MAGDALO TAKES PRIDE IN 16th, 17th CONGRESS LEGISLATIVE PERFORMANCE, PAYS GRATITUDE TO SUPPORTERS
Outgoing Magdalo Party-List Representative Gary Alejano proudly reports the accomplishments of the Magdalo Party-List in the 16th and 17th Congress as he bows out as its Representative on June 30, 2019.
Based on the report card released by the office of the Magdalo solon, 515 and 818 bills and resolutions were filed in the 16th and 17th Congress respectively.
Forty laws authored by Alejano were enacted in the past Congresses. Among the notable ones are the Department of Information and Communications (DICT) Act, the Mental Health Act, the Philippine Identification System Act, the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act, and the institutionalization of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).
As a staunch advocate of security sector reform in the country, the Magdalo Party-List also pushed for the increase of monthly old-age pension and burial assistance of veterans, the Philippine Criminology Profession Act, the Rank Classification of the Philippine National Police (PNP), and the base pay increase of military and uniformed personnel.
In the 16th Congress, Magdalo ranked 1st among the party lists with the most number of authored laws enacted and was among the most productive party lists of the 17th Congress.
“Bilang mambabatas, mandato po naming magbalangkas at magpasa ng mga batas na makakabuti sa ating mga kababayan at maisulong ang kapakanan ng aming mga constituents sa security sector. Karangalan ko pong makapaglingkod sa bayan bilang representante ng Magdalo Party-List at magampanan ang aming tungkulin sa mamamayan. I firmly believe that I made the most out of my two terms so far in Congress and that I never shortchanged the Filipino people,” Alejano stressed.
Life post-17th Congress
While Magdalo Party-List won one seat in Congress, Alejano’s term concludes at noon on June 30.
“The Magdalo Party-List welcomes its new Representative – former Navy officer and my classmate in PMA, Manuel Cabochan. We vow that the Party-List’s service to our constituents and consistent stance on various issues will continue with a new leader at the helm,” Alejano said.
“As for me, I will continue to pursue my advocacies as a private citizen. Serving our country has always been a life-long commitment. Hindi naman sabay natapos sa aking termino ang pagmamahal at pagtatanggol sa bayan. Hindi po ako magsasawang ipaglaban ang karapatan ng mga Pilipino at ang ating soberenya laban sa mga nananamantala gaya ng China,” he added.
The former Marine Officer concluded with an expression of gratitude towards his supporters in the 16th and 17th Congress, as well as during the 2019 National and Local Elections.
“Nagpapasalamat po ako sa suporta ng ating mga kababayan. Nakakataba po ng puso ang mga words of encouragement mula sa mga ordinaryong mamamayan at mga miyembro ng security sector. These have been very significant for us and for our volunteers on the ground lalo na noong nagdaang halalan,” Alejano concluded.
It is for Him, why I do what I do. To God be all the glory!
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