Binay’s priority legislation focused on women, education

MANILA -- Senator Nancy Binay prioritized the improvement of the quality of education and the protection of women’s rights in her first 10 pet bills filed on Monday.

Among the first bills that Binay filed for the incoming 18th Congress include proposed laws establishing a safety internet education program in the curriculum of all elementary and secondary schools, and increasing the monthly minimum wage of public school teachers to PHP28,000 and non-teaching personnel to PHP16,000.

Binay further sought the provision of educational assistance to public school teachers and the exemption from income tax compensation given to teachers for serving as members of the electoral board for national or local elections.

Furthermore, the senator proposed legislation focused on women, which include a bill defining electronic violence against women and providing protective measures, as well as a bill allowing women to revert their maiden surnames.

Binay also filed a bill requiring all government and private hospitals, medical centers, clinics, infirmaries, and puericulture centers to give free medical and dental assistance to indigent children.

Also included in her pet bills are the regularization of barangay officials, the regulation of the use of plastic bags, the institutionalization of the Magna Carta for child development workers. (PNA)

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