Solid performance: Satur Ocampo files 26 House bills

Solid performance is among House Deputy Minority Leader and Bayan Muna Representative Satur C. Ocampo‘s best defense against the purveyors of the politics of hate who work day and night demonizing him and his political party.

I wish to add that Ka Satur served as the first chairman of the House Special Committee on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity which has jurisdiction over “all matters directly and principally relating to negotiations and other policy and program initiatives in pursuit of the peace process and national reconciliation; the cessation of hostilities generated by internal armed conflicts and the welfare of rebel returnees.” He held this position until Bayan Muna, Anakpawis and Gabriela Women’s Party representatives bolted Speaker Jose de Venecia’s rainbow coalition in order to back the first impeachment complaint in 2005.

Culled from the Congress website, here’s the complete list of House Bills principally authored by Ka Satur. The period covered is from 2004 onwards, or for his second term as Bayan Muna partylist representative. I will post soon enough a separate list of all House Resolutions he authored, and the list of all his privilege speeches.

Many of these bills reflect his party’s advocacy of good government, economic and political independence, prioritization of vital social services, nationalization of strategic industries, and the removal of all vestiges of the Marcos dictatorship. Unfortunately, most of these bills have been ignored by the House.

Two of Ocampo’s bills have passed the House and : HB 1556 or the anti-enforced disappearance act and HB 2962 or the Martial Law Victims Compensation Act of 2004, which are now pending before the Senate. Meanwhile, Ocampo’s HB 3421 was among the bills that formed the basis in what is now known as Republic Act 9346 that repealed the death penalty, becoming the first law he helped as a principal author.

Here’s Ka Satur’s 26 legislative proposals for the betterment of the nation:

1. HB01555
Date Filed: 2004-07-21
Short Title: The Freedom of Expression Act of 2004.
Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on CIVIL, POLITICAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS since 2004-08-03

2. HB01556
Date Filed: 2004-07-21
Short Title: An Act Defining and Penalizing the Crime of Unforced or Involuntary Disappearance
Bill Status: Substituted by HB04959
Mother Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2006-05-29, transmitted to on 2006-05-31 and received by the Senate on 2006-05-31

3. HB01557
Date Filed: 2004-07-21
Short Title: Child Nutrition Law of 2004
Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE since 2004-08-03

4. HB02074
Date Filed: 2004-08-03
Short Title: Human Rights Day Act
Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on REVISION OF LAWS since 2004-08-10

5. HB02122
Date Filed: 2004-08-04
Full Title: AN ACT DECLARING MAY 7 OF EVERY YEAR AS ‘HEALTH WORKERS’ DAY’
Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on REVISION OF LAWS since 2004-08-10

6. HB02123
Date Filed: 2004-08-04
Short Title: Freedom of Information Act
Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on PUBLIC INFORMATION since 2004-08-10

7. HB02124
Date Filed: 2004-08-04
Short Title: GMO-Free Food and Agriculture Act of 2004
Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on TRADE AND INDUSTRY since 2004-08-10

8. HB02496
Date Filed: 2004-08-18
Full Title: AN ACT EFFECTIVELY REPEALING THE AUTOMATIC APPROPRIATION FOR DEBT SERVICE BY AMENDING SECTION 31 OF PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1177 AND SECTION 26, CHAPTER 4, BOOK VI OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 292, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE ‘ADMINISTRATIVE CODE OF 1987’ WHICH REITERATES IN TOTO SECTION 31 OF PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1177
Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS since 2004-08-24

9. HB02734
Date Filed: 2004-09-01
Full Title: AN ACT AMENDING CERTAIN SECTIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7941, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE ‘PARTY LIST SYSTEM ACT’
Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on SUFFRAGE AND ELECTORAL REFORMS since 2004-09-07

10. HB02735
Date Filed: 2004-09-01
Full Title: AN ACT GRANTING THE BINHI SANG KAUSWAGAN FOUNDATION INC. A FRANCHISE TO CONSTRUCT, INSTALL, ESTABLISH, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN A COMMUNITY-BASED RADIO STATION IN THE CITY OF SIPALAY AND THE MUNICIPALITY OF CAUAYAN IN SOUTHWESTERN NEGROS OCCIDENTAL
Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on LEGISLATIVE FRANCHISES since 2004-09-07

