AKBAYAN Rep. Mayong Aguja

Resolutions by Cong. Mayong

HOUSE RESOLUTIONS PRINCIPALLY AUTHORED BY CONG. MAYONG AGUJA

HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

HR00165. Resolution directing the Committees on Housing and Urban Development and on Civil Political and Human Rights to investigate the North Rail and South Manila Commuter Rail Rehabilitation Projects and its effects on the residents living in areas adjacent to the railway tracks

  • Status: Adopted Resolution (Pending with the committee on HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT since 2004-11-09)

HR00709. Resolution directing the Committee on Housing and Urban Development to conduct an inquiry, in aid of any future legislation, in the position taken by the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) and Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) on the issued EO 70, thus, discrediting the right to security of tenure of affected urban poor communities in Taguig, Metro Manila

  • Status: Adopted Resolution (Pending with the committee on HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT since 2005-05-24)

HR00762. Resolution directing the House Committee on Housing and Urban Development to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the alleged erroneous identification of beneficiaries in Barangay Graceville, San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, which resulted in the possible eviction of more or less one hundred thirty six (136) original and actual settlers, and recommend steps or measure that will lead into the review of R.A. NO. 7279 particularly on provisions pertaining to identification of beneficiaries for purposes of acquiring properties through the Community Mortgage Program (CMP) of the Government

  • Status: Adopted Resolution (Pending with the committee on HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT since 2005-05-31)

CIVIL, POLITICAL, AND HUMAN RIGHTS

HR00186. Resolution directing the Committee on Civil, Political and Human Rights and the Committee on Justice to jointly conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, into the killing of Jacinto ‘Rashid’ Manahan, Jr. and the other 250 unresolved killing in Davao City since 2001 and the apparent failure of the State to protect its citizens and human rights defenders from these assaults on their right to life and due process law

  • Status: Adopted Resolution (Pending with the committee on CIVIL, POLITICAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS since 2004-11-09)

HR00296. Resolution directing the House Committee on Civil, Political, and Human Rights to immediately conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the recent spate of demolition and confiscation of properties of the vendors in ‘talipapa sa highway’ in Parañaque City, allegedly committed by the elements of Philippine National Construction Corporation (PNCC), and to recommend appropriate steps for measures that will address the recurring procedural lapses in conducting demolitions which apparently violates the constitutional provisions on human rights

  • Status: Adopted Resolution (Pending with the committee on HUMAN RIGHTS since 2005-01-18)

LABOR

HR00303. Resolution urging the Committees on Agricultural, Food and Fisheries, Labor and Employment and Civil, Political and Human Rights to immediately conduct an inquiry into the strike of Filipino fishing workers against RD Tuna Ventures, inc, in particular, and into the prevailing structure and system of the fishing industry, in general, and for this purpose shall call to testify all concerned

  • Status: Adopted Resolution (Pending with the committee on LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT since 2005-01-18)

HR01016. Resolution directing the House Committee on Labor and Employment to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the standing claim of PNB Employees for backpay of “EQUITY/COLA & SPECIAL COLA/AMELIORATION ALLOWANCE” illegally integrated in the basic salary of employees

  • Status: Adopted Resolution (Pending with the committee on LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT since 2006-01-25)

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

HR00312. Resolution directing the House Committee on Cultural Communities to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the status of the living condition of our indigenous people, in time for the conclusion of the international decade 0f the world’s indigenous people program of the united nations, and to recommend steps or measures focusing on the adoption of a national policy for indigenous peoples’ development that might serve as a framework for the un system’s work globally, and to recommend whether or not the Philippine government favors to extend the decade’s program

  • Status: Adopted Resolution (Pending with the committee on NATIONAL CULTURAL COMMUNITIES since 2005-01-18)

GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION

HR00329. Resolution directing the House of Representatives through the Committees on Government Reorganization and Civil and Professional Regulation to conduct an inquiry, in aid of possible remedial legislation, into the specific mechanics and rationale for the proposed rationalization plan, summoning for this purpose the Civil Service Commission (CSC), Department of Budget and Management (DBM), and other concerned government agencies, as well as concerned groups, to present information and views on the said plan

  • Status: Adopted Resolution (Pending with the committee on GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION since 2005-01-18)

SENIOR CITIZENS

HR00382. Resolution directing the House Committee on Social Services to immediately investigate, in aid of legislation, the possible violations of Section 4 of Republic Act No. 9257, otherwise known as the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2003

  • Status: Adopted Resolution (Pending with the committee on SOCIAL SERVICES since 2005-01-18)

GOOD GOVERNMENT

HR00534. Resolution directing the House Committee On Good Government to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the failure of the Department of Education-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DEPED-ARMM) to remit to the Government Service Insurance Service System (GSIS) the compulsory contributions of its members amounting to a total of P968,701,790.77, inclusive of interest, covering the period 1997-2003, and the illegal disbursements made by some officials of the ARMM, and to recommend steps or measures that will address and prevent the recurrence of the same practice in future DepEd-ARMM disbursements

  • Status: Adopted Resolution (Pending with the committee on GOOD GOVERNMENT since 2005-02-22)

