Duterte signs 4 laws as part of good governance measures

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte reviewing some documents with Senator Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go. (PIA NCR file)

CALOOCAN CITY, Jan. 6 (PIA) -- President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has signed four laws boosting the government's good governance measures.

Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque on Monday said the President signed Republic Act No. 11509 or the “Doktor Para sa Bayan Act”, which establishes Medical Scholarship and Return Service program for deserving students who want to study Medicine.

“Binibigyang prayoridad ng batas na ito ang mga kwalipikadong aplikante sa mga bayan na walang doktor ng gobyerno or government physicians para matiyak na magkaroon ng at least one doctor bawat munisipalidad sa bansa,” Roque said.

Also signed by President Duterte is Republic Act No. 11510 or the law on Alternative Learning Systems for Basic Education for out-of-school children in special cases and adults, including indigenous peoples. This law guarantees equitable access for all learners, including learners living in far-flung areas and in conflict-affected communities.

The Chief Executive also signed Republic Act No. 11511, which amended Section 2 of Republic Act No. 10068 or the Organic Agriculture Act of 2010. Section 2 was updated and added the increase in the income of farmers and the promotion of food self-sufficiency in the Declaration of Policy.

“Panghuli, pinirmihan ni Pangulo ang Republic Act No. 11517, kung saan pinahihintulutan ang Presidente ng Pilipinas na pabilisin ang processing at issuance ng national at local permits, licenses, certifications sa panahon ng national emergency,” said Roque.

This includes the acceleration and streamlining of regulatory processes and procedures for new and pending applications and renewals of permits, licenses, clearances, among others, including the suspension and the waiving of requirements in securing the said documents. “Eto po yung Anti-Red Tape law,” he added. (PIA NCR)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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