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This has been said time and again: development of Metro Manila’s outskirts – including Pampanga – will ease traffic in the Metro. Why people insist otherwise, we don’t know, unless they refuse to see the bigger picture.
This was reiterated by Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., saying the development of areas around Metro Manila is not only for economic progress but also as a long-term solution to the city’s traffic congestion.
We agree with the senator that the National Capital Region is already teeming with development, so we think it’s about time that areas in the so-called “Greater Capital Region (GCR)” – Cavite and Batangas to the south; Bulacan, Pampanga, Olongapo and Tarlac to the north; and Rizal to the east – be given a chance for economic growth. Read More…
The Daily Tribune
Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. yesterday called on Director General Ricardo Marquez, chief of the Philippine National Police, to address rising criminality in the country as he challenged the PNP to find more effective ways to protect the people.
Marcos expressed alarm over the big jump in the crime rate in the first six months of 2015 compared to same period last year. Records from the PNP Directorate for Investigation and Detection Management show 885,445 crimes were reported from January to June this year, compared to 603,085 cases during the same period in 2014.
“Could it be that criminal elements have increased? Or the efforts of the policemen have decreased? What have the DILG (Department of Interior and Local Government) and the PNP been doing?” he said. Read More…
By Ruth Abbey Gita | Sun Star Manila
Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. challenged Wednesday Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ricardo Marquez to find more effective ways to address rising criminality in the country.
Marcos issued the call following a report by the Directorate for Investigation and Detection Management of the PNP that there were 885,445 cases of crimes recorded from January to June this year, higher from 603,085 cases during the same period in 2014.
The senator said he was alarmed by the big jump in the crime incidents.
“Could it be that criminal elements have increased? Or the efforts of the policemen have decreased? What have the DILG (Department of Interior and Local Government) and the PNP been doing?” Marcos said, noting that he still believed that the PNP will be able to carry out its mandate to protect the people. Read More…
By Jefferson Antiporda | The Manila Times
Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. will be giving more priority to education, agriculture and infrastructure if he is given a chance to lead the country next year.
Marcos, who is yet to announce his political plans in 2016, said the reason why the country is facing many problems is that the government has failed to introduce programs and projects for improving the country’s educational system, agriculture and infrastructure.
To improve education, he added, the government must also invest more in teachers, not only by giving them higher pay but also retraining courses. Read More…
The Daily Tribune
“Tax pa more, services no more.”
This was how Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. described the tendency of the Aquino administration to burden the people with heavy taxes while falling short in providing basic services.
“The tendency of this government is to collect and collect. It can’t be ‘tax pa more’ all the time. What is more important is ‘public service pa more,’” he told more than 1,000 students who attended the student forum held at Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University in San Fernando, La Union last Sept. 26.
Earlier, the government had rejected moves in the Senate and in the House of Representatives to lower the individual income tax rate to give the taxpayers breathing space. Read More…