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…
By Bernadette E. Tamayo | Journal Online
DESPITE the drop in the number of hungry Filipino families during the second quarter of 2015, Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. appealed to the government to maximize efforts to address hunger.
Marcos was referring to the Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey which showed that the number of families that experienced involuntary hunger dropped to 12.7 percent in the second quarter, down from 13.5 percent in the first quarter.
But Marcos, member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, said that 2.8 million hungry families is still a huge number that needs to be immediately addressed. Read More…
By Charissa Luci | Manila Bulletin
Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. has rallied behind the coconut farmers’ bid to ensure the proper use of P74.3-billion coco levy fund for the benefit and the development of the country’s coconut industry.
“If you would allow me, I volunteer to help you towards the realization of your vision to improve the coconut industry and to ensure the fund that grew through your hard work will not be misused,” Marcos said during a consultation with coconut industry leaders at the Queen Margarette Hotel in Lucena City.
Marcos said the proper and prudent use of levy funds would benefit not only the small farmers but the entire country as well, citing the January 24, 2012 ruling of the Supreme Court declaring that the coco levy funds are “owned by the government to be used only for the benefit of all coconut farmers and for the development of the coconut industry.” Read More…