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Ako Bicol party-list Rep. Batocabe’s bills signed into law

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Ako Bicol party-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe felt elated after two of his principally authored bills have been enacted into a law.

President Rodrigo Duterte recently signed Republic Act 11039 or the Electric Cooperative Emergency and Resiliency Fund Law and the Republic Act 11038 or the Expanded NIPAS Act, both principally authored by Batocabe.

Moreover, another bill co-authored by the solon has also been signed into a law, the National Feeding Program Act.

“Yehey, two of the bills I principally authored and one I co-authored are now signed into law,” said Boatcabe.

“First, the Electric Cooperative Emergency and Resiliency Fund Law is a fulfillment of a campaign promise whereby the government should have standby funds to repair elctric posts and distributionl lines damaged by natural calamities instead of passing the costs to the consumers kaya tumataas kuryente namin sa Bicol,” he said.

“Second, I principally authored the Expanded NIPAS Act which institutionalizes the establishment, with sufficient funding, of natural parks around the country just like those in enviromentally progressive countries. Ngayon, we expect that our parks will be protected and preserved for us to enjoy and succeeding generations,” he added.

Batocabe also said that the National Feeding Program is “akin to the Nutribun” during his younger years but this time, it is “more comprehensive.”