Thursday, April 10, 2014

DOLE turned over sewing machines to Barangay Dizon Manzanillo

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Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) turned over sewing machines and materials to Barangay Dizon Manzanillo as part of their industrial sewing livelihood project with a total cost of 265,875.00.

The turned over machines is part of the livelihood grant of DOLE awarded to the Barangay women's organization. The Livelihood project is a collaborative program between different government agencies and the office of Congressman Nicasio Aliping, Jr. The office of the Congressman gives the necessary recommendations, the Department of Trades and Industries (DTI) and TESDA provided the necessary trainings and DOLE provides the needed funding through materials and equipment.

The association revealed that prior to the grant, “members have already undergone training for the necessary skills and knowledge of the trade but they were not able to apply their knowledge and skills due to the lack of financial assets and livelihood equipment”. The program helped address this problem of the association.
The Barangay also inaugurated the donated livelihood center. The building and lot was donated by Mr. Gurmej Singh Reandi for the livelihood project of the Barangay.

Barangay Captain George Banayos awarded a certificate of appreciation to the donor and praised the gesture. Banayos revealed that the project was not immediately implemented because of the absence of a livelihood facility. "The donated lot and building made the project possible," he said.

The inaugural message of the donated building was given by Congressman Aliping. The Solon reiterated the importance of unity.  "The reason why government agencies and good hearted private individuals come to help is because they see your unity, of your barangay helping each other," he said.

The Livelihood program has already benefited 10 barangays and organizations in the City of Baguio.
Mines View integrated livelihood association composed of 20 parents received 100,000.00 fund  will be engaging in peanut butter production.

Gibraltar Pag-asa Livelihood association also received 100,000.00 will be engaging in knitting and weaving souvenir items that will be sold to local and foreign tourists.

The Sto. Tomas Proper Women’s Association who received 100,000.00 will be doing meat processing to supply the growing demand of processed meat in the barangay.

The United Dagsian Livelihood Association received the biggest funding with a total amount of 499,180.00. They will be engaging in operating a bake shop. The program will benefit 100 unemployed women in Upper and Lower Dagsian barangays.

The  Crystal Clear Multi-purpose Cooperative who received 207,795.00, will start a bakery livelihood project.

BrookespointTrading Livelihood Association received the amount of 228,825.00 for a butchering and meat processing livelihood project.

The Community Enterprise Development of Baking Livelihood Association of Holy Ghost extension composed of 100 members received the amount of 417,455.00 for a grocery livelihood project.

The Burnham Park Vendors Association received a total of 86 vending carts to enhance the livelihood projects of the vendors in Baguio's maid park.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Aliping extends financial help to stabbing victims

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Office of Congressman Nicasio Aliping, Jr. has made arrangement to pay for the incurred expenses of the three stabbing victims last Sunday in Kayang.

The said report was confirmed by the Congressman after he visited the wake of the victims last night and made arrangement with the management of Funeraria Paz. The expenses will be handled by the Congressman's office and the Baguio Congressman's Social Responsibility Foundation, Inc.

The said victims who are still at the funeral chapel are Jonalyn Lozano, 32; Joey – Dave de Guzman, 7, and Raymundo del Mundo, 9. The two victims Jacqueline Kale Marquez Nociete, 19, and Joey Nociete, 9, were already brought home to Naguillian, La Union but the Congressman said that the foundation will extend financial assistance. Jonalyn Lozano is a housemaid of the Nociete family.

The five massacre victims met their ill-fated death when a suspect now identified as Tolentino Avino, alias ‘Michael Geronimo entered the resident of the Nociete family last Sunday afternoon and massacred the people there including the three playing children.
The victim Joey Dave de Guzman is a son of a journalist working for Amianan Balita. Joey Dave and Raymundo went to the house of their friend Joey Nociete to play when the incident happened.

The police is now hunting for the suspect who has a 100,000.00 bounty for his arrest.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Birthday for a cause for Baguio Solon

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Congressman Nicasio Aliping, Jr. thanking the volunteers, supporters and sponsors of the charity work and fund raising activities done during his birthday.

Congressman Nicasio Aliping, Jr. thanking the volunteers, supporters and sponsors of the charity work and fund raising activities done during the his birthday.


The Baguio convention was converted into a mini diagnostic center during the birthday for a cause of Baguio Congressman Nicasio Aliping, Jr. last March 1, 2014.

