Barbers seeks repeal of TRAIN-imposed excise taxes on fuel

Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers is seeking the amendment of Republic Act No. 10963 or the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law by repealing the imposed excise taxes on fuel or Section 43 of the law.

Barbers lauds approval of 105-day extended maternity leave

Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers has lauded the approval of the bill seeking to grant extended maternity leave to employees in the government and private sector.

Tap SocMedia in anti-drug info drive – Barbers

Barbers, chairman of the House of Representatives’ committee on dangerous drugs, said interactive platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter had become essential sources of information by the public

Drug syndicates trying to outsmart govt – Barbers

The drug scourge has become so dangerous and complicated as international and local syndicates are adopting innovative ways in sneaking illegal drugs into the country, Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers said on Wednesday.

Barbers commends PDEA, BOC for P3.5B shabu seizure

urigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers commended officials of the Bureau of Customs (BoC) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for the seizure of P3.5 billion worth of shabu

Barbers thanks Duterte for signing national ID law

Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers on Tuesday thanked President Rodrigo Duterte for signing into law a measure that created a national identification system.

Barbers wants broadcast media to devote airtime for PSAs

Broadcast media should devote 20 minutes of regular airtime a day for Public Service Announcements (PSAs) to inform the people of social issues such as drug abuse and prevention

Press Statement of Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers re ISIS-Inpired Suicide Bombing in Basilan

“Reports that Monday’s terrorist attack in Basilan that killed 10 people (not 11 as the military clarified) was an ISIS-inspired operation should be condemned by all peace-loving nations.

Press Statement of Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers on Basilan Suicide Bombing

Thus said Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers on Tuesday as he deplored the suicide bombing in Basilan which resulted in the killing of 11 people, including three women and a child, and the wounding of five others.

Give low-level drug offenders option to reform – Barbers

The police should give low-level drug offenders the option to first seek treatment in government rehabilitation centers instead of arresting and letting them rot in prison.

Govt needs suport, not unfounded criticisms – Barbers

Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers today rallied the people behind the Duterte administration and urged critics to propose amendments to the 1987 Constitution instead of attacking efforts to change the course of the country.

AIPACODD solons brace to rid ASEAN region of illegal drugs

Lawmakers from 10 ASEAN countries on Wednesday braced themselves against the evils of illegal drugs and vowed to provide peoples of the regional economic bloc with a “secure, stable, and drug-free environment for future generations.”

Barbers joins AIPACODD meet to combat drugs in ASEAN region

Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers on Tuesday joins parliamentarians from the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) for the 1st Meeting of the Advisory Council on Dangerous Drugs (AIPACODD) in Singapore

Redo, reuse, recycle plastic – Barbers

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources and other research bodies in the country should tap other nations for technology to recycle plastics into construction materials to build sustainable houses for the homeless.

Barbers renews call for composite team to patrol borders, shorelines

Surigao del Norte Representative Robert Ace Barbers on Friday renewed his call for the creation of a composite unit to patrol the country’s borders and shorelines…