‘Pulong’ highlights House achievements

Davao City first District representative Paolo Duterte with Vice President Sara Duterte takes a selfie during the opening of the 19th Congress on Monday July 25, 2022. Photo by Yummie Dingding

DAVAO CITY – First Congressional District Representative Paolo Duterte has released on Sunday his accomplishments from October 2022 to March 2023 as a second-term member of the House of Representatives.

The lawmaker highlighted the 39 House Bills he had authored, of which one was enacted into law, while others are still pending in the different committees in the House and some were already sent and received by the Senate for reading.

Among his proposed measures are 04696 and 02384, an act protecting senior citizens from violence and providing them opportunities, respectively; 05074, an act providing Filipinos’ free annual medical checkups; and 06743, an act where parents of children with disability will get a monthly subsidy.

Duterte also cited achievements in various projects, such as medical and burial assistance, emergency response, educational aid, Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers with the Department of Labor and Employment and infrastructure.

The lawmaker also assisted 9,126 patients and 119 senior citizens at the Southern Philippines Medical Center, 582 cancer patients, and 11,801 patients in private hospitals. His office also aided 1,246 families in burial.

Duterte also helped 1,088 fire victims and 896 flood victims per family, and 11,019 identified beneficiaries under the TUPAD program. His office assisted 800 college scholars, 23 postgraduates in medicine, and four postgraduates in law school.

His office has provided two more transporter ambulance vehicles to barangays that do not have one and turned over nine multi-purpose buildings, one fire station, and two evacuation centers-covered courts to their respective beneficiaries.

The lawmaker has led the construction of several infrastructures, such as drainage systems, roads, revetment, water systems, creeks, bypass roads, and seawalls. His office also accommodated 125 solicitations and gave tents, wheelchairs, nebulizers, and hearing aids to beneficiaries.

Duterte is the second-term member of the House of Representatives elected during the 2022 national polls. He served the first term in the same position after being elected last May 2019.

The lawmaker has a track record of effectively running a government office.

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