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Province of Davao Oriental, September 1, 2014— Gathering the local government’s perspective on better ways to improve some of the national government’s vitalsectors, particularly on local governance and public works, Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr. led a multi-sector dialogue with local chief executives here on Thursday, August 29.
Being the senate committee chairman onboth local governance and public works, Senator Marcos said that he needs the counsel of local executives in order to push for better reforms in government policies.
He said that local officials here, who are considered experts of their own territoryand has affinity to their community, are ought to be consulted first on the issues and concerns hovering over them,noting that local leaders oftentimes knowbetter solutions that can best address these concerns.
By Rod Kapunan | Manila Standard
This column truly wonders whether those people in the Commission on Audit are escapees from the national psychiatric hospital or are raving mad dogs unleashed by this pretending-to-be-honest government to make sure it will have company once it is banished by the people.
This column is inclined to believe this because of that news item implicating Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. to that scam of looting government funds through the practice of bribing members of Congress through their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and through that Florencio “Butch” Abad formula called Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).
By Reuel John F. Lumawag | Sunstar Davao
SENATOR Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said on Friday he will seek additional funds for the rehabilitation of irrigation systems in the country.
“For the year 2014, nung lumabas yung budget para sa National Irrigation Authority (NIA), nag-aalala ako na wala masyadong naibigay sa NIA para sa repair and rehabilitation [ng mga irrigation systems] (when the budget for NIA came out, I got worried because not much has been allocated for the repair and rehabilitation of the irrigation systems),” said Marcos, who is also head of the Senate Committee on Public Works, in an interview with reporters on Friday after the 7th Irrigators Association Congress of the Regional Confederation of Irrigators Association (RCIA).
Marcos said he already asked Department of Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala for additional funding for the repair and rehabilitation of irrigation systems. Read More…
CITY OF MATI — Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said Thursday he is pushing for the reform of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK).
Speaking before hundreds of students of Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology here, Marcos, chair of the Senate committee on local government, discussed various issues confronting the youth today.
He introduced the “Youth Development and Empowerment Act of 2014,” which aims to establish mechanisms for meaningful youth participation in nation-building.
By Macon Ramos-Araneta | Manila Standard
SENATOR Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Wednesday said that as far as his family is concerned, the forfeiture in favor of the government of $42 million in the “Arelma” assets of his father, the late President Ferdinand Marcos, has long been final.
The Sandiganbayan this month ordered the turnover of the Arelma accounts—which the Marcoses contend were lawfully acquired—to the Bureau of Treasure.
“It has long been decided. It has long been final. I think somebody opposed its transfer to the national government. That was what became final,” Marcos said.