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GMA News Online – Bongbong: Alternative BBL an ‘improvement’ of Palace version, not a new bill

By Xianne Arcangel | GMA News Online

gmanewsonline_logoSenator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday said the alternative measure he is drafting to replace the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is not an entirely new bill but an improvement of the version that Malacañang submitted to Congress.

Despite finding alleged constitutional infirmities in Malacañang’s version of the proposed BBL, Marcos, chair of the Senate committee on local government, said he is using the original measure as the framework for his substitute bill.

“Many sectors are alarmed by the term ‘substitute bill.’ But it doesn’t mean that I’ll be creating an entirely new bill! We’ll still use the original bill as the framework,” the senator explained. Read More…

Philstar – Bongbong says next leader should not be vindictive

By Marvin Sy | Philstar

philstar-new-logoMANILA, Philippines – A potential candidate for president in the 2016 elections said yesterday that the country’s next leader should end the streak of vindictiveness and start focusing on development and the improvement of the lives of Filipinos.

Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. lamented that the country has been made to go through two administrations where its leaders were more focused on seeking vengeance against their political enemies than the welfare of the people.

Marcos said this has been counterproductive and has done nothing but cause division among Filipinos. Read More…

Manila Bulletin – Leave political vendetta behind, Marcos advises next president

By Mario Casayuran | Manila Bulletin

ManilaBulletinOnlineSen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. said yesterday the next President of the Republic should not adopt a policy of political vendetta that puts political opponents in jail.

Marcos, chairman of the Senate Local Government Committee, said political vengeance adopted in the past and present administrations is “counterproductive and divides Filipinos.”

The next Chief Executive should instead push for the development of the country, improve the lives of the Filipino people and help accelerate the pace of the country’s economy, Marcos pointed out. Read More…

Manila Bulletin – Bongbong warns Comelec against disenfranchising 4-M voters

By Mario Casayuran | Manila Bulletin

ManilaBulletinOnlineThe Commission on Elections (Comelec) may face legal problems and public anger if four million registered voters who have no biometrics data would be barred from voting in the 2016 elections.

Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr., chairman of the Senate Local Government Committee, made this prediction as the poll body continues its “gentle persuasion” to get millions of registered voters to have their biometrics taken as a requirement for voting in the scheduled May 2016 national elections.

Marcos said the Comelec would be inviting trouble if the four million voters will be disqualified from going to the polls in the 2016 presidential and local elections because of the lack of biometrics. Read More…

The Manila Times – Next leader shouldn’t be vengeful – Marcos

By Jefferson Antiporda | The Manila Times

The-Manila-Times-NetSenator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said whoever succeeds President Benigno Aquino 3rd in 2016 should focus on programs, progress, reforms, and unity, not the unmerited punishment of political opponents.

“We should do away with what we have been seeing in the past few years when recent administrations adopted a deliberate campaign of vengeance against their political foes, practically making it a national policy,” Marcos said in a radio interview on Friday.

“The top priority of the next president is not to go after political opponents and play politics. His priority should be how to push the development of our country, how to improve the lives of our people, how to grow the economy,” he said, adding the next president should unite Filipinos to work together. Read More…

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