BALANGA CITY, Bataan – In his message during the FAB’s Stakeholders night, Cong. Joet Garcia said that he’s very proud about the accomplishment of the Freeport, particularly the jobs generated for our countrymen that he wants to make sure that said progress continues and further expand the growth in Mariveles to the entire province.
In this connection, Cong. Joet Garcia informed the locators on the status of his bill, “An Act further Strengthening the powers and functions of the Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB) amending for this purpose Republic Act no. 9728, otherwise known as Freeport Area of Bataan”.
With the status of the bill which seeks to further improve the freeport, he emphasized the salient points of the bill which includes, (1) Expanding the territory of the Freeport Area of Bataan, not only to include the town of Mariveles but also the entire province of Bataan. (2) Expanding the types of industries that FAB is catering to and (3) for the citizens, employees, laborers on the provisions of housing, health and other services.
Said bill, which was passed by the Lower House in Nov. 20, 2017, was passed in the senate on second reading last February and hopefully before the Congress ends in June 15, it will pass the third and final reading sent to the Office of the President for signature.