‘Billy Bilyonaryo’ to focus on agriculture, tourism, youth in north

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Now that he has gained a new term in the House of Representatives, Pangasinan 4th District Rep. Christopher de Venecia will work on legislation on agriculture, tourism and youth.

De Venecia, who starred in the “Billy Bilyonaryo” TV series as a child actor, said these are his “unfinished legislation.”

He said he plans to re-file in the 18th Congress the bills on (

* expanded crop insurance
* the Magna Carta for young farmers
* provision of funding and manpower to cultural agencies, and consolidating them
* creation of the Department of Sports
* Philippine Space Agency
* Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity bill

De Venecia, whose father had served as House Speaker but was defeated in his 1998 presidential bid, got a second term after he garnered 166,917 votes or 73.21 percent of the total votes cast.

He won against former vice mayor Alvin Fernandez (son of the late mayor Alipio Fernandez Jr.); outgoing Dagupan City Councilor Red Erfe-Mejia; and trader Winky Manaois.

De Venecia said he will continue pushing for his advocacy on agriculture and tourism, which he noted is different from the advocacies of his parents.

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