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Statement on the INC protest

“The INC certainly has the right to stage a peaceful mass action to express their sentiments in defense of their faith.

The DOJ’s handling of the case leaves much to be desired. Instead of allowing the legal process to take its course, DOJ secretary Leila de Lima immediately held a press con to discuss the merits of the case. This created the impression, rightly or wrongly, of undue interest in the case.

For justice to triumph, the DOJ must not only be impartial in its procedure and ruling; like Caesar’s wife, it must also be seen as being fair to all.”

philstar – Destroy MILF firearms – Marcos

By Christina Mendez | philstar

philstar-new-logoSen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. yesterday reiterated the need to completely destroy the firearms of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) as part of the peace process.

Marcos, chairman of the Senate committee on local government hearing the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, made the statement on ANC even as the Senate failed to begin interpellation on the substitute bill for the BBL because of the senator’s absence in the plenary.

“Can you imagine if there are thousands of thousands of arms stored there? Is there someone guarding those weapons? There is a danger that someone might steal those guns. The best solution might be to destroy them so that it cannot go back. This stems from the very simple idea that if there are no arms, there is no war,” Marcos told ANC’s “Headstart.” Read More…

Interview with Karen Davila on ANC’s Headstart

Karen Davila: Senator Bongbong, thank you for coming.

Sen. Bongbong: Thank you, Karen, thank you very much.

Karen: I think you’d be perfect because you have the historical perspective on exactly what Section 105 of the Customs Code meant. Because no less that your father, former President Ferdinand Marcos, actually crafted this section in honor of OWFs in the ‘70s. What was the balikbayan shipment concept of the Customs Code.

Sen. Bongbong: Well, it’s really very simple. It was just to give an advantage, to give an added incentive to our OFWs to continue to work. Because at that time, it was a very new idea to work in large numbers, you know, the whole OFW trend. So it was really just to give them an added incentive to make there lives a little easier, because we all understand that it is a great sacrifice for any Filipino, especially, to be away with their families and to be away with their love ones. So kung konting kunswelo, sige pag bibigyan kayo namin ng… a certain amount na at that time is 10, 000, Read More…

Ambush intervew at University of Perpetual Help System DALTA

Q: Sir, ano yung mga bago dun sa substitute bill niyo?

Sen. Bongbong: Ang talagang inuna namin syempre yung pinakamalalaking problema, yung constitutionality. Kaya’t yun ang tinutukan kaagad namin para ayusin yung ibat ibang provision na sinasabi ngang unconstitutional. Pangalawa, ang malaking remedyo ay yung sa inclusiveness, yung pagkukunsulta sa lahat ng stake holders. Hindi nagawa ito ng OPAPP, hindi nagawa ng negotiating panel dahil sila ang kinausap lamang nila ay MILF. Kaya’t isinama-sama namin lahat doon …pati mga IP, pati mga Kristiyano, pati Lumad, lahat ay kinunsulta namin kaya nasama namin doon sa substitute bill ang mga isyu na inilabas nila. Pangatlo, pinatibay namin yung proseso ng decommissioning dahil nga sa aking paniniwala na simpleng simpleng prinsipyo lamang: kung walang baril, kung walang armas, walang giyera. Kaya’t ginawa naming mas mabilis ang proseso ng pag-disarma at pinatibay namin, pinalakas namin ang mga kakayahan at kailangang trabaho ng international decommissioning body. Marami syempreng mga importanteng detalye pero yun sa palagay ko yun ang pinaka-importanteng nakasama doon sa substitute bill.

Q: Sir mga ilang series pa itong gaganapin ninyo para mas lalong maintindihan ng mga estudyante?

Sen. Bongbong: Marami akong natatanggap na mga imbitasyon, so basta’t sila’y interesado ay willing talaga akong lumabas, pumunta at makipag-usap hindi lamang sa mga estudyante kundi sa lahat ng interesado dahil napaka-importante na maunawaan hindi lamang ng mga taga-Mindanao kundi ng lahat ng sambayanan. Read More…

Interpellation of the Substitute BBL Day 2

Sen. Bongbong takes questions and amendments from fellow Senators on the second day of interpellation on the Basic Law on Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (Senate Bill No. 2849).

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