prevent conspiracy among inspectors of warehouses. It should be doneregularly all over the country.
Hindi dapat ningas-kugon
at reactionary andthat there is no logical reason for the sudden increase of rice prices but pricespeculation. We should prevent these corrupt traders from continuing theirimmoral act of looting the peoples very meager hard-earned money. I don’t buy this situation because Mindanao is supposedly the food basket of thecountry,” Hataman said."
As an environmentalist, he pointed out that there were 2,000 hectares being subjected to logging operation in Basilan and call for the stop of theillegal logging in the area.
Quote from a news report “In Congress, Anak Mindanao Rep. Mujiv Hataman described the massive cutting of trees in theprovinces of Basilan, Maguindanao, Tawi-Tawi and Lanao del Sur as ‘anaccident waiting to happen.’"
He is persistent in making education as the first priority of thegovernment. He was one of the lawmakers who filed a resolution asking thegovernment to make basic education the primary beneficiary of its P25.2- billion take from the sale of government shares in the Philippine LongDistance Telephone Co.
In a joint statement, he expressed that this effort is to "give moremeaning to the mandate of the Constitution for the State to assign the highest budgetary priority to education."
During the mass deportation of thousands of undocumented children of Filipino workers in Malaysia, hepushed for a program to insure that they will get proper education.
He was part of the Philippine delegation in the World e-Parliamentconference, an annual forum of the community of parliaments addressing,from both the policy and technical perspectives, how the use of informationand communication technology can help improve representation,transparency, accountability, openness, and effectiveness in the complexparliamentary environment.
He courageously filed an Impeachment Complaint along with otherlawmakers against former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
In fact, hisact of walking out of the plenary and throwing away bundle of journals became the poster image in the media of the first impeachment againstArroyo.Hataman had unmasked the anomalies in the Road User’s Tax. Asreported in Manila Standard: “The P2.045 billion bonus - which was