A medical, surgical and dental mission  complete with amenities like optical, pedia, a triage, a laboratory and pharmacy was held benefiting a total of 1,094 patients from the different barangays of Baguio. Aside from the mini hospital setup, a legal consultancy clinic catered to constituents with legal problems.  This activity was conducted by the Baguio Congressman's Social Responsibility Foundation, Inc. (BCSRFI)

The medical team was headed by Dr. Alex Alcantara and Joseph Cabato and supported by the Benguet Medical Association, PAFP, PCOM, PPS,PCP, SLU – School of Nursing, 40 strong manpower, SLU -NATSCI Medtech Department, Pines Dentistry, Dr. Tolentino and Dr. Servinias, Optometric Services, BD Laboratories, North Cross Corp, EMS, Irisan Elementary School Officials, Gilbert Bernardino ,Candice Degolacion, Allan Chan and Barangay Officials.

Simultaneous to the charity work, the  Congressman's Golf Tournament was held at the Baguio Country Club and the Congressman's Shootfest at Camp Dangwa, La Trinidad, Benguet. The said activities were conducted to raise funds for the different outreach programs of the foundation.
Earlier, Congressman Aliping mentioned that "instead of spending in a lavish Hotel to celebrate his birthday, we will do charity work". After the missions and fund raising activities, a mini concert was done at the Baguio Convention Center dedicated to the volunteers and supporters of the activities.

Since the establishment of the foundation on August last year, it continuously helped indigent constituents in need. It was timely organized when the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court and the foundation has taken the task to support the charities used to be funded by the PDAF. The Foundation's Transport Service was the busiest in ferrying Baguio constituents to and from the City that includes transportation for the sick and deceased.

Last October 26, 2013, a medical mission was also done catering to about 500 indigent patients in Irisan Dumpsite, Barangay Irisan. More similar activities are expected to be conducted in the future.

The BCSRFI is chaired by its President, Baguio City Councilor Richard Cariño with Congressman Aliping as one of the incorporators.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

70 M PDAF of solons re-alligned to 6 key agencies

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Congressman Aliping with the Vice Mayors of Cordillera Region.


The supposed P70 million priority development assistance fund (PDAF) of Baguio Rep. Nicasio Aliping Jr. has been realigned to six key government agencies with P24.5 million channeled to three major projects next year.

From the P70M PDAF of each Lower House member, 35 percent was allocated to Department of Public Works and Highways while the Department of Social Welfare and Development gets 20 percent.

The Department of Health will get 15 percent and another 15 percent will be given to the Department of Labor and Employment. The Commission on Higher Education will get 10 percent and Department of Education will get five percent.

Aliping, who is a member of the Lower House Committee on Appropriations, said Friday P24.5M has been realigned to the DPWH, which will oversee the construction of three infrastructure projects in Baguio.

He said P14M will be used as initial fund for the major rehabilitation of the Baguio Athletic Bowl oval.

Aliping earlier acknowledged the Athletic Bowl is in a state of disrepair for a decade now.

As the plan will require huge funding, Aliping said the rehabilitation can be done in phases during his three-year term. The solon said the first phase of repair works will concentrate on the oval, which will be converted into tartan tracks.

The solon added another P5M will be allotted for the construction of Crystal Cave Elementary School while P4.3M will be used to build a covered court at West Quirino Hill.

Aliping said the budget allocations for the PDAF funds were already approved by both houses and soon be discussed in bicameral hearing for final approval.

Meanwhile, the calamity-related budget for 2013 was deliberated by the Committee on Appropriations for the proposed extension of the validity and to obligate the unspent PDAF for 2013.

The Senate filed a supplemental budget bill authorizing President Benigno Aquino III to use the unspent P14.6 billion PDAF after the Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional.

“In one resolution, the supplemental budget will augment the government funds for the rehabilitation of areas affected by the typhoon and the earthquake,” Aliping said.

Aquino has certified the passage of the bill as urgent.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

New bill hoped to dispel PNoy’s worries over charter revision

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Mayor Mauricio Domogan joins the public consultation for the City charter change that was facilitated by the office of Congressman Nicasio Aliping, Jr. It was attended by different sectors concerned including the LGU of Tuba.

Baguio Rep. Nicasio Aliping Jr. said Friday he is confident the proposed House Bill that seeks to revise the over 100-year-old city charter will answer the worries of Malacañang.

