CamSur Rep. Villafuerte lauds enactment of Magna Carta for the Poor


Camarines Sur Rep. Luis Raymund “LRay” Villafuerte has lauded the signing of the Magna Carta for the Poor into a law.

President Rodrigo R. Duterte recently signed the Magna Carta for the Poor Law of the Republic Act 11291.

“The Magna Carta for the Poor bill which I principally authored is now a Law , RA 11291,” Villafuerte said.

“Proud to announce that out of the more than 340 bills I filed and principally authored over 40 has passed into law,” he added.

The Magna Carta for the Poor aims to uplift the standard living and quality of life of the poor.

It likewise aims to “achieve an inclusive and sustainable path to end poverty in all forms.”

The top five rights of the poor under this law are: right to food; right to employment and livelihood; right to free, relevant and quality education; right to shelter; and right to basic health services and medicines.

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