYO Party List passed a bill that will require all public officials to experience the sentiments of the riding public by ordering them to take public transportation once a month.    House Bill 6195 or the "Public Servants' Commuting via Public Transport Act" requires all elected and appointed national and local government officials and public servants with the rank of division chief to department secretary. The President , Vice-president, supreme court justices and those in serious medical conditions are exempted. Public officials can take their pick from buses, jeepneys, trains, taxis. It they have to travel by air, officials has to use the economy class seats. penalties awaits those who will not comply.  The bill proponent said that this will help the lawmakers to further influence their policy making to solve the growing traffic problem in the country. Some public officials agreed on the policy. DFA Secretary Allan Peter Cayetano said that it doesn't even need to be a bill for the public officials to do it. They can take initiative and take public transportation systems to feel how the common people struggle everyday.  President Duterte and his cabinet now embarks with massive infrastructure projects to provide ease in transportation by building roads and mass transport system. Abayon believes that public service requires empathy and concern for the people whom they serve. Source: CNN Philippines  Read More:     China's plans to hire Filipino household workers to their five major cities including Beijing and Shanghai, was reported at a local newspaper Philippine Star. it could be a big break for the household workers who are trying their luck in finding greener pastures by working overseas  China is offering up to P100,000  a month, or about HK$15,000. The existing minimum allowable wage for a foreign domestic helper in Hong Kong is  around HK$4,310 per month.  Dominador Say, undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), said that talks are underway with Chinese embassy officials on this possibility. China’s five major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen will soon be the haven for Filipino domestic workers who are seeking higher income.  DOLE is expected to have further negotiations on the launch date with a delegation from China in September.   according to Usec Say, Chinese employers favor Filipino domestic workers for their English proficiency, which allows them to teach their employers’ children.    Chinese embassy officials also mentioned that improving ties with the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte has paved the way for the new policy to materialize.  There is presently a strict work visa system for foreign workers who want to enter mainland China. But according Usec. Say, China is serious about the proposal.   Philippine Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said an estimated 200,000 Filipino domestic helpers are  presently working illegally in China. With a great demand for skilled domestic workers, Filipino OFWs would have an option to apply using legal processes on their desired higher salary for their sector. Source: ejinsight.com, PhilStar Read More:  The effectivity of the Nationwide Smoking Ban or  E.O. 26 (Providing for the Establishment of Smoke-free Environment in Public and Enclosed Places) started today, July 23, but only a few seems to be aware of it.  President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Executive Order 26 with the citizens health in mind. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the executive order is a milestone where the government prioritize public health protection.    The smoking ban includes smoking in places such as  schools, universities and colleges, playgrounds, restaurants and food preparation areas, basketball courts, stairwells, health centers, clinics, public and private hospitals, hotels, malls, elevators, taxis, buses, public utility jeepneys, ships, tricycles, trains, airplanes, and  gas stations which are prone to combustion. The Department of Health  urges all the establishments to post "no smoking" signs in compliance with the new executive order. They also appeal to the public to report any violation against the nationwide ban on smoking in public places.   Read More:          ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS, TYPE KEYWORDS and TITLE OF ARTICLE at the box below Smoking is only allowed in designated smoking areas to be provided by the owner of the establishment. Smoking in private vehicles parked in public areas is also prohibited. What Do You Need To know About The Nationwide Smoking Ban Violators will be fined P500 to P10,000, depending on their number of offenses, while owners of establishments caught violating the EO will face a fine of P5,000 or imprisonment of not more than 30 days. The Department of Health  urges all the establishments to post "no smoking" signs in compliance with the new executive order. They also appeal to the public to report any violation against the nationwide ban on smoking in public places.          ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO  Dominador Say, undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), said that talks are underway with Chinese embassy officials on this possibility. China’s five major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen will soon be the destination for Filipino domestic workers who are seeking higher income.
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Traffic is the the problem that the commuters in the Philippines is facing everyday and deemed almost impossible to solve. With millions of commuters and growing number of vehicles added by inefficient and faulty railways, this dilemma is a burden for every commuters who come to work schools and elsewhere. This is the problem that has been handed down from administration to administration and unless the government formulate and implement an effective solution, will stay for generations.
 Representative Niel Abayon of AANGAT TAYO Party List passed a bill that will require all public officials to experience the sentiments of the riding public by ordering them to take public transportation once a month. 


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 House Bill 6195 or the "Public Servants' Commuting via Public Transport Act" requires all elected and appointed national and local government officials and public servants with the rank of division chief to department secretary. The President , Vice-president, supreme court justices and those in serious medical conditions are exempted.
Public officials can take their pick from buses, jeepneys, trains, taxis. It they have to travel by air, officials has to use the economy class seats. penalties awaits those who will not comply.

The bill proponent said that this will help the lawmakers to further influence their policy making to solve the growing traffic problem in the country. Some public officials agreed on the policy. DFA Secretary Allan Peter Cayetano said that it doesn't even need to be a bill for the public officials to do it. They can take initiative and take public transportation systems to feel how the common people struggle everyday.
Source: CNN Philippines President Duterte and his cabinet now embarks with massive infrastructure projects to provide ease in transportation by building roads and mass transport system.

Abayon believes that public service requires empathy and concern for the people whom they serve.



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