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Students in Camnorte cite Bongbong for championing the youth

Students from different colleges and universities in Camarines Norte expressed collective support to Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. for championing the welfare of the youth.

This developed as Marcos held a dialogue on Tuesday, 30 September 2014, with the students held at the auditorium of the Camarines Norte State College regarding the reforms of the Sangguniang Kabataan that he is pushing in the Senate.

In a letter to Marcos, the students said they “firmly support all the worthy endeavors and efforts of Hon. Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. towards the development and upliftment of the Welfare of the Filipino youth.”

The letter was signed and read aloud by the students of different schools in the province who participated in the dialogue. They expressed admiration for the untiring service and dedication of the senator to address students’ concerns and issues and the general public in general.

Marcos, chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Government, has been conducting talks with students in universities around the country in order to get their input on how to reform the SK.

“I have been going around and talking to the youth because I believe they know what is best for them. Gusto ko mga kabataan mismo ang magsabi sa akin kung ano ang nakikita nilang dapat na reporma para pagandahin ang SK. Kaya nandito ako para pakinggan kayo,” he told the student-participants.

During the dialogue, Marcos explained that his three main proposals to improve the present youth council are the creation of a youth development council at the city, municipal and provincial levels; expanding the present 15-17 age range to 15-30; and mandatory and continuing skills training and value formation for SK members.

Marcos also answered questions from the audience ranging from the lack of honorarium for SK council members to assurance of an incorruptible SK official.

“Simple lang naman; walang honorarium kasi walang pondo ang gobyerno. Paano masisiguro na matino ang SK officials? You must vote wisely. ‘Wag ninyong ibenta ang inyong boto, ‘wag nyo iboto ang kandidato dahil kamag-anak n’yo siya o kaibigan n’yo. Ang iboto ninyo ay ang sa tingin ninyo ay matalino, masipag, may dedikasyon at handang manglingkod sa kabataan,” he said.

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May Chance pang maging Baha-Free ang Metro Manila!

By Sen. Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. | Bulgar

BulgarSa gitna ng aking kaabalahan sa mga usaping sektoral at nasyunal tulad ng benepisyo sa mga barangay official at volunteer na na-isponsor ko na at reporma sa SK na malapit nang matapos, at Bangsamoro Basic Law na naisalang ko na sa briefing ng Senate Committee on Local Government na aking pinamumunuan, hindi ko isinasakripisyo ang iba pang gawain na makakabuti sa mamamayan.

Isa dito ang solusyon sa baha sa Kamaynilaan. Kahapon, Setyembre 24, inisponsoran ko na ang Committee Report No. 73 kung saan nakapaloob ang labing-isang hakbang upang malutas ang problemang ito.

Ang 11-point recommendation ay bunga ng aking pag-aaral sa pahayag ng mga eksperto at mga dokumentong nakalap sa isinagawang public hearing noong Setyembre 26, 2013. Ang public hearing ng Senate Committee on Public Works na aking pinamumunuan ay bunsod ng dalawang resolusyong inihain ni Senador Ralph G. Recto at Senadora Miriam Defensor-Santiago.

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Sponsorship speech for the Senate Committee on Public Works report on Metro Manila Flood Management

Overall Master Plan on Flood Management for Metro Manila

Mr. President, this Friday, September 26, marks the 5th anniversary of the onslaught of tropical storm Ondoy (or “Ketsana”, its name in the international community) in Metro Manila. Also, incidentally, the United Nations just held yesterday the 2014 Climate Change Summit in New York City. And I take the floor today to report to this august Chamber the findings of your Committee on Public Works on the Resolution filed by Senator Ralph Recto (Proposed Senate Resolution No. 6) that called upon the Committee to inquire, in aid of legislation, about the current flood problem of Metro Manila and the initiatives planned and being implemented by the Government to manage and solve the same.

Our unprecedented experience during Ondoy on September 26, 2009 was a stark reminder that even Metro Manila, which is widely known as the main financial capital and economic hub of the country, is not exempt from the disastrous effects of environmental calamities. It was a terrifying and stupefying wake-up call not only to the extreme effects of high-intensity and non-stop precipitation as a consequence of climate change, but also to the vulnerability of our communities to such delubious effects.

The unforeseen destruction of tropical storm Ondoy was not attributed to the strength and gustiness of its winds for it merely packed 85kph in wind speed and up to 100kph gusty strength. In fact, when Ondoy entered, Metro Manila was merely placed on storm warning signal No. 1. The enormity of the untold effects of Ondoy lay in its precipitation delivery, or the amount of rainfall and its concentration over a short period of time.

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Pagbaha sa Metro, kawalan ng plano

By Sen. Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. | Bulgar

BulgarNalubog sa baha na naman ang Metro Manila matapos manalasa ang bagyong Mario. Sa tala, halos 10,000 pamilya ang inilikas sa mataas na lugar dahil sa pagragasa ng baha na umabot sa mga bubungan ng mga bahay, lalo na doon sa Araneta avenue sa Quezon City. Sa Marikina at San Mateo, libo-libo rin ang inilikas.

Nakikiramay ako sa pamilya ng mga nasawi at nawalan ng tahanan. Ginagawa ang lahat ng inyong abang-lingkod na makatulong sa abot ng aking makakaya sa mga nabiktima ng bagyong ito.

Ang aking tanggapan sampu ng aking pamilya ay aktibong gumagawa ngayon ng mga paraan upang matulungan ang libo-libo sa inyong naapektuhan ng bagyo. Inaanyayahan ko kayong magsama-sama tayong matulungan para sa ating mga kababayang nabiktima ng bagyo.

Hindi tuloy naiwasan ng ating mga kababayan na isiping maulit ang nangyari noong 2009 nang manalasa ang bagyong Ondoy. Ngunit sa talaan ng PAGASA, mas maliit na porsiyento ng ulan lamang ito at ang matinding pag-ulan ay idinulot ng habagat na hinihilang pilit ng bagyong Mario.

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