Peter Laviña

The ABCs (Activities, Beliefs and Campaigns) of City Councilor Peter Tiu Laviña of Davao City, Philippines. This blog started on March 9, 2006.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Agenda of SP Session, March 14


Highlights of the Calendar of Business

Invocation - Hon. Susan Isabel C. Reta

Items under First Reading (Items Nos. 2272 to 2286 or 15 new items)
> Item No. 2275 - Resolution to urge Congress to enact legislation to devolve some of the functions, powers and resources of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to local government units (LGUs) to mainstream Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) affairs in local governance (Proposed by Honorable Peter T. Lavina);
> Item No. 2277 - Proposed Ordinance penalizing smoke belching vehicles plying within the territorial jurisdiction of Davao City (Proposed by Honorables Arnolfo Ricardo B. Cabling, Jesus A. Zozobrado, Leonardo R.Avila III and Peter T. Lavina)

Items under Third & Final Reading (1 item)
> Item No. 1749 - "The Anti-Cable Antennae Television (CATV) and Cable Internet Service Provider (ISP) Signal and Pilferage Ordinance of Davao City" (Proposed by Honorable Pilar C. Braga)

Items under Deferred Committee Reports (3 items)
> Item No. 760 (Committee on Tourism and Beautification), Item No. 1989 (Committee on Appointments and Govt Reorganization), Item No. 2230 (Committee on Rules, Laws and Ordinances)

Items under New Committee Reports (9 items)
> Items No. 2133, No. 2134, No. 2156, No. 2158 (Committee on Rules, Laws and Ordinances)
> Item No. 1920 (Committee on Finance)
> Item No. 718 (Committee on Appointments and Govt Reorganization)
> Item No. 2071 - Application for Development Permit of Tierra Solariega - Paseo B located at Puan, Talomo, containing an area of 13,476 square meters, more or less; No. 2119 - Application for exemption from the Amended Zoning Ordinance to accommodate a wet and dry market on a property classified as Medium Density Residentail Zone located at Los Amigos containing an area of 2,000 square meters, more or less (Committee on Housing, Rural & Urban Development)
> Item No. 2032 - Amendments to the City Ordinances Nos. 108 and 0195 relative to traffic rerouting schemes (Committee on Energy, Transportation & Communication)

1 Comments:

Blogger MAWE said...

Dear Peter,

Sorry to call you by your first name.

I am an OFW here in Riyadh and actively involved advocating issues for the welfare of OFW's. In fact I am presently the Secretary General of the OFW Congress-Riyadh a group composed of various Filipino Community Organizations.

It so happen that i was able to drop by at your blog and admire your effort urging Congress to enact legislation to devolve some of the functions, powers and resources of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to local government units (LGUs) to mainstream Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) affairs in local governance.

Actually during the First OFW’s Conference on Reintegration In KSA At Marriot Hotel, we submitted a Position Paper with the following:

1)Recognize OFWs as a "special sector" and strengthen OFW representation in policy -formulating boards;

2)Make economic and social reintegration a centerpiece of the country's overseas employment program sustained by legislative and executive initiatives;

3)Ensure the involvement of the different departments and bureaus of the national and local government in the CORP;

4)Commit human, financial and other requisite resources for the comprehensive approach to OFW reintegration; and

5)Provide empowering mechanisms to migrants, their families and communities, and advocates to enhance their involvement in the affairs of governance locally and overseas.

But all of the above were not taken seriously from our Govt. especially to those agencies that oversees OFW concerns.

Looking forward that all of these will be realized soon through your humble effort.

Thank you and more power.

God Bless!

Manuel "Bong" Amora
http://www.ofwempowerment.blogspot.com/

3:13 PM  

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