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.
Thank you for having invited me to this gathering and please allow me to take this opportunity to congratulate all those involved in staging this 5th installment of the National Young Hoteliers and Restaurateurs Power Conference, wherein you have assigned to me the daunting task of speaking about “Filipino Hospitality Beyond Borders”.
And what a formidable task it really is! After some research and reflection on today’s theme, I want to share with you my thoughts on this subject as your elected legislator and as an economist. And considering the issues that we shall talk about in this forum, we realize how important this kind of event is not only to the participants and to the industry and its stakeholders, but to our entire nation as well! Because no other segment of our society is able to better appreciate and relate to the current issues confronting our beloved hotel and restaurant industry than our youth, especially our students who are toiling hard to be part of it in their future careers, as well as the budding entrepreneurs and employees in this very important hospitality industry.