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JV Ejercito files infra dev’t master plan bill, amendments to UHC, Doble Plaka laws

Senator JV Ejercito has prioritized the filing of the bill creating a comprehensive infrastructure master plan, as well as measures amending the Universal Health Care Act and the Doble Plaka Law.

In a statement, Ejercito said the Comprehensive Infrastructure Development Master Plan includes transportation modernization, railway systems, ports, modernization of airports which will stimulate economic growth and spread out development not only in Metro Manila but all over the provinces.

The lawmaker also filed a bill amending the UHC by adjusting the current Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) premium contributions schemes amid the ongoing economic crisis in the country.

Also included in his priority bills is the amendment to Republic Act No. 11235 or the “Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act" popularly known as the “Doble Plaka Law."

Ejercito proposed replacing the large motorcycle license plates with a radio-frequency identification (RFID) scanner system.

The returning senator also filed the following bills:

  • Regional Specialty Care Act
  • Health Workers Salary Upgrading Act
  • Barangay Officials Salary Standardization Act
  • Health Workers Housing Act
  • Agri-Food Terminals and Trading Centers Act
  • Barangay Officials Retirement Benefits Act
  • Public Utility Motorcycles Act
  • Transportation Network Service Act
  • Crop Insurance Program for Small Farmers Act
  • Stiffer Penalty for Abandonment of One’s Own Victim
  • LGU Solidarity Fund for Disaster Response and Recovery Act
  • Safe Alternative Mobility Act
  • Increasing the Share of Local Governments in National Taxes
  • Barangay Food Security Act
  • Magna Carta for Barangay Health Workers Act
  • Philippine e-Health System and Services Act
  • Security of Tenure Act

— BM, GMA News

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