SENATOR Ferdinand Marcos Jr. alerted the government against profiteers who may hike rice prices due to scare brought about by the alleged proliferation of fake rice.
Marcos, member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, warned that crooked rice traders may hoard rice supplies and create an artificial shortage to push up retail prices.
“This situation is not improbable and it has happened before in different situations. Given the creativeness of some dishonest rice traders who defraud the consumers to make money, the possibility of hoarding is not far-fetched,” he said. Read More…
By Jefferson Antiporda | The Manila Times
SENATOR Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has vowed to scrutinize budget items on the proposed 2016 national budget that have something to do with disaster risk management to determine if the allotments will lessen the impact of calamities on the people.
Marcos, chairman of the Senate committee on public works, noted that the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on its briefer on the 2016 national budget included disaster risk management among the priority areas.
The senator also emphasized the need for the government to prioritize projects that mitigate the effects of climate change, particularly in its 2016 infrastructure budget in order to lessen damage to lives and property during calamities. Read More…
By Leila B. Salaverria | Philippine Daily Inquirer
THE IRONY is not lost on Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. The Philippine Constitution Association (Philconsa) conferred on Marcos an award for being a “great protector” of the 1987 Constitution, informally referred to as the “Cory Constitution.”
The Constitution was drafted under the watch of the late President Corazon Aquino, who rose to power in 1986 after the senator’s father, the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, was ousted in the Edsa People Power Revolution.
Marcos chairs the Senate local government committee, which is handling deliberations on the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), a product of the historic peace deal between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). He has been critical of the proposed law. Read More…
SENATOR Ferdinand Marcos Jr., has proposed a mini-Marshal plan for Mindanao to transform the island into a hive of modernization and achieve long-lasting peace.
Speaking before members of the Philippine Constitution Association at the Manila Hotel, Marcos said the program he envisions includes a full-scale pacification and law enforcement program, infrastructure modernization, a railway system and modernization of the civil service and public services.
“It was the historic Marshall Plan in post-war Europe that got me thinking of modernization as possibly the best strategy for Mindanao in the aftermath of secessionist conflict,” the senator said. Read More…