HR00894. Resolution directing the House Special Committee on Overseas Workers Affairs to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the alleged malversation of funds of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) which allegedly were allocated to grant incentives perks to the employees of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) from the period 2002 to 2004, despite without basis in law as declared “UNAUTHORIZED” by the Commission on Audit (COA)

  • Status: Adopted Resolution (Pending with the committee on GOOD GOVERNMENT since 2005-10-11)

ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

HR00708. Resolution directing the Committees on Natural Resources and Ecology to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the alleged failure of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources- Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) to effectively implement Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) system in accordance with the principles of sustainable development thru the issuance of Department Administrative Order 2003- 30 (dao 03-30) and its procedural manual

  • Status: Adopted Resolution (Pending with the committee on NATURAL RESOURCES since 2005-05-24)

MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS

HR00731. Resolution directing the House Committee on Millenium Development Goals to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the participation of the National and the Local Government Units (LGUs) as well as other government agencies, being the collaborative partners and major stakeholders in the crafting agenda in pursuit of the Millenium Development Goals, and to find out what are the challenges that the Philippine Government may be facing in the attainment of its targets as scheduled

  • Status: Adopted Resolution (Pending with the committee on MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS since 2005-05-31)

HR00732. Resolution directing the House Committee on Millenium Development Goals to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the status of budgetary allocation of all government agencies involved in the pursuit of the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs), and recommended steps or measures that will ensure that in their budget presentation to Congress, a section thereof shall include a report on their respective tasks and accomplishments with respect to MDGs as well as their prospective budgetary programs for the next budget year

  • Status: Adopted Resolution (Pending with the committee on MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS since 2005-05-31)

AQUACULTURE AND FISHERIES

HR00830. Resolution directing the House Committee on Aquaculture and Fisheries to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the proliferation of Pacific White Shrimp (PENEAUS VANNAMEI), an exotic species suspected to be the carrier of several viral diseases to the detriment of the local shrimp industry, notwithstanding importation of the same has been prohibited since 2001 by the Department of Agriculture through Fisheries Administrative Order No. 207, and provide steps or measures for the immediate banning of its importation pending further investigation on the matter.

  • Status: Adopted Resolution (Pending with the committee on AQUACULTURE AND FISHERIES RESOURCES since 2005-10-04)

BURMA

HR00996.Resolution calling the Philippine Government to strongly urge the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to support the demand of the International Community for the inclusion of Myanmar in the agenda of the United Nations Security Council
Status: Resolution reported out 2006-04-03 (#01654);Submitted by FOREIGN AFFAIRS

TRADE and WTO

HR01013. Resolution directing the House Special Committee on Globalization to conduct an urgent inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the “ASEAN-PLUS” Trade Agreements that Government has been negotiating without transparency and public consultation, in violation of the Filipino People’s right to information and meaningful participation in decision-making, and which has far-reaching effects on the Philippine economy, especially domestic employment and industry

  • Status: Adopted Resolution (Pending with the committee on GLOBALIZATION AND WTO since 2006-01-25)
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One Response to “Resolutions by Cong. Mayong”

  1. Reming Tong said

    I would like to bring to your attention my humble observation regarding JPEPA which would allow Japan’s fishing fleets to fish for tuna (yellow fin, big eye, skip jack) in waters of Mindanao.

    Let me clarify that it will not only be in Mindanao but throughout the Philippine archipelago’s Exclusive Economic Zone, the 200 miles stretch of water from the shore, where these tuna are found abundantly that Japanese fishing fleets are allowed to fish for tuna under JPEPA.

    Unfortunately, this is one of Japan’s hidden gain under JPEPA not fully disclosed by Philippine government (DTI & DA). The provisions of JPEPA (Art. 28(d)% 29) involving “factory ships” were specifically and cleverly tailored for Japanese fishing fleets and industry as the Philippines does not have a single factory ship. These factory ships have an advantage over Philippine entities engage in tuna fishing simply because they can ship the processed tuna directly to Japan “as if of Japan origin”, being owned by Japanese nationals, free of any customs duty/certifications unlike Philippine entities where they have to pay higher customs duty (~29%) and comply with Japan’s health requirements.

    The Philippines’ government entities (Department of Trade and Industry and Department of Agriculture) are fully aware of this lopsided provisions but they just keep their mouth shut and close their eyes to this impending disaster to Philippine tuna industry.

    The way I see it if JPEPA will be concurred by 2/3 of the Senate, in a span of 3 years Japanese factory ships will be able to fully exploit and deplete tuna resources in Philippine EEZs, probably with annual catch of 100,000 to 200,000 metric tons per year (about US$60M-120M per year). After 3 years, the effect to Philippine local tuna industry will be akin to Philippine garment industry – massive loss of jobs, closure of processing and canning plants in Gen. Santos City and other support businesses, bank foreclosures/losses, loss of govt taxes, etc. I am wishing that the Philippine gov’t and JPEPA has mechanism to reimburse any losses suffered by local entities as a result of market access brought by JPEPA – unfortunately there is none!

    Reming Tong

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