Rep Angelo B. Palmones of AGHAM Party-List said that by the end of this month security guards all over the country will have their permit to work extended to three years instead of the previous two years.
“This development is one of the provisions of House Bill No. 3876 which seeks to amend some provisions of RA 5487 otherwise known as “An Act to Regulate the Organization and Operation of Private Detective, Watchmen or Security Guard Agents,” Palmones said.
Palmones added that the amendment in the provision of validity of license was made possible with the assistance and cooperation of the Philippine National Police.
“We are grateful to the offices of CPNP Raul M. Bacalzo, PDIR Nicanor A Bartolome and PCSupt. Samuel D. Diciano who worked favorably on the amendment after our meetings. They informed us that the amendment to the Implementing Rules and Regulations has been filed at the UP Law Center for publication on May 30 at the Official Gazette, and will take effect 15 days after publication,” Palmones added.
Palmones further said that they are now working on the issue of wage and labor of the bill with the proper committee at the House o Representatives.
HB 3876 was filed by Palmones in January this year, and conducted consultations with several groups to improve the legislative measure.
“The responsive action of the PNP to the flight of security guards uphold the policy of the State to protect the rights of workers and promote their welfare, which eventually will redound to rising the living standard of men and women working in the security profession and improving their quality of life,” Palmones added. (AGHAM/Vicky B. Bartilet)