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Lawmaker: Public housing to solve ‘homelessness’ in PH




Saturday, December 2, 2017
By Carla N. Cañet



BACOLOD. Negros Occidental Third District Rep. Alfredo Benitez speaks at the 39th National Convention of the Real Estate Brokers Association of the Philippines Inc. at L’ Fisher hotel in Bacolod City Friday. (Carla N. Cañet)

NEGROS Occidental Third District Representative Alfredo Benitez said the country is facing a serious problem on the lack of decent housing as 57 percent of the Filipinos are still homeless.

House probe on sugar prices soon



Saturday, December 2, 2017
By BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

A congressional inquiry is expected to commence soon on complaints of sugar farmers versus the unabated entry or smuggling of imported alternative sweeteners that are driving down prices of locally produced sugar.

Rep. Alfredo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3 rd District), who authored the Sugarcane Industry Development Act, yesterday said that he will file a resolution in the House of Representatives, calling for a congressional probe into the matter on Monday.

Congressman Suggests Ongoing Price Manipulation Among Sugar Traders


Benitez: I will file a resolution calling for an inquiry into the matter



Saturday, December 2, 2017
By Paulo Loreto Lim

Negros Occidental third district Rep. Alfredo Benitez yesterday echoed the call of sugarcane planters, who recently demanded the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) conduct an investigation into dropping “mill gate prices,” revealing plans to convene a congressional investigation.

“I will file a resolution on Monday to call [an] inquiry into this matter,” the congressman said.

Lawmaker to seek inquiry on ‘sugar manipulation’




Saturday, December 2, 2017
Teresa D. Ellera

NEGROS Occidental Third District Representative Alfredo Benitez said Friday he will file December 4, a resolution calling for a congressional inquiry into the alleged manipulation of some traders that caused the decline in the mill gate prices of sugar.

“I got the report that the alleged manipulation by some traders is happening. They were asking me If I will agree to having a congressional investigation, and I said, ‘No problem’ we are going to do that,” he said.

RevGov unlikely, Albee says




Saturday, December 2, 2017
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

Despite the push of some Negrense allies of President Rodrigo Duterte for a revolutionary government, Rep. Alfredo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3 rd District) yesterday said he believes it is not likely to happen.

Proponents of the revolutionary government are conducting a nationwide signature campaign, to authorize President Rodrigo Duterte to form a revolutionary government, in preparation for the establishment of a federal system of government.

NegOcc solon notes housing crisis in PHL, cites solutions




Saturday, December 2, 2017
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

Rep. Alfredo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District) said he is banking on the creation of the Department of Housing to address what he calls a “housing crisis”, that is now being experienced in the country.



Rep. Alfredo Benitez (8th from left) with officials of the Real Estate Brokers Association of the Philippines Inc., headed by Rhoniel Mercado, during their national convention in Bacolod City*

Benitez, chairperson of the House Committee on Housing and Urban Development, said yesterday that he hopes it will be passed by Congress next month, as it had been proposed 27 years ago yet.

Benitez guest speaker at 39th confab of real estate brokers




Friday, December 1, 2017

Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District) is the invited guest speaker today at the 39th Real Estate Brokers Association of the Philippines Inc. national convention, that is ongoing at L’Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City, REBAP president Rhoneil Mercado said.

He added they invited the solon as he is the chairman of the House Committee on Housing, a press release said.

Mercado said that the opening of the convention yesterday was very successful, and more than 500 licensed brokers from all over the country registered for the event.

Benitez to speak at real estate confab December 1




Friday, December 01, 2017
Carla N. Cañet

NEGROS Occidental third district Representative Alfredo Benitez will be the guest speaker Friday, December 1, in the 39th Real Estate Brokers Association of the Philippines Inc. (Rebap) national convention being held at L'Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City.

Rebap president Rhoneil R. M. Mercado said they invited the Negrense lawmaker being the House committee on housing and urban development.

Mercado said Thursday's opening of the convention was very successful, with more than 500 licensed brokers from all over the country attending the three-day gathering.

120 getting free operations




Friday, November 24, 2017
BY GILBERT BAYORAN

The Nikki Cares Surgical Mission organized by Dominique “Nikki” Lopez Benitez, wife of Rep. Alfredo Benitez, is being eyed for duplication in other districts of Negros Occidental.



Nikki Lopez-Benitez, wife of Rep. Alfredo Benitez, with one of the Makati Medical Center surgeons, who joined the surgical mission at the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City.* Aileen Ascalon Javier photo

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