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Marcos Pushes for Creation of Code of Transportation and Commuter Safety

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Stressing that the most important thing is to ensure the safety and welfare of ordinary passengers and commuters, Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. today called on his colleagues to review, update or repeal certain transportation laws and merge them into a Code of Transportation and Commuter Safety.

In an interview, Sen. Bongbong says that current laws relating to transportation are mostly regulations meant for land, air and sea transport sectors and very few tackle measures meant to strengthen safety and welfare of commuters and passengers.

Provisions for the safety of commuters are expressed in Articles 1755 to 1763 of the New Civil Code of the Philippines. However, these provisions are not enough to really safeguard commuters especially when they are using public transportation.
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Bongbong: We will waste no time the minute BBL gets in

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Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. has vowed not to waste time once the draft Bangsamoro basic Law (BBL) reached the Senate to fast-track its approval.

Sen. Bongbong, chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Government, assured he would commence hearings as soon as the Senate receives the document.

“The minute it is passed to us, we will immediately meet and put out for ourselves a schedule so that we don’t waste any time. I think in the Senate, kasi iilan lang kami, we can always figure out an accelerated hearing schedule,” he told reporters.
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The Phillipine Star – Bongbong: Senate body ready to tackle proposed Bangsamoro law

By Christina Mendez | The Phillipine Star

Featured-Image-Philippine-StarMANILA, Philippines – Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday said that the Senate committee on local government is ready to start the public hearings on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).

Marcos, chairman of the committee, said he has talked to Senate President Franklin Drilon about the BBL and added that they have taken cognizance of the need to pass the proposed law to attain peace in Mindanao.

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The Visayan Daily Star – Marcos consults Negrenses on infrastructure dev’t plan

By Judy F. Partlow | The Visayan Daily Star

VisayanStarSenator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., chairman of the Senate committees on Local Government and on Public Works, yesterday held consultations with the governor and mayors, other officials and sectoral representatives in Negros Oriental, to get a “feel” of their priority development projects that need attention from the national government.

Marcos, who is believed to be angling for the presidency in the 2016 election, said his visit to Dumaguete City was aimed to collect information for his proposed creation of a national infrastructure development plan.
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