“With the two consultations held, very important inputs were presented and it will be collated by our drafting committee before the bill is filed in Congress,” Aliping said.

The congressman thanked Mayor Mauricio Domogan for articulating during the second public consultation on Nov. 14 (not Nov. 24 as earlier reported) the three important inputs that will dispel the Malacañang’s apprehensions.

To recall, President Benigno Aquino III early this year vetoed House Bill 3759 filed by former Baguio Rep. Bernardo Vergara citing possible conflicts with existing national laws as main reason for his action.

Aquino said in his veto message the same provisions of HB 3759 are all covered by the present Local Government Code.

But like in the first public consultations, concerned officials present during the second forum led by Domogan iterated the vetoed bill was a result of several consultations and it passed the bicameral committee.

This means the contention of Malacañang of duplication of laws does not hold water.

Domogan, who initiated revision of the charter explained the reasons, why the charter should be amended.

“We have to amend the city charter so that the technical description of the metes and bounds of the land area of Baguio will now conform with what had been agreed between Baguio and Tuba,” he said.

He added another important reason for amending the charter is the unique land situation in Baguio.

Domogan said the proposed amendment aims to address issues and concerns emanating from the three lands classifications of Baguio. - Harley Palangchao / Published on Baguio Midland Courier dated November 17, 2013

Sunday, November 10, 2013

City Charter 2nd Public Consultation Set on November 14

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The first consultation on October 04 was attended by different concerned sectors leading to the revision of the draft.

The second Public Consulation on the House Bill entitled “An Act of Revising the Charter of the City of Baguio” on November 14, 2013, Thurday, at 2:00 p.m. at the SangguniangPanglungsod Session Hall, Stake holders and the public are invited.

The first consultation last October 4 was attended by different parties like the Baguio ancestral land claims, Onjon ni Ibadoi, Director Clarence Baguilat of DENR, Atty. Bernadette Badecao of the NCIP, several Baguio City councilors and Engr. Wakat of Tuba.

Other concerned individuals showed up to air their concerns regarding the proposed City Charter.
Judith Maranes brought out other main concern that could be a hazard to the city not only to the claimants. Ms. Maranes and Mr. Basilio Binay-an particularly pointed out the provision on section 27 that says "Promote small scale mining and utilization of mineral resources, particularly the mining of gold." Binay-an suggested that it should be removed or re-phrased.

Ms. Maranes also pointed out the hassle of the process of ancestral land claims wherein those who have more budget to process their claims are given more privileges.

Mr. Charles Yadno made a point that more time is needed for the concerned individuals to create proper response to the issues concerning the city charter proposal.

Councilor Betty Lourdes Tabanda pointed out several issues where there are possible duplication of laws especially those that are already part of the local government code and can be omitted. She also made suggestions to speed up processes on ancestral land claims. She cited several issues that needs further study.

Atty. Ronaldo Perez who presided the event said that some of the proposal are already being revised according to the suggestions. The revised charter will be distributed to concerned organizations and agencies days before the scheduled consultation. The office of the Congressman is inviting concerned individuals like Mayor Bentrez of Tuba, Atty. Pablito Sanidad, Atty. Joe Molintas Dr. Jimmy Luis Agbayani of the JHMC and other concerned parties to join the second consultation.


Monday, October 28, 2013

Congressman's Foundation's First Mission Done in Irisan Dumpsite

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Dr. Alexander Alcantar, the head of the Medical Mission signals the start of the event.


The Baguio Congressman's Social Responsibility Foundation successfully conducted a medical and dental mission last Sunday, October 13 at Barangay Irisan benefiting close to 500 indigent families.

The mission was headed by Dr. Alex Alcantara and Joseph Cabato. It was a no-ordinary medical mission where classrooms were converted to clinics as well as laboratories. Clinics that were setup includes dental, optical, medical, pedia,  including a triage, a laboratory and two pharmacies.

It was peopled by 150 volunteers composed of Barangay officials, professionals serving as clerks, Doctors from the Baguio - Benguet Medical Society, Medical Technologists from the Cabato Medical Clinic, student nurses from SLU and working Nurses from different hospitals and clinics not excluding Baguio General Hospital's Dr. Ricardo Runez and OIC Chief Nurse Jing Datud.

Congressman Nicasio Aliping, Jr. said "this is the first of a series of medical mission that will be done by the foundation".

