Congress urged to study, provide recommendations to strengthen Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022

Siquijor Representative Rav Rocamora today filed House Resolution No. 850 urging the House of Representatives to study and provide recommendations to the government’s Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022. The 6-year plan prepared by the National Economic and Development Authority serves as the country’s economic roadmap for the next six years and serves to detail the … Continue reading Congress urged to study, provide recommendations to strengthen Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022

Siquijor solon celebrates International Women’s Day by filing bill penalizing all forms of sexual harassment

PDP Laban and Lone District of Siquijor Representative Rav Rocamora today filed a bill penalizing all forms of sexual harassment, whether in public or private, and whether online or offline. “The SWS conducted a survey last year and I was shocked to learn that three out of five women have experienced sexual harassment at least … Continue reading Siquijor solon celebrates International Women’s Day by filing bill penalizing all forms of sexual harassment

PNP urged to look into possibility some drug war deaths might be extortion related similar to ‘Tokhang for Ransom’

Siquijor Representative Rav Rocamora urged Philippine National Police Chief Ronald Dela Rosa to investigate the possibility that some of the deaths in the drug war might be victims of tokhang-for-ransom operations conducted by rogue police officers. According to Rocamora, a thorough investigation should be conducted by the PNP if it is really serious in cleaning … Continue reading PNP urged to look into possibility some drug war deaths might be extortion related similar to ‘Tokhang for Ransom’

New criminal code among major reforms needed by PH justice system – Rep. Rocamora

Amid the government’s intensified campaign against crime, Siquijor Representative Rav Rocamora called for a new criminal code to replace the old Revised Penal Code (RPC), otherwise known as Act No. 3815. The lawmaker pointed to the RPC as insufficient to address crimes in the modern context. “It is popular knowledge that our justice system is … Continue reading New criminal code among major reforms needed by PH justice system – Rep. Rocamora

“Let’s not forget our humanity” – Solon urges fellow legislators to rethink push for death penalty revival

Siquijor Representative Ramon Rocamora urged fellow members of the House of Representatives Justice Committee to rethink their stand on reviving the death penalty. He cautioned his colleagues, arguing that the death penalty will only worsen the unequal access to justice that favors the powerful and moneyed over the powerless and poor. “We need clarity and … Continue reading “Let’s not forget our humanity” – Solon urges fellow legislators to rethink push for death penalty revival