By Mario Casayuran, Ellalyn De Vera, Chito Chavez | Manila Bulletin
Yesterday, Sen. Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. filed Senate Resolution 1449 “to institute more stringent measures to protect public health and the environment from toxic and hazardous materials as well as ensure environmentally sound waste management.”
Marcos, chair of the Senate local government committee and concurrent member of the Senate environment and natural resources committee said, “it is crucial to scrutinize the policy of the government in allowing the foreign-sourced trash into local landfills in order to assess and enhance viable mechanisms to protect our people from the health perils brought about by the gargantuan rubbish literally thrown into our backyard at the expense of our people.”
“We have to ask (in the Senate probe) whether it is already the policy of the government to import garbage. If it’s not a policy, how did the trash from Canada find its way to the Philippines?” Marcos said. Read More…
To Doris, Dennis, Dinna, and other members of the family, deep condolences on the demise of Neal.
You lost a loving, caring and wise parent. All of us Filipinos lost a leading contributor–as a journalist–to building a nation whose people and leaders should respect and cherish facts, the truth, the Constitution and our Republic.
I will miss his column.
My family and I are praying for his eternal bliss.
Reporter: When are you go coming out with it?
Sen. Bongbong: Probably next week with the re-cap.
Reporter: Sir you are expecting… since the president is pushing for the BBL, do you expect any… parang mga adverse sparks doon sa SONA?
Sen. Bongbong: Well, I’ll be surprised because the problems of the BBL did not come from congress. The problems of the BBL, whatever they may be, the delays that the BBL suffered were the delays that was not congress that cause those delays. So whatever you might say, delaying or that it was not properly attended to, we certainly do not feel alluded to because we have not stop working at congress for close to a year now. Read More…
Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. yesterday vowed to support efforts to promote the use of environment-friendly materials and practices in Philippine business and industry.
Marcos, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Public Works, made this commitment when he spoke before the Kalikasan GP3 (Green Productivity, Green Purchasing, Green Philippines) Conference and Expo 2015 at the SMX Convention Center in Taguig City.
“Business and ecology are not mutually exclusive. They can work hand in hand,” Marcos said.
He cited as example the windmills of Ilocos Norte, established during his stint as governor of the province, which provided a renewable and clean source of energy for Ilocos Norte and other parts of Luzon. Read More…
The Manila Times
SENATOR Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Wednesday asked Malacañang to submit a list of legislative priorities aimed at eradicating poverty and expand social services so that Congress can act on them immediately to reduce the number of hungry families in the country.
Marcos, a member of the Senate committee on agriculture and food, noted that while recent surveys showed a decrease in the number of families experiencing involuntary hunger this year, the government must come up with more effective means to address the hunger problem.
The senator was referring to the survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) on hunger showing a minimal drop in the number of families that experienced hunger in the second quarter of 2015 — 12.7 percent from 13.5 percent in the first quarter. Read More…