Trillanes top performer in 16th Congress

Trillanes was the principal sponsor of 11 bills and principal author of 10 bills passed into law.

The former Navy officer who staged a mutiny against the Arroyo administration in the early 2000s is just behind Sen. Francis Escudero who is the poorest among the 24 members of the Senate.

Senators Ferdinand ‘’Bongbong’’ R. Marcos Jr., Escudero, Trillanes, Gregorio ‘’Gringo’’ Honasan and Alan Peter S. Cayetano unsuccessfully ran for the vice presidency in the May 9, 2016 national elections.

Of the five senators who ran for the vice presidency, Escudero, Trillanes, Honasan and Cayetano resume their Senate duties on July 1 as they still have three more years remaining in their six-year tenure. Marcos’ six-year tenure ends on June 30.

The office of Trilanes said most relevant of Trillanes-sponsored or authored laws are the increase in Subsistence Allowance of soldiers and other uniformed personnel; Strategic Trade and Management Act; Increase in Burial Assistance for Veterans; Cabotage Law; declaration of Armed Forces of the Philippines Week; Social Work Law; Forestry Law; Chemistry Law; Nutrition and Dietetics Law; Metallurgical Engineering Law; and Farm Tourism Law.

Other bills which Trillanes principally sponsored or authored, and are awaiting the President’s signature are the Comprehensive Nursing bill; Continuing Professional Development bill; Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering bill; Pharmacy bill; and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Derivative Pension for Children/Survivors bill.

Source: Manila Bulletin 

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