Bongbong Marcos

Bongbong questions 12 billion peso lump sums to 2015 DILG budget says “water supply and low cost housing not within DILG responsibilities”

Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr today termed the nearly 13 billion peso errata allotment for water supply and low cost housing to the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) as “lump sums” and has asked the Department of Budget and Management why it allowed this to be included in the 2015 National budget.

Sen. Bongbong likewise asked the DILG to explain where it spent the billions of pesos given to it for low cost housing projects in 2014. Under the local government code, the DILG is empowered to supervise local government units, and not build houses or manage low-cost housing projects for informal settlers.

The senator from Ilocos Norte took the floor in questioning the 12.9 billion pesos “errata” allocation which came from seven fund sources under a 270 page errata provision in the proposed national budget. Read More…

SOLUTION TO POWER CRISIS? Ilocos Norte inaugurates 81-MW wind farm

By Ernie Reyes | Interaksyon

InterAksyon_featured_imageMANILA, Philippines – With the specter of blackouts to hit Luzon grid customers, Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. expects the inauguration of the 81-megawatt Caparispisan wind farm in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte to contribute toward easing the expected backlog of electricity come summer of 2015.

Together with his sister, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, Pagudpud Mayor Marlon Sales, and Ayala executives, Marcos led the inauguration rites in the coastal town of Barangay Caparispisan, located 72 kilometers from the provincial capital of Laoag City.

With a little over 625 residents, this barangay is best known for its white sandy beaches located in the first district of Pagudpud town. Known all over the world as the “Boracay of the North” and about 560 kilometers away from Manila, Pagudpud is home to about 22,000 Filipinos in Ilocos Norte. Read More…

Biggest windfarm in the country to be inaugurated to help avert possible power crisis

Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte—With the specter of blackouts to hit Luzon grid customers,Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.expects the inauguration of the 81-megawatt Caparispisan windfarm in Pagudpud Ilocos Norte to contribute towards easing the expected backlog of electricity come summer of 2015.

Together with his sister, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, Pagudpud mayor Marlon Sales and Ayala executives, Bongbong led fellow Filipinos in inauguration rites in the coastal town of Barangay Caparispisan, located 72 kilometers from the provincial capitol of Laoag City.

With just a little over 625 residents, this barangay is best known for its white sandy beaches located in the first district of Pagudpud town. Known all over the world as the “Boracay of the North”, Pagudpud is home to about 22,000 Filipinos in Ilocos Norte and is about 560 kilometers away from Manila.
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Forging Closer Linkages Amidst Challenges in the Water Industry

Let me first start off by thanking the Southern Tagalog Association of Water Districts (STAWaD) for the invitation extended to me to join all of you here in your Annual Convention. As your elected Senator of the Republic, it is both an honor and a sworn duty on my part to be with the stakeholders of essential public services, especially those of you from the Southern Tagalog water service sector. For it is through dedicated forums such as this that relevant concerns and questions of policy affecting the sector are voiced out and discussed in this melting pot of ideas, effectively crystallized, and then made known to us, your elected representatives.

This year’s Convention has rightly chosen a very timely and relevant theme, which calls for the “forging of closer linkages”, in the face of challenges facing the water sector.

Today, the Philippine water services sector is being beleaguered by numerous challenges. But the ones needing our urgent and focused attention are the ones concerning “water security”, as well as our overall institutional governance and regulatory framework which impacts on our ability and efficiency in addressing the main problem of water security.
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