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Lawmaker seeks support for federalism





BACOLOD. Victorias City Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca (standing), who celebrated his birthday yesterday, with well-wishers Negros Occidental Third District Representative Alfredo Benitez (left) and Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson. (Carla N. Cañet Photo)

NEGROS Occidental Third District Representative Alfredo Benitez underscored the importance of shifting to a federal form of government, saying that all the resources and funds go to the National Government and not to the local governments.

Lawmaker stresses importance of irrigation at consultation




Wednesday, February 14, 2018

ASIDE from boosting agricultural productivity, irrigation also plays an important role in mitigating flood.

This was stressed by Negros Occidental Third District Representative Alfredo Benetiz during the consultation and dialogue on the Malogo River Irrigation Program of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) held in Talisay City Monday.

Silay medical mission to benefit 7,000 people




Thursday, February 08, 2018

A MEDICAL mission aiming to reach 7,000 patients/beneficiaries will be held at the Silay City Civic Center on February 8 to 10.

The mission, which will provide minor surgery, dental services, medical consultation, and free eyeglasses, is organized and sponsored by The City Government of Silay headed by Mayor Mark Golez, Kansilay Lions Club, Asenso Silay Foundation, Office of Governor Alfredo Maranon, Jr., Congressman Alfredo Abelardo Benitez, and Mrs. Dominique Lopez-Benitez.

Bill on housing agency hurdles second reading




Friday, February 02, 2018
By Teresa D. Ellera

HOUSE Bill 6775, which proposes the creation of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development, has been approved on second reading on Wednesday.

The bill is authored by Negros Occidental Third District Rep. Alfredo Benitez, chair of committee on housing and urban development, who said that with the approval, the realization of “our dream of having an agency that would address the housing problem is brighter.”

Lawmaker: Charter change process not being railroaded




Monday, January 22, 2018
By Teresa D. Ellera



BACOLOD. Kabankalan City Mayor Isidro Zayco (left) welcomes Third District Representative Alfredo Benitez (center) and Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson at the 42nd Sinulog Festival celebration on Sunday, January 21. (Carla N. Cañet)

NEGROS Occidental Third District Representative Alfredo Benitez said on Sunday charter change is not being railroaded by the House of Representatives because it is going through the proper procedure.

“This has been talked about by President Rodrigo Duterte when he was still campaigning. This is not being railroaded,” said Benitez, who was the guest speaker during the 42nd Sinulog Festival in Kabankalan City, Sunday, January 21.

Lawmaker sustains push for creation of housing department




Thursday, January 18, 2018

NEGROS Occidental Third District Rep. Alfredo Benitez continued to push for the creation of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development as he delivered his sponsorship remarks of House Bill 6775 on Wednesday.

The committee report on the bill described as “An Act Creating the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development, Defining its Mandate, Powers and Functions, and Appropriating Funds Therefor” was submitted by the House committees on government reorganization, housing and urban development, and appropriations on December 11, 2017.

Benitez formally endorses brother as successor




Friday, December 22, 2017
Carla N. Cañet

JOSE Francisco Benitez was endorsed by officials of the Third District of Negros Occidental led by his brother, Representative Alfredo Benitez, in front of the 25,000-strong leaders of Asenso Metro Third District formed by the lawmaker.



NEGROS. Philippine Women’s University president Jose Francisco Benitez (right) leads his brother Negros Occidental Third District Representative Alfredo Benitez (2nd from right) and other officials make a pledge of commitment for the Asenso Metro Third District slate for the 2019 elections. (Carla N. Cañet)

The gathering, held at Barangay Zone 12, Talisay City, was attended by the town and city mayors in the district as well as Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and Abang Lingkod partylist Representative Stephen Paduano.

ARBs group commends lawmaker




Monday, December 11, 2017

THE Negros Farm Workers and Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Producers Federation (Nefarb) commended Third District Representative Alfredo Benitez for filing House Resolution No. 2017, acting promptly on their call to investigate the continuous drop of sugar prices.

Benitez filed on December 6, House Resolution No. 1512 after he received reports of alleged manipulation by some traders that have pulled down the prices of sugar.

Lawmaker seeks House probe on declining sugar prices




Thursday, December 07, 2017

NEGROS Occidental Third District Representative Alfredo Benitez has asked an appropriate House committee to conduct an inquiry on the continuous drop in the mill gate sugar prices.

Benitez filed on WednesdayHouse Resolution No. 1512 after he said last week that he received reports of alleged manipulation by some traders that have pulled down the prices of sugar.

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