Explanation of NO vote on Death Penalty Bill (HB No. 4727)

Good evening, Mr. Speaker, and my dear colleagues. I vote NO to the bill before us. To vote otherwise would be irresponsible knowing fully well that our criminal judicial system is not ready for the re-imposition of death penalty. Irresponsible, as this flaw or shortcoming in our criminal justice system is conducive to sending an … Continue reading Explanation of NO vote on Death Penalty Bill (HB No. 4727)

Explanation of my NO vote on HB No. 4144

Mr. Speaker, I wish to explain my vote. Mr. Speaker, I am voting against this measure for the following reasons: First, the President’s campaign against smoking must be supported. He has shown it with the way he prohibited smoking in public places in Davao. We must support this laudable policy by enacting a measure that … Continue reading Explanation of my NO vote on HB No. 4144

Let’s Continue to Empower the Basic Sectors (Privilege Speech on the BuB)

Mr. Speaker, dear colleagues, I wish to rise on a matter of personal and collective privilege on an issue that is very important, especially now that our government is in the process of fulfilling its mandate, that is, to deliver change in our country. While President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has boldly promised sweeping political and … Continue reading Let’s Continue to Empower the Basic Sectors (Privilege Speech on the BuB)

Opening Message for Araw ng Siquijor

Maayong adlaw sa inyong tanan, labina sa atong mga opisyales sa Probinsya sa Siquijor sina Governor Jecoy Villa, Vice-Governor Mimi Quezon, mga Board Members og sa mga opisyales sa unom nga munisipyo sa Siquijor. Mangayo lang kog pasaylo kay wala ko nitunga sa pinakaimportante nga adlaw sa atong probinsya. Hinaot sa sunod nga selebrasyon, mutunga … Continue reading Opening Message for Araw ng Siquijor