As part of this year’s “Man’amko Takeover Day,” some of the CNMI’s elderly visited lawmakers at their offices on Capitol Hill to legislate on issues concerning them.
Essentially, officials on Capitol Hill welcomed the man’amko as acting lawmakers for the day and held a mock session for them.
“Senator” Venusto Mangarero, for one, “took over” the office of Sen. Sixto Igisomar (R-Saipan).
Mangarero introduced Senate Resolution 19-02 in the Senate mock session, which urgently requested the governor to expedite an investigation regarding abuse of employees that “tantamount acts of slavery and nonpayment of appropriate salaries, especially to those who are poor and have little or no formal education.”
Mangarero introduced S.R. 19-02 in the 19th Senate Mock Session today; “Urgently requesting the governor to expedite an investigation regarding abuse of employers that is tantamount to acts of slavery and nonpayment of appropriate salaries, especially to those who are poor and have little or no formal education.”
“Senator” Rudy Sablan, who took over Sen. Arnold Palacios’ (R-Saipan) office, introduced, for his part, Senate Resolution 19-01, which recognizes and honors man’amako for “all their teachings, guidance, contributions, and services in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands.”
The man’amko senators also talked about care for the elderly, the military lease and use the CNMI property, healthcare for man’amko and retirees especially non-Aetna insurance qualified, Medical referral costs and guest houses challenge for Tinian/Rota.
Man’amko also visited the House of Representatives and Gov. Ralph DLG Torres’ office yesterday, among other, department and agency offices.