Knowledge and skills newbie lawmakers must acquire
by Maris Federez | Posted on Sunday, May 19th, 2019
One of the hottest issues after the May 2019 polls is the entry of neophyte senators in the world of politics.
Among them are Retired PNP chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, former Special Assistant to the President Bong Go and former MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino who now enjoy a comfortable lead in the so-called magic 12 in the senatorial race.
Just recently, General Dela Rosa made headlines when he said he wants to undergo a seminar on crafting laws.
Among the universities that offer such seminars for first-time lawmakers is the University of the Philippines – National College of Public Administration and Governance (UP-NCPAG).
Included in their curriculum are the ways of crafting laws, the process of enacting proposed bills, various rules in various committees, and measures in conducting committee investigations.
The duration of the seminar is one week.
Undergoing the seminar is not mandatory as it is in the discretion of the new lawmakers to attend such learning sessions or not.
Several members of the House of Representatives in the 17th Congress who have undergone such seminars were Leyte 4th District Representative Lucy Torres-Gomez, Batangas 6th District Representative Vilma Santos-Recto and Bagong Henerasyon Partylist Representative Bernadette Herrera-Dy.
In its official Facebook page, the UP-NCPAG announced the opening of its training program that will start in May and will end in August.
Aside from first-time lawmakers, the course is also open to re-electionist officials.
Meanwhile, Senate President Vicente Sotto III has also stated that they are prepared to help the new members of the Senate.
“Mayroong nakaprepare ang senate secretariat even previously. We’re ready for any conferences, orientation, meetings with the new senators, even their staff. Pwede ka naman magreview e. Pwede ka naman mag-aral eh (You can always review for it . You can always take some classes),” Sotto said. (with reports from Joan Nano) /mbmf
FILE PHOTO: Si Senator-elect Nancy Binay sa proclamation rally ng United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) sa Cebu sa pagpapasimula ng kampanya nitong 2013 Midterm Elections. (JAMES VERCIDE / Photoville International)
MANILA, Philippines – Kukuha ng crash course si newly elected senator Nancy Binay sa National College of Public Administration and Governance sa University of the Philippines (UP-NCPAG) bilang paghahanda sa kanyang pag-upo sa senado.
Ayon kay Binay, nais niyang pag-aralan ang mga pangunahing panuntunan at istruktura ng Senado.
Kasama aniyang mag-e-enroll ang kanyang staff.
Sinabi rin ng bagong halal na senador na hiningi na niya ang tulong nina senador Loren Legarda at Jinggoy Estrada para gabayan siya sa unang pagsabak sa senado. (UNTV News)
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