Aliping revealed that the next medical mission will be in March during his birthday celebration. "Instead of doing party, medical mission would be a better way to celebrate," the Congressman said. He revealed that he will invite indigent patients from different barangays in Baguio through barangay officials.

The Medical and Dental Mission was sponsored by Baguio-Benguet Medical Society, SLU College of Nursing, Phyto-Pharm, Cabato Medical Clinic, Nothcross Laboratory, BD Scientifica, EMS- Baguio, Pines City College of Dentistry, Baguio General Hospital, DOH-CAR, PAGCOR, Dr. Jun Dizon and JCI Sunflower.

Aliping explained that the Foundation will source out funds to support the social responsibility projects of the Congressman that can't be supported by government funds. He revealed that with the PDAF being removed from the funds of the Congress, the foundation will be useful to give immediate help to the constituents in need as long as there's enough funds to be used.

"The foundation will be supported by personal and corporate donations, not from government funds," said the Congressman.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Three More Barangays Received Livelihood Fund

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The joint effort of the office of the Congressman, the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Labor and Employment doled out funds to 3 barangay livelihood projects.

The three checks with a total of854,075.00 was awarded last Friday, October 11, in Barangay Brookespoint by DTI regional Director Henry Jalbuena and Congressman NicasioAliping, Jr.
The first recipient, the Crystal Clear Multi-purpose Cooperative who received 207,795.00, will start a bakery livelihood project.

The second recipient, the BrookespointTrading Livelihood Association received the amount of 228,825.00 for meat butchering and processing livelihood project.

The third recipient, the Community Enterprise Development of Baking Livelihood Association of Holy Ghost extension composed of 100 members received the amount of 417,455.00 for a grocery livelihood project.

Most members of the recipient associations are unemployed and underemployed individuals.
Barangay Captain David Pugoon thanked the Congressman for his endorsement. “For how many years, ngayonlang kami na-grant ngganitong funding”, Pugoon said.

Congressman Aliping urged the recipient of livelihood funds to adhere closely to the guidelinses for the program to be successful. “For as long as you will make good, you will comply with the guidelines and of course to the purpose of these livelihood checks will be issued is properly implemented, it is actually shows that you deserve to have additional funding, the Director (Jalbuena) will recommend for additional capital,” Aliping told the beneficiaries.

Earlier in August, 5 livelihood associations from barangays Mines View, Gibraltar Pagasa, Sto. Tomas Proper, DizonManzanillo, Upper Dagsian and Lower Dagsian received a total of 1,011,880.00 for different livelihood projects. The distribution of these livelihood projects is part of the 1st 100 days projects of the Baguio Congressman.

DOLE director Henry Jalbuena revealed that it was through the initiative of Congressman Aliping that jumpstarted this project. “Upon assumption of office, the Congressman came and asked how we can help some of the organizations asking for livelihood projects,” Jalbuena said. “Through the recommendation of Aliping, the proposed projects were approved and the release of funds were fast tracked."



Barangay Captain Ariel Amino of Bakakeng Central received the amount of 207,795.00

Barangay Captain Pio Cosape of Holy Ghost Extension received the amount of 417,455.00. 
Barangay Captain David Pugoon of Brookespoint received the amount of 228,825.00. 

Solon cites gains in first 100 days as member of Congress

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Among the Congressman's 100-day accomplishments is the distribution of funds to 8 livelihood projects to 8 barangays. A collaborative project between the office of the Congressman, the Department of Labor and Employment and Department of Trade and Industry.



The filing of nine house bills and co-authoring of seven others are among the accomplishments cited by Baguio Rep. Nicasio Aliping Jr. during his first 100 days in Congress.

Aliping said the bills that seek to establish the Pamantasan ng Baguio and the Freedom of Information Bill, which he co-authored, are among the quality legislations that will benefit not only Baguio residents but also the Filipino nation when approved.

But Aliping said one of the highlights of his administration during the first 100 days is the promotion of transparency and accountability in governance, which he vowed when he took his oath as the city’s lone representative more than three months ago.

One of the programs that promote transparency in the release of congressional funds is the establishment the Congressman’s Social Responsibility Foundation to cater to the needs of constituents that cannot be accommodated in the regular course of his official functions.

“The foundation will operate independently but will be guided by the same principle of transparency and accountability,” he said.

