ORANI, Bataan – First district representative Geraldine B. Roman has so far filed at least 15 House Bills (HBs) even before she started her official job at the House of Representatives in Quezon City.
This was revealed to reporters who covered the launching of Mayor Efren “Bondjong” Pascual Jr.’s “May Pagasa sa Orani” program for the drug personalities here who voluntarily surrendered at the Orani Multi-Purpose Gym last Thursday.
“So far I have filed 15 house bills, 5 for Bataan, 7 or 8 I think for national and one of it is the anti-discrimination bill on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity,” Roman said.
Other bills passed by Roman include the declaration of two areas in Bataan as eco-tourism zones; reclassification of some parts of Roosevelt Park; increase for veterans’ pension; caregivers act; reforming the electoral system disallowing substitution of candidates; increase in the shares of income for Bataan towns included in the SBMA Freeport Zone; alternative learning system; and the national scholarship system, to name a few.
Roman also reported she continues to hold consultative meetings every month with different sectors to solicit more ideas and proposals for her to develop it into house bills.