By Hannah Torregoza | Manila Bulletin
Senators yesterday deplored President Aquino’s attempt to belittle the alleged existence of a syndicate victimizing travelers in the country’s airports by planting bullets in their luggage.
Short of branding his statements as another insensitive remark, Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said it is “unfortunate” for the President to disparage victims of “tanim-bala” (bullet-planting) scheme with statistics.
The syndicates seemingly preyed mostly on elderly passengers and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).
“It is unfortunate that instead of trying to get into the bottom of these allegations, the President instead chose to dismiss these outright with statistics and even defended the airport authorities,” Marcos lamented. Read More…
By Ernie Reyes | InterAksyon
“Let us admit that many of the cases of violence against women (are) related to poverty, to unemployment, to hunger that, in some cases, drives a father to direct his anger against their own wife or children.”
This was what Senator Bongbong Marcos on Wednesday said in his speech at the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women in Tanauan City National High School in Batangas.
Marcos urged barangay officials to be in the forefront of the efforts to protect women and their children against violence. He added that barangay officials should always be ready to help in cases where women were subjected to violence. Read More…
By Macon Ramos-Araneta | The Standard
Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. expressed his frustrations over the government’s lack of support for Filipino inventors citing for instance the case of the maker of the internationally-acclaimed salt-powered lamp.
Marcos said Filipino inventors have been complaining in the past that they experience difficulty in trying to avail of incentives they are entitled to receive under the law. This drives them to find support outside the country, he said.
“We should be the first ones to benefit from the innovative creations of our inventors. Unless we give them adequate support we will always lose out from investors abroad who are always on the lookout for promising new products,” he said. Read More…
Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos lauded the local government in Baguio City on Sunday (Nov. 22, 2015) for providing FREE Wifi for the residents and tourists in Burnham Park in Baguio City.
Marcos said the services will be enabling everyone to stay connected while enjoying the park’s amenities.
The senator was the guest of honour during the inauguration at the Rose Garden in Burnham Park, Baguio City last Friday where joined Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Read More…
By Marlon Purificacion | Journal Online
Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. said the cost incurred in terms of money and effort in hosting the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit could be well worth it.
“If you are going to host a very important international conference like the APEC that we had, you have to make sure you do it properly, and security is a very large part of that equation. So I’m glad that it was done well and it was well organized,” said Marcos.
He said efforts to ensure the safety of the 21 heads of state attending the leaders’ meeting, some of them the most powerful leaders in the world, could not be considered overkill. Read More…