Divina Grace Yu Biography

Divina Grace Yu is a Filipino politician. She is the current congresswoman of the first legislative district of Zamboanga Del Sur Province. Running under the ruling PDP-Laban Party in the May 13, 2019 election, she defeated Marlyn Revelo of the Nacionalista Party (NP) and Orville Largo of PDDS-DPP.

Divina Grace Yu
Divina Grace Yu (Credit: Facebook Page)

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Divina Grace C. Yu
Nickname –> Divine
Birth Date –> April 21, 1974
Birth Place –> Pagadian City, Zamboanga Del Sur, Philippines

Family
Spouse – Governor and Former Congressman Victor Yu
Daughter – Victoria Yu

Political Career / Work Experiences
2019-Present – Chairperson, House Committee on Inter-parliamentary Relations and Diplomacy
2019-Present – Vice Chairperson, House Committee on Accounts
2016-Present – Congresswoman
2013-2016 – Vice mayor, Pagadian City

Bills / Laws / Resolutions
House Bill 1457 – AN ACT REGULATING THE REGISTRATION, LICENSURE, AND PRACTICE OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 1457 – AN ACT CHANGING THE NAME OF J.H. CERILLES STATE COLLEGE IN THE PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR TO ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR STATE COLLEGE, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9195

House Bill 1459 – AN ACT CREATING THE MINDANAO RAILWAYS CORPORATION PRESCRIBING ITS POWERS, FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES AND PROVIDING FOR THE NECESSARY FUNDS FOR ITS OPERATION

House Bill 1460 – AN ACT CONVERTING THE ROAD STRETCHING FROM BRGY POLOYAGAN, PAGADIAN CITY TO BRGY. POBLACION, TUKURAN IN THE PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR INTO A NATIONAL ROAD, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE PAGADIAN CITY – TUKURAN COASTAL ROAD AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFORE

House Bill 1461 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY DAPIWAK, MUNICIPALITY OF DUMINGAG, PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR TO BE KNOWN AS DAPIWAK NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 1462 – AN ACT SEPARATING THE DULOP NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL − BAG-ONG VALENCIA EXTENSION IN BARANGAY BAG-ONG VALENCIA, MUNICIPALITY OF DUMINGAG, PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR FROM THE DULOP NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS BAG-ONG VALENCIA NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 1463 – AN ACT SEPARATING THE DULOP NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL − LABANGON ANNEX IN BARANGAY LABANGON, MUNICIPALITY OF DUMINGAG, PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR FROM THE DULOP NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS LABANGON SUBANEN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 1464 – AN ACT UPGRADING THE POSITION OF THE PROVINCIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OFFICER INTO THE PROVINCIAL SCIENCE DIRECTOR IN THE DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6959, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFORE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 1465 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE NATIONAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, DEFINING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 1466 – AN ACT CONVERTING THE ROAD STRETCHING FROM BRGY. CAMALIG, MUNICIPALITY OF DUMALINAO, ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR TO BRGY. DANLUGAN, CITY OF PAGADIAN, PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR INTO A NATIONAL ROAD, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE CAMALIG − DANLUGAN NATIONAL HIGHWAY AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFORE

House Bill 1467 – AN ACT CONVERTING THE ROAD STRETCHING FROM BRGY. DAO IN THE CITY OF PAGADIAN, PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR TO BRGY. BOKONG, MUNICIPALITY OF LABANGAN, PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR INTO A NATIONAL ROAD, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE DAO − BOKONG NATIONAL HIGHWAY AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFORE

House Bill 1468 – AN ACT CONVERTING THE ROAD STRETCHING FROM BRGY. TAWAGAN NORTE, MUNICIPALITY OF LABANGAN, ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR PASSING THROUGH THE MUNICIPALITY OF MIDSALIP TO BRGY. DATAGAN, MUNICIPALITY OF BAYOG, PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR INTO A NATIONAL ROAD, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE LABANGAN − BAYOG NATIONAL HIGHWAY AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFORE

House Bill 1469 – AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE NATIONAL BIOSAFETY FRAMEWORK AND INSTITUTIONALIZING THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON BIOSAFETY OF THE PHILIPPINES, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 1470 – AN ACT REGULATING THE PRACTICE OF MINING ENGINEERING IN THE PHILIPPINES, REPEALING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NUMBERED FOUR THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY FOUR (R.A. NO. 4274), AS AMENDED OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE ꞌMINING ENGINEERING LAW OF THE PHILIPPINESꞌ, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 1471 – AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE NATIONAL MEASUREMENT INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEM (NMIS) AMENDING RA 9236 ALSO KNOWN AS ꞌTHE NATIONAL METROLOGY ACT OF 2003,ꞌ AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 1472 – AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (DOST), DEFINING ITS FUNCTIONS AND REPEALING EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 128 SERIES OF 1987, AS AMENDED APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 1473 – AN ACT SEPARATING THE TUKURAN TECHNICAL-VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL – BACLAY EXTENSION IN BARANGAY BACLAY, MUNICIPALITY OF TUKURAN, PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR FROM TUKURAN TECHNICAL-VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS BACLAY NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Advocacy Programs / Stand on Issues
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