Headstart with Karen Davila
March 29, 2017

Interview centered on the national housing backlog problem, Cong. Albee's Bill on the Kadamay issue and also on plans to harness solar technology for power and water supply for off-grid poor households in his Third District in Negros Occidental. Cong. Albee was asked on his views about mining and the use of coal in the country. Click here to watch the full interview.

Visayas Development meeting

The Special Committee on Visayas Development of the House of Representatives conducted a hearing today (November 8) at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City. In photo is 5th District Representative Alejandro Mirasol who chairs the Special Committee and 3rd District Representative Alfredo Benitez. Attending the hearing are officials of various government agencies, Visayan Bloc congressmen, and a delegation from Negros headed by Occidental Governor Alfredo Maranon.
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IN NUMBERS: 3 years after Super Typhoon Yolanda

Published 3:30 PM, November 07, 2016
Updated 3:30 PM, November 07, 2016
Michael Bueza

Three years into recovery and rehabilitation efforts in affected areas, what has happened since?

MANILA, Philippines – Tuesday, November 8, marks 3 years since Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) struck the Philippines.

One of the most powerful cyclones ever recorded, Yolanda left a trail of destruction in its wake, especially in hardest-hit Eastern Visayas.

Senator Bam, Cong. Albee visit Alegria, Murcia

Bringing government closer to people and the people closer to government.

This was the case when Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino and Congressman Alfredo “Albee” Benitez visited Barangay Alegria in Murcia today (October 20) for a dialogue at the Alegria Elementary School to get a first hand brief of the state of the public elementary and high schools in the area.

Senator Bam Aquino and Cong. Albee Benitez at the Alegria Elementary School in Barangay Alegria, Murcia.

Pres. Duterte urged to declare bill creating new housing department as urgent

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

MANILA, Sept. 27 (PNA) -- A lawmaker at the House of Representatives on Tuesday appealed to President Rodrigo Duterte to declare as urgent the bill creating a separate department for housing and urban development (DHUD).

In a statement, Negros Occidental Rep. Alfredo Benitez, who also chairs the House committee on housing and urban development, said the bill is among the top legislative priorities that his committee has identified for immediate deliberation.