By Mario Casayuran | Manila Bulletin
As the executive branch prepares to submit to Congress the proposed 2016 national budget after the President’s delivery of his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 27, the Senate Public Works Committee asked yesterday the Aquino administration to prioritize infrastructure projects that would mitigate damage to lives and property during natural disasters.
Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr., committee chairman, said government must set aside funds for flood-control structures as well as disaster-resistant classrooms and multi-purpose building that could serve as safe evacuation centers during typhoons or floods.
“The effects of climate change cannot be ignored anymore. We are now experiencing heavy rains and severe flooding in various areas of the country, yet in some provinces, the lands are parched because of drought,” Marcos said. Read More…
By Leila B. Salaverria | Philippine Daily Inquirer
THE IRONY is not lost on Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. The Philippine Constitution Association (Philconsa) conferred on Marcos an award for being a “great protector” of the 1987 Constitution, informally referred to as the “Cory Constitution.”
The Constitution was drafted under the watch of the late President Corazon Aquino, who rose to power in 1986 after the senator’s father, the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, was ousted in the Edsa People Power Revolution.
Marcos chairs the Senate local government committee, which is handling deliberations on the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), a product of the historic peace deal between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). He has been critical of the proposed law. Read More…
SENATOR Ferdinand Marcos Jr., has proposed a mini-Marshal plan for Mindanao to transform the island into a hive of modernization and achieve long-lasting peace.
Speaking before members of the Philippine Constitution Association at the Manila Hotel, Marcos said the program he envisions includes a full-scale pacification and law enforcement program, infrastructure modernization, a railway system and modernization of the civil service and public services.
“It was the historic Marshall Plan in post-war Europe that got me thinking of modernization as possibly the best strategy for Mindanao in the aftermath of secessionist conflict,” the senator said. Read More…
By Rosette Adel | philstar
MANILA, Philippines – Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said the country needs a president that would ensure long term energy and power supply.
“The next president must aggressively pursue a long-term strategy for adequate and reliable power supply in the country,” Marcos said.
Marcos said that the next administration should act on building power generation capacity to provide power reserved and address the expected annual increase in power demand. Read More…