Press Release
January 10, 2010


Senator Bong Revilla today bared his accomplishments as of last year with 76 bills passed into law and 25 more passed on third reading.

Adding to the senator's legislative achievements are bills he authored, co-authored or sponsored that were passed into law during the last quarter of 2009. These are the Legitimation of Children Born to Minor Parents Act, Anti-Child Pornography Act, Redistricting of Cavite Province, three franchise bills and 12 other bills of local application.

During its last session days before the Christmas break, the Senate also approved on third reading Revilla's Mandatory Helmet Bill that seeks to oblige all motorcycle riders, including backriders, to wear standard quality helmets. Meanwhile, the controversial Anti-Voyeurism Bill or Anti-Boso Bill where Revilla is an author already passed the bicameral conference committee. "It is already for signing of both Houses. We urgently need this law to curb the rampant proliferation of sex scandal videos. I hope that this will be enacted law soon," he said.

The issue of sex videos caught national attention after Revilla's privilege speech where he vehemently denounced celebrity doctor Hayden Kho for deceptively videotaping his intimate private activity with actress Katrina Halili. The Department of Justice (DOJ) charged Kho of violation of Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act.

Other bills of Revilla which have been signed into law during the 14th Congress include the new UP Charter, Magna Carta for Small and Medium Enterprises, Expansion of the Organizational Structure of the Court of Tax Appeals, Minimum Wage Tax Exemption Act, Renewable Energy, New Fire Code, Charter of the Mindanao University of Science and Technology, Strengthening and Expanding the Coverage of the Special Program for Employment of Students, amendments to the Philippine Deposits Insurance Corporation Charter, Amusement Tax Exemption Act, Recognition of the Iglesia Ni Cristo Anniversary, Salary Standardization Law III, Rent Control Act of 2009, Pag-ibig Fund Law, Magna Carta of Women, four franchise bills, eight bills of local application, and 12 Engineering Districts Bills.

During the 13th Congress, 19 legislative proposals that Revilla authored, co-authored or sponsored were passed into law and these are the Anti-Terrorism Act, Bio-Fuels Act, Juvenile Justice Act and 16 bills of local application. "Local bills at the onset may seem not to have national significance. But, taking all of these local bills together, undoubtedly, its effect on the development of localities have a great national impact on the development of our people as a whole," he pointed out.

Aside from these, there are other bills of Revilla that have been passed on third reading and these include Disaster Management Bill, Decriminalization of Vagrancy Bill, National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009, Right of Reply Bill, Migrant Workers Act, Magna Carta of Public School Teachers, new Girl Scout of the Phils. Charter, Disaster Bill, Mindanao Economic Development Authority Act of 2009, four franchise bills, five Renaming Bills, and 14 Road Conversion Bills. "I will exert all possible efforts so that these legislative proposals will be passed into law.I firmly believe we need these measures. With the support of my colleagues, I know we can be able to do it," he added.

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