The city solon also reported his bid to re-file the bill that seeks to revise the century-old city charter, saying it will address the concerns raised by President Benigno Aquino III in his veto message of the earlier version of the bill.

Another  important concern he is working on with Benguet Rep. Ronald Cosalan is the hammering out of a legislation that will provide for a growth corridor for the local government units comprising the BLISTT.

BLISTT stands for Baguio, La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba and Tublay.

Coordination with other Cordillera legislators is also being done by his office in   relation to the revived quest to achieve autonomy in the Cordillera by calling for more extensive information, education, and consultation campaign.

Aliping added he was able to secure the commitment of the secretary of the Department of Transportation and Communications during the budget deliberation in the Committee on Appropriations to provide funding for the rehabilitation and upgrading of the Loakan Airport.

He acknowledged that concerned quarters expected he could have done more in his first 100 days but he appealed for more time.

“By now, expectations are high that results are to be delivered in much the same way as it is expected of an elected chief executive to deliver. Accomplishments in the legislature, though, are not immediately apparent,” Aliping said. - Harley Palangchao / Baguio Midland Courier - October 13, 2013.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Baguio Congressman's first 100 days Report

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08 October 2013





Congressman Nicasio M. Aliping, Jr.
Lone District of Baguio City


            Your elected representative has today reached his 100th day in office.

By now, expectations are high that results are to be delivered in much the same way as it is expected of an elected chief executive to deliver. Accomplishments in the legislature, though, are not immediately apparent. The legislative mill grinds gradually and deliberately. And it is at the end of the legislative process that results are achieved. Not at the beginning.

            His performance as a legislator is thus measured in terms of the following indicators: (a) attendance and participation in plenary sessions; (b) stand on issues; (c) involvement in committee work; and (d) proposed measures. These are what you elected your congressman to do.

            Your representative humbly reports thathe has fared remarkably wellin his first 100 days using these four indicators.

A.    Attendance and participation in plenary sessions

From the opening day of the 1st Regular Session of the 16th Congress up to the present, he has registered complete attendance in the plenary sessions, voting on measures according to what he considers will best serve the constituency. He intends to keep a perfect record of attendance to ensure that the City of Baguio is at all timesrepresented in the halls of Congress.

B.     Stand on issues

Transparency and accountability characterize his stand on issues, whethernational, regional or local. And the need for prior consultation underscores his pursuit of key pieces of legislation.

He has co-authored the re-filed Freedom of Information Billthat seeks to implement the right of the people to information on matters of public concern.

He joined the group of neophyte congressmen who came together to signa manifesto openly expressing their “outrage over the scandalous revelations in the Napoles investigation and the COA special audit”, their being “incensed that the reprehensible actions of the public officials involved in these scams have besmirched the integrity of a number of institutions”, their call for “the fair and speedy investigation, prosecution, and conviction of those responsible for the plunder of the PDAF”, their support for the “abolition of the pork barrel”, and their commitment to the “push for inclusive growth” through “a more equitable distribution of the fruits of economic prosperity for all our citizens, throughout the different regions and across various sectors”.

He likewise co-authored the bill proposing to institutionalize a Criminal Investigation System and the proposed Philippine Code of Crimes. Both bills seek to institute reforms in the country’s criminal justice system.

On the issue of regional autonomy, he is one with the Representative of the Lone District of Benguet as with the rest of the Cordillera Representatives in calling for a more extensiveinformation, education and consultation campaign. Hestresses the need for unanimity among them before any bill providing for an organic act is filed or re-filed.

Still, he is presently working closely with the Representative of Benguet to hammer out legislation that will provide a growth corridor for the local government units comprising the BLISTT.  Their aim is to transform the BLISTT concept into reality by means of appropriate legislation.

As far as the City of Baguio is concerned, he is set to re-file the bill to Revise the Baguio City Charterhaving addressed the concerns raised in the President’s veto message of the earlier version of the bill. In accordance with your representative’s thrust to make legislation participatory and consultative, however, he has begun a series of consultations and dialogues with stakeholders, the latest of which was conducted on October 4, 2013 at the SangguniangPanlungsod Session Hall,before he re-files the bill seeking to revise the Charter of the City of Baguio.

