Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Anvil's President Mr. Reginald Yu  represented  Anvil Business Club (Association of Young Filipino-Chinese Entrepreneurs), together with  second-term Representative Karlo Alexei B. Nograles of Davao (1st District) 
discussed the possibility of supporting House Bill 4969, or the "Philippine Green Jobs Act of 2014," which he recently filed.
The bill seeks to create employment opportunities that will be less harmful to the environment by using green technology, or innovations that conserve natural resources.
No less than the International Labor Organization (ILO) has cited Rep. Nograles' measure as the “first of its kind – where a national law bears the term ‘green jobs’ not only in the region, but in the world.”
He also proposed the grant of fiscal incentives and tax perks to encourage individuals and enterprises to participate in the creation of green jobs, practice the use of environment-friendly technologies and produce green jobs and services. More than highlighting labor as an essential economic force needed in sustainable development, the bill also seeks to promote the right of individuals to a safe and clean ecology. To carry this out, it said the government shall identify needed skills and develop programs for research and the training of workers.
In filing the bill, Rep. Nograles said he seeks to utilize his bill as a stepping stone towards a green economy, one that is "low-carbon" and "resource-efficient," contributes to the well-being of constituents, and reduces environmental risks. The bill also aims to complement the Climate Change Act and the National Climate Change Action Plan – two pieces of legislation that Anvil actively advocates – which prioritize the creation or promotion of climate-smart industries and services for 2011-2018.
For us at Anvil, any service activity that contributes substantially to preserving or restoring environmental quality is welcome news to us! Mabuhay po kayo Cong. Karlo! May your tribe increase!

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