By Maila Ager | INQUIRER.net
MANILA, Philippines — It is high time to put an end to the decades-old feud between the Aquino and Marcos families, Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said on Thursday.
Marcos issued the statement when asked over radio DWIZ about the possibility of the two families reconciling.
“That’s something that would be good for the country. Kasi alam naman natin itong away na ito na hanggang ngayon ay tuluy-tuloy pa. Ito’y sagabal sa pagkakaisa dito sa bansa. Kailangan we have to get past it…put it behind us. Ang daming kailangang gawin,” he said.
(That’s something that would be good for the country. We all know that this feud continues up to now. This prevents us from uniting the country. We have to get past it…put it behind us. There are so many things we need to do.) Read More…
By Ernie Reyes | Interaksyon
MANILA, Philippines – With the specter of blackouts to hit Luzon grid customers, Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. expects the inauguration of the 81-megawatt Caparispisan wind farm in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte to contribute toward easing the expected backlog of electricity come summer of 2015.
Together with his sister, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, Pagudpud Mayor Marlon Sales, and Ayala executives, Marcos led the inauguration rites in the coastal town of Barangay Caparispisan, located 72 kilometers from the provincial capital of Laoag City.
With a little over 625 residents, this barangay is best known for its white sandy beaches located in the first district of Pagudpud town. Known all over the world as the “Boracay of the North” and about 560 kilometers away from Manila, Pagudpud is home to about 22,000 Filipinos in Ilocos Norte. Read More…
Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte—With the specter of blackouts to hit Luzon grid customers,Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.expects the inauguration of the 81-megawatt Caparispisan windfarm in Pagudpud Ilocos Norte to contribute towards easing the expected backlog of electricity come summer of 2015.
Together with his sister, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, Pagudpud mayor Marlon Sales and Ayala executives, Bongbong led fellow Filipinos in inauguration rites in the coastal town of Barangay Caparispisan, located 72 kilometers from the provincial capitol of Laoag City.
With just a little over 625 residents, this barangay is best known for its white sandy beaches located in the first district of Pagudpud town. Known all over the world as the “Boracay of the North”, Pagudpud is home to about 22,000 Filipinos in Ilocos Norte and is about 560 kilometers away from Manila.
Let me first start off by thanking the Southern Tagalog Association of Water Districts (STAWaD) for the invitation extended to me to join all of you here in your Annual Convention. As your elected Senator of the Republic, it is both an honor and a sworn duty on my part to be with the stakeholders of essential public services, especially those of you from the Southern Tagalog water service sector. For it is through dedicated forums such as this that relevant concerns and questions of policy affecting the sector are voiced out and discussed in this melting pot of ideas, effectively crystallized, and then made known to us, your elected representatives.
This year’s Convention has rightly chosen a very timely and relevant theme, which calls for the “forging of closer linkages”, in the face of challenges facing the water sector.
Today, the Philippine water services sector is being beleaguered by numerous challenges. But the ones needing our urgent and focused attention are the ones concerning “water security”, as well as our overall institutional governance and regulatory framework which impacts on our ability and efficiency in addressing the main problem of water security.
By Ellson Quismorio | Manila Bulletin
Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. is pushing for amendments to the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in a bid to protect the jobs of 36,000 employees of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).
Marcos aired this necessity during the public hearing on BBL conducted on Tuesday in Tawi-Tawi.
“I think we can strengthen the language [of the BBL] so that the guarantees are made explicit,” he said.
“We need not re-state the guarantees as laid out in the Civil Service Code but we can probably say that the guarantees on tenure, pay grade, etc. are maintained in this reorganization,” he added.