C.     Involvement in committee work

His membership in ten of the committees of the House of Representatives covers a wide range across varied areas of legislation. The committees include:

Committee
Position
Higher and Technical Education
Vice Chairperson
North Luzon Growth Quadrangle
Vice Chairperson
Appropriations
Member for the Majority
Bases Conversion
Member for the Majority
Energy
Member for the Majority
Justice
Member for the Majority
National Cultural Communities
Member for the Majority
Revision of Laws
Member for the Majority
Suffrage and Electoral Reforms
Member for the Majority
Ways and Means
Member for the Majority

            His attendance and participation in Committee meetings and hearings, even if the schedules are hectic, have begun to bear fruit. As a member of the House Committee on Appropriations, he was able to include in the 2014 Budget of the Department of Public Works and Highways funding for additional projects in Baguio City. These projects include the construction of a rubberized track and field oval at the Burnham Park Athletic Bowl, the construction of multi-purpose covered courts at Quirino Hill Barangay and Bakakeng Central Barangay, and the construction of several farm to market roads, all of which projects will be implemented by the DPWH.

            He was likewise able to secure the commitment of the Secretary of the Department of Transportation and Communications during the budget deliberations in the Committee on Appropriations to provide funding for the rehabilitation and upgrading of the Loakan Airport.

            As a member of the Committee on Suffrage and Electoral Reforms, he has contributed to the early passage of the law postponing the SK elections, the first Republic Act enacted by the 16th Congress.

            He will continue participating actively in meetings and hearings conducted by the Committees of which he is a member.

D.    Proposed bills

The bills that he has authored or co-authored place importance not so much on the number but on the substance that goes into each legislative measure.

In the field of education, he has proposed the creation of the PamantasanngLungsodng Baguio to provide tertiary education, and the creation of the Irisan Technical Vocational High Schoolto provide skills training, to poor but deserving students in the City of Baguio. Also proposed is the inclusion of Basic Financial Management and Entrepreneurship as Separate Subjects in the Elementary and High School Curricula.

In the matter of public health, the establishment of a Program to Reduce the Rate of Infant Mortality, the proposal to ensure Every Pregnant Woman’s Access to a Skilled Birth Attendant at the Time of Childbirth, and prescribing the printing of Textual Health Warnings on Tobacco Products are noteworthy.

In the provision of welfare benefits,proposals to GrantAdditional Benefits toSolo Parents and to Allow Senior Citizens to Claim Additional Exemption in Determining Income Tax were made.

In the dispensation of justice, the creation of an Additional Division of the Court of Appeals and Additional Branches of the MTCC and RTC in Baguio City, the institutionalization of a Criminal Investigation System, and the enactment of the Philippine Code of Crimesare needed.

In the case ofrevenue generation, amendments to Section 13 of RA No. 7166, Section 150 of RA No. 7160, and Section 35 of RA No. 8424 were proposed. Included isproposedHouse Resolution No. 00158 calling for an inquiry in aid of legislation to enable the City of Baguio to collect its share from the rentals of Camp John Hay.

More importantly, his co-authorship of the Freedom of Information Bill was made primarily in the interest of transparency and accountability.

As of this date, his legislative measures are the following:

HOUSE MEASURES SPONSORED/AUTHORED (9)
1. HB01644 
AN ACT CREATING AN ADDITIONAL DIVISION IN THE COURT OF APPEALS FOR CASES COMING FROM THE FIRST JUDICIAL REGION, INCREASING THE NUMBER OF COURT OF APPEALS JUSTICES FROM SIXTY-NINE (69) TO SEVENTY-TWO (72), AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Status: Pending with the Committee on JUSTICE since 2013-07-31
2. HB01645 
AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN BAGUIO CITY TO BE KNOWN AS THE IRISAN NATIONAL TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL BY CONVERTING THE IRISAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE PURPOSE AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR
Status: Pending with the Committee on BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE since 2013-07-31
3. HB01990 
AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CITY PUBLIC COLLEGE IN THE CITY OF BAGUIO TO BE KNOWN AS THE PAMANTASAN NG LUNGSOD NG BAGUIO AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR
Status: Pending with the Committee on HIGHER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION since 2013-08-05
4. HB02260 
AN ACT CREATING TWO (2) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT IN CITIES AND TWO (2) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE FIRST JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE CITY OF BAGUIO, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS 'THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980', AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR
Status: Pending with the Committee on JUSTICE since 2013-08-12
5. HB02362 
AN ACT AMENDING SECTION 13 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7166 BY INCREASING THE AUTHORIZED EXPENSES OF CANDIDATES AND POLITICAL PARTIES DURING THE CAMPAIGN PERIOD
Status: Pending with the Committee on SUFFRAGE AND ELECTORAL REFORMS since 2013-08-27
6. HB02848 
AN ACT PRESCRIBING THE PRINTING OF TEXTUAL HEALTH WARNINGS ON TOBACCO PRODUCTS
Status: Pending with the Committee on HEALTH since 2013-09-17
7. HB02952 
AN ACT AMENDING SECTION 150 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7160, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE 'LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF 1991'
Status: Pending with the Committee on LOCAL GOVERNMENT since 2013-09-26
8. HB02953 
AN ACT FURTHER AMENDING SECTION 35 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8424, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE NATIONAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE, TO ALLOW SENIOR CITIZENS TO CLAIM ADDITIONAL EXEMPTION IN DETERMINING INCOME TAX
Status: Pending with the Committee on WAYS AND MEANS since 2013-09-26
9. HR00158 
A RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON BASES CONVERSION TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE DISPUTE BETWEEN THE BASES CONVERSION AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (BCDA) AND THE CAMP JOHN HAY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (CJHDEVCO)
Status: Pending with the Committee on RULES since 2013-08-12

