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House creates TWGs to draft PH Federal Constitution


23-August-2017, 05:38:00 PM
SOURCE: House of Representatives Press and Public Affairs Bureau


The House committee on constitutional amendments today created four technical working groups (TWGs), composed of its members, which will draft the Philippine Federal Constitution.

Each of the four groups will handle specific areas to be covered in the drafting of the new Federal Constitution.

Lumiit na pondo sa pabahay, inalmahan



August 22, 2017
By MELIZA MALUNTAG

INALMAHAN ni Negros Occidental Rep. Alfredo “Albee” Benitez, chair of the Committee on Housing and Urban Development ang pagkaltas sa alokasyon ng gobyerno sa 2018 para sa sektor ng pabahay.

Pinuna ni Benitez ang pagbagsak ng panukalang alokasyon para sa pabahay na P4.795-bilyon sa 2018 o mas mababa nang 68.8 porsyento kumpara sa 2016.

House leader urging government to allocate more funds in housing




Updated August 22, 2017, 3:09 PM
By Charissa Luci-Atienza

A House leader is urging the Duterte administration to pour in more resources in housing to address the long-standing problem of homelessness in the country.

Negros Occidental Rep. Alfredo “Albee” Benitez, chairman of the House committee on housing and urban development, laments that the proposed P4.795-billion budget for the housing sector in 2018 is 68.87 percent lower than last year.

Housing budget: Agencies lose big, gain big



By: Vince F. Nonato - Reporter / @VinceNonatoINQPhilippine Daily Inquirer / 12:50 PM August 22, 2017

Amid the Duterte government’s push to “build, build, build” infrastructure, a House of Representatives leader is questioning the proposal to cut the budget for the housing sector by 69 percent.

The proposed budget actually cut billions from agencies catering to housing development and resettlement while allocating hundreds of millions for agencies assisting  low-income earners and families.

In a statement, Negros Occidental 3rd Dist. Rep. Alfredo Benitez, the chair of the committee on housing and urban development, said the government should also address the problem of homelessness.

Cong. Albee Benitez Leads Briefing with Shelter Agencies


August 22, 2017



Rep. Albee Benitez, chair of the Committee on Housing and Urban Development, presides over briefing with key shelter agencies regarding the housing governance structure under the proposed Department of Human Settlements. Joining this morning's meeting are local officials from the Third District of Negros Occidental led by Victorias City Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca.

PAGCOR Senior High School Building Inaugurated In Silay Barangay



on Fri, 08/22/2017

The two-storey ten-classroom building for the Senior High School students of the Barangay E. Lopez National High School donated by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) through the efforts of Congressman Alfredo Benitez of the Third District was formally inaugurated today ( August 18) in a program attended by  PAGCOR AVP Arnel Ignacio of the Community Relations and Services Department representing PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo, Congressman Benitez and Silay City Mayor Mark Golez.



PAGCOR AVP Arnel Ignacio, Engr. Esther Miranda, Cong. Albee, Mayor Mark Golez, VM Joedith Gallego, Dr. Neri Anne Alibuyog, PTA president Edith Espida, Senior High School teacher-in-charge Ryan Garzon, Junior High School teacher-in-charge Rodeliza Abainza, Kagawad Joseph Emong; and seated, SSG president Russel Arevalo.

Pagcor senior high building inaugurated in Silay



Saturday, August 19, 2017

THE two-storey 10-classroom building for the Senior High School students of Barangay E. Lopez National High School in Silay City donated by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) was inaugurated Friday, August 19.

The unveiling rites was led by Pagcor assistant vice president Arnel Ignacio of the Community Relations and Services Department, representing Pagcor chairman and chief executive Andrea Domingo, Third District Representative Alfredo Benitez, and Silay City Mayor Mark Golez.

IN SILAY School building inaugurated



on Saturday, August 19, 2017

The two-storey, 10-classroom building for Senior High School students of Barangay E. Lopez National High School in Silay City, Negros Occidental, donated by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp., through the efforts of Rep. Alfredo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District) was inaugurated yesterday, a press release said.


Pagcor AVP Arnel Ignacio, DPWH’s Esther Miranda, Rep. Alfredo Benitez, Silay Mayor Mark Golez, Silay Vice Mayor Joedith Gallego, Silay Schools Superintendent Neri Anne Alibuyog, PTA president Editha Espida, Senior HS teacher-in-charge Ryan Garzon, Junior HS teacher-in-charge Rodeliza Abainza, kagawad Joseph Emong (l-r), and SSG president Russel Arevalo at the school inauguration*

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