Monday, December 17, 2012


It seems that the province of Aklan will no longer be divided into two (2).

It was learned on December 10 that the resolution creating another Congressional District in Aklan was yet again blocked by Senator Sergio Osmena.

House Bill 3860, supported by Mayors of the province, was put forward by Aklan Representative Florencio Miraflores at the Lower House.

Every Congressman has a Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of P70 Million per year but due to the blocking of the resolution by Sen. Osmena, Aklan is set to lose P210 Million.

The House Bill is seen as one of the solutions in order for Aklan to have a better economy since if the Bill is approved, two will be representing the province in the Congress. Nevertheless if the House Bill is continuously hindered, the hope for two Districts for Aklan is doomed to failure.

Senate Local Government Committee Chairman Sen. Bong Bong Marcos had brought the resolution of Miraflores to the Senate in the hope that it would become a law if approved.

However, despite the aspirations of Local Officials of the province for the Bill to be passed before the filing of candidacy in October, Osmena blocked the House Bill. As a Result, the Senate was forced to suspend the hearing for the Bill.

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