HOUSE MEASURES CO-AUTHORED (7)
1. HB00094 
 AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO INFORMATION ON MATTERS OF PUBLIC CONCERN GUARANTEED UNDER SECTION SEVEN, ARTICLE THREE OF THE 1987 CONSTITUTION AND THE STATE POLICY OF FULL PUBLIC DISCLOSURE OF ALL ITS TRANSACTIONS INVOLVING PUBLIC INTEREST UNDER SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT, ARTICLE TWO OF THE 1987 CONSTITUTION, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Status: Pending with the Committee on PUBLIC INFORMATION since 2013-07-23
2. HB00596 
 AN ACT GRANTING ADDITIONAL BENEFITS TO SOLO PARENTS AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8972, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "SOLO PARENTS WELFARE ACT OF 2000"
Status: Pending with the Committee on REVISION OF LAWS since 2013-07-24
3. HB02032 
 AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SYSTEM, REPEALING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 5180, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS 'AN ACT PRESCRIBING A UNIFORM SYSTEM OF PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION BY PROVINCIAL AND CITY FISCALS AND THEIR ASSISTANTS, AND BY STATE ATTORNEYS OR THEIR ASSISTANTS', AND OTHER RELATED LAWS AND ISSUANCES
Status: Pending with the Committee on JUSTICE since 2013-08-06
4. HB02300 
 AN ACT INSTITUTING THE PHILIPPINE CODE OF CRIMES TO FURTHER STRENGTHEN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, REPEALING FOR THE PURPOSE BOOK ONE OF ACT NO. 3815, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE REVISED PENAL CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES AND OTHER SPECIAL LAWS ON CRIMES
Status: Pending with the Committee on JUSTICE since 2013-08-13
5. HB00955
 AN ACT TO ESTABLISH AN INFANT MORTALITY PROGRAM TO REDUCE THE RATE OF INFANT MORTALITY IN THE COUNTRY PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Status: Pending with the Committee on HEALTH since 2013-07-24
6. HB No. 2481
 AN ACT TO ENSURE EVERY PREGNANT WOMAN’S ACCESS TO A SKILLED BIRTH ATTENDANT AT THE TIME OF CHILDBIRTH AND IMMEDIATELY THEREAFTER

Status: Pending with the Committee on HEALTH since 2013-08-28
7. HB No. 2464
 AN ACT REQUIRING THE INCLUSION OF BASIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND ENTERPRENEURSHIP AS SEPARATE SUBJECTS IN THE ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULA, RESPECTIVELY

Status: Pending with the Committee on BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE since 2013-08-28

In addition to his legislative duties, your representative continues to perform constituency work. He maintains a District Office at the 2nd floor of the Baguio City Hall where he attends to the needs of the constituents in Baguio City during weekends and whenever Congress is on recess.

He as well established the Congressman’s social responsibility foundation which is now duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The foundation will cater to the needs of constituents that cannot be accommodated in the regular course of your Representative’s official functions. The foundation will operate independently but will be guided by the same principle of transparency and accountability.

Your representative ends this report with a renewed commitment to live up to the trust and confidence you have reposed in him.

            With much gratitude in the interest of public service,



            NICASIO M. ALIPING, JR.