DOST Launching of Tigum-Aganan Weather Monitoring System

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Congressman Jerry P. Treñas

The development of our antiquated and inefficient weather monitoring systems is a must in order to prevent tragedies and wide-spread destruction brought about by severe weather disturbances. I am thus grateful to the joint efforts of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and Smart Telecommunications to establish a Weather Monitoring System in the Tigum-Aganan River System.

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House Committees Approve Treñas Bills

Quezon City – The House Committee on Banks and Financial Intermediaries approved House Bill No. 1662: The Anti-Hoarding of Philippine Legal Tender Coins Act of Iloilo City Representative Jerry Treñas. The Bill empowers the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to go after syndicates engaged in large-scale coin hoarding. “It is a must for us to empower the Central Bank to abate this unscrupulous practice which is compromising the integrity of the Philippine Peso. We must not allow these people to sabotage our economy through the absence of a law penalizing the large –scale hoarding of coins,” said Treñas.

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Treñas Wants Higher Ceiling for 13th Month Pay and Bonus Tax Exemption

Quezon City – Representative Jerry Treñas of the lone district of Iloilo City wants to increase the tax exemption threshold for 13th month pay and other bonuses from the existing Php30,000 to Php75,000. In his House Bill 3670, Treñas seeks to increase the amount of tax exempt bonuses for all employees in both the private and public sector. It also mandates the Finance Department and the Bureau of Internal Revenue to increase the threshold every three years based on the consumer price index and inflation.

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Iloilo City Solon to Push for Inclusion of Graphic Picture Warnings on Tobacco Products

Quezon City – Congressman Jerry Treñas of Iloilo City believes that graphic picture warnings illustrating the harmful and fatal effects of smoking cigarettes should be included in all of the packages of tobacco products. Treñas filed House Bill 3715, which mandates all tobacco companies to include these picture warnings aside from the existing textual warning stating that cigarette smoking is dangerous to one’s health.
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House Committee on Justice Approves Trenas Bill Creating Additional Trial Courts

Quezon City – The House of Representatives Committee on Justice approved House Bill 2927 of Iloilo City Representative Jerry Treñas, which seeks to create five (5) new Regional Trial Courts (RTCs) in Iloilo City. “We should prioritize the creation of additional RTCs, especially in populous and highly urbanized cities such as Iloilo City, to ensure the speedy disposition of litigated cases,” said Treñas.

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Iloilo City Solon Files Bill Seeking to Provide Philhealth Coverage for Barangay Officials and Employees

Congressman Jerry Trenas of the lone district of Iloilo City filed House Bill No. 3684 which seeks to provide free Philhealth coverage for all barangay officials and employees. The bill proposes for the inclusion of all barangay officials and employees under the National Insurance Health Program of the country and for the national government to pay for their premiums.

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Iloilo City Representative Files Bill Increasing Salary Grade of Teachers

Quezon City – Iloilo City Solon Jerry Treñas filed House Bill 3114 which proposes to upgrade the minimum salary grade of public school teachers from Salary Grade 11 to Salary Grade 19. The legislative measure declares it a State policy to give paramount importance to the welfare of the public school teachers of the country, in furtherance of the policy of the State to give utmost priority to education.

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Bill Mandating Speed Limiters on Buses Filed in Congress

A proposed bill seeking to mandate the installation of speed limiters on all public utility buses was filed in the House of Representatives by Iloilo City Representative Jerry Treñas. The Iloilo City Solon filed House Bill 3624, which mandates all bus companies with franchises to operate public utility buses in the Philippines, operating both city and provincial routes, to install speed limiters on all public utility buses, limiting the maximum speed to 60 kilometers per hour.

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