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February 3, 2023

P2,000 monthly subsidy proposed for parents of kids with disabilities

QUEZON CITY - Lawmakers led by Davao City First Congressional District Representative Paolo Duterte have pushed for the swift approval of a measure that aims to grant parents of children with disabilities (CWDs) a P2,000 monthly subsidy from the government.

House Bill 6743 filed by Duterte, Benguet Rep. Eric Yap, and ACT-CIS Partylist Reps. Edvic Yap and Jeffrey Soriano outlines the requirements for parents of disabled children to qualify for the subsidy and mandates the creation of a database of all CWDs to be able to effectively implement this proposed law.

Citing a study by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) done in coordination with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the bill’s authors pointed out that expenses for raising a CWD is 40 to 80 percent higher than that for other kids without disabilities.

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February 3, 2023

P2,000 buwanang ayuda sa magulang na may anak na may kapansanan isinulong sa Kamara

Isinusulong sa Mababang Kapulungan ng Kongreso ng ilang kongresista ang pagkakaloob ng P2,000 buwanang ayuda para sa mga magulang na may anak na children with disabilities (CWDs).

Sa inihaing House Bill 6743 nina Davao City 1st District Rep. Paolo Duterte, Benguet Rep. Eric Yap, at ACT-CIS party list Reps. Edvic Yap at Jeffrey Soriano, binabalangkas nito ang mga kinakailangan para sa mga magulang ng may anak na may kapansanan upang maging kuwalipikado sa subsidiya at nag-uutos sa paglikha ng database ng lahat ng CWDs upang maging epektibo ang implementasyon ng nasabing panukala.

Tinukoy ng mga kongresista ang pag-aaral na ginawa ng United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) sa tulong ng Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), na ang gastusin sa pagpapalaki ng CWDs ay nasa 40 hanggang 80 porsiyentong mas mataas sa ibang batang walang kapansanan.

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January 21, 2023

PZD to file charges against "fixers"

DAVAO CITY - First Congressional District Representative Paolo Z. Duterte has issued his latest warning against so-called fixers using the name of the First Congressional District Office in their nefarious activities.

Recently, the young congressman received information that a woman claiming to be an employee of the office had been "recruiting" people that need medical assistance from the government thru the congressional office.

The fixer was claiming that the congressional office will be releasing P30,000 medical assistance with P3,000 automatically going to the fixer.

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January 18, 2023

Rep. Duterte to private firms: Widen job opportunities for senior citizens

QUEZON CITY - Davao City First Congressional District Representative Paolo Duterte has urged the private sector to broaden job opportunities for senior citizens who still want to work, to help them meet their financial needs while continuing to contribute to the country’s post-pandemic economic growth.

To encourage private firms to hire seniors, Duterte and three other lawmakers have filed a bill further increasing the amount of tax incentives for private entities employing elderly citizens.

Under House Bill 2384, the amount of additional tax deductions from gross income entitled to private firms employing seniors is increased from 15 percent of the total amount paid as salaries and wages, to 25 percent “regardless of whether the income tax return was filed under the itemized deduction or optional deduction system.”

Duterte authored the bill with Benguet Rep. Eric Yap and ACT-CIS Partylist Reps. Edvic Yap and Jeffrey Soriano.

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January 13, 2023

Fire victims, sidelined workers to receive aid from First Congressional District Office

DAVAO CITY – The Office of the First Congressional District, Representative Paolo Z. Duterte, is making efforts to assist several families displaced by the fire incidents through the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) program.

Rep. Duterte’s office said that around 547 families in the first district displaced by the fire incidents, including about 900 recipients of TUPAD payout, have yet to receive their assistance. These are recipients who did not claim their assistance earlier.

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January 13, 2023

Rep. Duterte: Food delivery riders’ plight in Davao City highlight need to pass law protecting freelance workers

QUEZON CITY - A recent ruling by the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) holding an online food delivery company liable for illegally dismissing its riders has underscored the urgency of passing a law protecting the rights and welfare of freelance workers, according to Davao City First Congressional District Representative Paolo Duterte.

Duterte said the legal dispute between the company and the delivery riders would not have reached this far had there been a law safeguarding the rights of freelancers from abuse and exploitation.

“We won’t be commenting on the details of the case as this is still a continuing legal battle between the two parties. What we would like to point out, though, is that this issue has highlighted the lack of protection and benefits for freelancers. This could be corrected by passing a pending measure in Congress that squarely addresses this longstanding concern in our fast-growing gig economy,” Duterte said.

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January 12, 2023

Rep. Duterte: Food delivery riders’ plight in Davao City highlight need to pass law protecting freelance workers

QUEZON CITY - A recent ruling by the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) holding an online food delivery company liable for illegally dismissing its riders has underscored the urgency of passing a law protecting the rights and welfare of freelance workers, according to Davao City First Congressional District Representative Paolo Duterte.

Duterte said the legal dispute between the company and the delivery riders would not have reached this far had there been a law safeguarding the rights of freelancers from abuse and exploitation.

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January 3, 2023

Rep. Duterte: Doctors rendering free services to indigents should get tax breaks

QUEZON CITY - Davao City First Congressional District Representative Paolo Duterte has sought the grant of tax incentives to doctors volunteering their services for free to indigent patients to recognize their “selfless and committed” efforts in helping provide quality healthcare to Filipinos.

Under House Bill (HB) No. 5672, Duterte and three other lawmakers have proposed that physicians continuously rendering pro bono services to poor patients be given tax credits to be deducted from their gross income.

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December 29, 2022

A blissful Holiday Season

DAVAO CITY – What can be more important than opening presents this holiday season is the love everyone wishes for their families, friends, and those who need it. Holiday season is best enjoyed when it is not centered on decorations and festivities but when love is at its core.

For the year 2022, Christmas and the incoming celebration of New Year are a lot livelier for many families in the first district after receiving their payout on the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) this month.

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December 28, 2022

Rep. Duterte says measure providing free legal aid to uniformed personnel to boost morale, productivity of law enforcers

QUEZON CITY - Providing free legal assistance to men and women in uniform facing charges in connection with the performance of their duties will help boost morale and productivity among the ranks of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the Philippine National Police (PNP) and other law enforcement agencies, according to Davao City First Congressional District Representative Paolo Duterte.

Duterte said the recent approval by the House of Representatives on third and final reading of House Bill (HB) 6509 is a step closer in providing this legal protection to “uniformed personnel who are wrongfully accused and charged, especially when their job involves having to expose high-profile criminal syndicates.”

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December 26, 2022

Duterte siblings celebrate Christmas with their mother Elizabeth

DAVAO CITY - Vice President Sara Duterte Carpio, Davao City First Congressional District Representative Paolo Duterte, and Davao City Mayor Sebastian Duterte find time out from their busy schedules to celebrate Christmas with their mother, Elizabeth Zimmerman, and their children, in Davao City.

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December 22, 2022

Rep. Duterte: Passage of Magna Carta for BHWs to fill gap in community-based healthcare services

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