Rizal Hall, Malacañang
December 3, 2019

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte inked two laws or Republic Acts (RA) in a ceremonial signing at the Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace.

The President first signed RA 11462 that seeks for the Postponement of the 2020 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Elections scheduled on May 2020. The said law moved the elections to December 2022.

In his speech, President Duterte considered this move as vital in realizing meaningful and lasting reform for the good of the country.

Likewise, the Chief Executive signed RA 11463, also known as the Malasakit Center Act. The law seeks for the establishment of Malasakit Centers in all hospitals across the country run by the Department of Health (DOH).

Once fully established, the Malasakit Centers shall provide for the health care needs of Filipinos and serve as a one-stop easy access for medical and financial assistance.

Currently, there are over 50 Malasakit Centers operating nationwide.