MANILA – Rep. Alfred Vargas of Quezon City’s District 5 gives his best in as a public servant, just like how he gives his 100 percent when he acts.
In his first year in public office, he already has 85 principally authored and co-authored bills. During his first Congressional Report to the district, he shared in front of more than 1,200 people that he and his colleagues proposed five out of the 10 landmark bills passed to the Lower House on its first regular session. These include the mandatory PhilHealth coverage for all senior citizens, the unified student financial assistance system, national land use and management, the creation of special education centers in every public school division, and the Go Negosyo Act.
Aside from these, Vargas also filed a resolution that mandates the establishment of passport issuance office in Novaliches, Quezon City. The said office will start operating during the last quarter of the year.
“I focused on the basics,” shared Vargas. “These include livelihood, housing and education. Of course, two of my advocacies include the senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs).”
He added that he still has pending projects for approval of the Lower House. These are the creation of national high schools in five barangays of District 5 and establishment of Novaliches State University.
Vargas also mentioned that his project agenda include the following: creating a national cancer institute, campaign to prevent teenage pregnancy, granting of benefits to OFWs, banning the detention of cadavers in hospitals and funerals, promotion of local arts and entertainment industry, and creation of mass transport system in District 5.