By Ernie Reyes
MANILA – Senator Grace Poe on Thursday hailed the enactment of new laws she sponsored to improve telecommunications and transportation services.
In a statement, Poe said that with the upgrading or setting up of new Land Transportation Offices, our people will no longer have to travel far and bear long lines to get a license or have their vehicles registered.
She added that some Telcos that have been granted franchises are expected to rise up to the challenge of proving their competence and capacity in providing Filipinos, especially in far-flung areas, with quality and affordable connectivity and communications.
“We count that more job opportunities will become available in communities as services expand and enhance,” she said.
“The government and private sector must turn the corner to serve our people better and help them recover from the pandemic,” Poe ended.
Here are the new laws which were signed recently, to wit:
1. RA 11759 GRANTING DERECHO TELECOMMUNICATIONS A FRANCHISE TO CONSTRUCT, INSTALL, ESTABLISH, OPERATE, AND MAINTAIN TELECOMS SYSTEM THROUGHOUT PH
2. RA 11758 RENEWING FOR ANOTHER 25 YRS THE FRANCHISE GRANTED TO SULTAN KUDARAT TELEPHONE SYSTEM INC UNDER RA 8637
3. RA 11757 RENEWING FOR ANOTHER 25 YRS FRANCHISE GRANTED TO INDEPENDENT TELEPHONE COMPANY INC UNDER RA 8615
4. RA 11750 ESTABLISHING A REGULAR DISTRICT OFFICE OF THE LAND TRANSPORTATION OFFICE IN PAGSANJAN, LAGUNA
5. RA 11749 ESTABLISHING A DISTRICT OFFICE OF THE LAND TRANSPORTATION OFFICE IN ENRIQUE B. MAGALONA IN NEGROS OCCIDENTAL
6. RA 11748 CREATING A REGULAR LTO DISTRICT OFFICE IN IBAJAY, AKLAN TO BE KNOWN AS THE WESTERN AKLAN LTO CENTER
7. RA 11747 CONVERTING MABALACAT CITY EXTENSION OFFICE OF THE LTO IN MABALACAT CITY, PAMPANGA INTO A REGULAR LTO DISTRICT OFFICE
8. RA 11746 ESTABLISHING A DISTRICT OFFICE OF THE LTO IN CATAINGAN, MASBATE 3RD DISTRICT
9. RA 11745 ESTABLISHING LTO DISTRICT OFFICE IN SAN JOSE, DINAGAT ISLANDS
10. RA 1174 ESTABLISHING LTO DISTRICT OFFICE IN LAOANG, NORTHERN SAMAR
11. RA 11743 ESTABLISHING REGULAR LTO DISTRICT OFFICE IN ALCOT, CEBU 2ND DISTRICT
12. RA 11742 CONVERTING LTO EXTENSION OFFICE AT SIGMA, CAPIZ INTO A REGULAR LTO DISTRICT OFFICE TO BE RELOCATED IN DUMALAG, CAPIZ
13. RA 11741 ESTABLISHING LTO DISTRICT OFFICE IN LILOAN, CEBU
14. RA 11740 ESTABLISHING LTO DISTRICT OFFICE IN BALINGASAG, MISAMIS ORIENTAL
15. RA 11739 ESTABLISHING LTO & LTFRB DISTRICT OFFICE IN BACOOR, CAVITE
16. RA 11738 ESTABLISHING LTO DISTRICT OFFICE IN MANOLO FORTICH, BUKIDNON
17. RA 11737 ESTABLISHING REGULAR LTO DISTRICT OFFICE IN ALICIA, ISABELA(ai/mtvn)