11. HB02736
Date Filed: 2004-09-01
Full Title: AN ACT EFFECTIVELY REPEALING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 5260 WHICH AUTHORIZES GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO SELL THE WELFAREVILLE PROPERTY LOCATED IN MANDALUYONG
Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on REVISION OF LAWS since 2004-09-07

12. HB02768
Date Filed: 2004-09-06
Short Title: Philippine Disaster Management Act
Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on NATIONAL DEFENSE AND SECURITY since 2004-09-13

13. HB02962
Date Filed: 2004-09-21
Short Title: Martial Law Victims Compensation Act of 2004
Bill Status: Substituted by HB03315. Approved by the House on 2006-06-07, transmitted to on 2006-06-14 and received by the Senate on 2006-06-14

14. HB02963
Date Filed: 2004-09-21
Short Title: National Day of Remembrance Act
Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on REVISION OF LAWS since 2004-10-25

15. HB03021
Date Filed: 2004-09-22
Short Title: Anti-Torture Act of 2004
Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on JUSTICE since 2004-10-26

16. HB03335
Date Filed: 2004-11-23
Short Title: The Anti-Political Dynasty Act of 2004
Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on SUFFRAGE AND ELECTORAL REFORMS since 2004-11-30

17. HB03363
Date Filed: 2004-11-26
Short Title: Human Rights Clearance Act of 2004
Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on CIVIL SERVICE AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION since 2004-12-07

18. HB03421
Date Filed: 2004-12-06
Full Title: AN ACT REPEALING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7659 PRESCRIBING THEN DEATH PENALTY, AND AMENDING FOR THIS PURPOSE CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF LAW THAT IMPOSE DEATH AS A PENALTY FOR CRIMES COMMITTED
Bill Status: Substituted by HB04826. REPUBLIC ACT (RA09346) enacted on 2006-06-24

19. HB04263
Date Filed: 2005-05-04
Full Title: AN ACT CANCELLING PAYMENTS OF LOANS AND RECOVERING PREVIOUS DEBT PAYMENTS FOR THE FRAUDULENT BATAAN NUCLEAR POWER PLANT PROJECT
Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS since 2005-05-11

20. HB04357
Date Filed: 2005-05-24
Full Title: AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT 8504, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE PHILIPPINE AIDS PREVENTION AND CONTROL ACT OF 1998, AND ITS IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR
Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on HEALTH since 2005-05-30

21. HB04481
Date Filed: 2005-06-21
Short Title: Marcos Martial Law Regime Debt Cancellation Act
Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS since 2005-07-26

22. HB04664
Date Filed: 2005-08-31
Short Title: “National Power Corporation – Independent Power Producer (NPC-IPP) Debt Cancellation Act”.
Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS since 2005-09-19

23. HB05235
Date Filed: 2006-02-15
Full Title: AN ACT RENATIONALIZING PETRON CORPORATION
Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISES AND PRIVATIZATION since 2006-02-21

24. HB05271
Date Filed: 2006-02-16
Short Title: “Centralized Petroleum Procurement Act of 2006”
Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on ENERGY since 2006-02-22

25. HB05272
Date Filed: 2006-02-16
Short Title: “Downstream Oil Industry Regulation Act of 2006”
Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on ENERGY since 2006-02-22

26. HB05739
Date Filed: 2006-08-30
Full Title: AN ACT REGULATING THE CELLULAR MOBILE PHONE SERVICE INDUSTRY, AMENDING SECTION 17 OF REPUBLIC ACT 7925, SECTION 120 0F REPUBLIC ACT 8424, AND ARTICLE 149 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7394; AND REPEALING SECTION 18 OF REPUBLIC ACT 7925 FOR THE PURPOSE, CREATING A MOBILE PHONE SERVICE REGULATORY COUNCIL, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Bill Status: Pending First Reading (Filed last 2006-08-30)

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