Bongbong Marcos

ABS-CBN News – Bongbong rejects PNoy resign calls

By Nico Delfin | ABS-CBN News

MANILA – Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is no ally of President Benigno Aquino III. But the senator refuses to support recent calls for the President’s resignation despite the latter’s alleged failure to fulfill his promises of “tuwid na daan.”

The Marcoses and Aquinos are known rivals in Philippine politics.

But times are changing nowadays with the recent calls made by sectoral groups for President Aquino’s resignation.

Senator Marcos said Aquino’s resignation is not the solution to the country’s problems.

“A survey says 36 percent of Filipinos believe that he failed but I think rather than finding that magic bullet to solve our problems, might as well do something more to have solutions instead of adding more problems,” he said.

The senator earlier admitted he is constantly challenged by “old issues” that keep hounding him such as the assassination of Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. and his own family’s fall from power in 1986.

“It is very hard to move forward and talk about the issues at hand which need our immediate attention if we keep reliving and rehashing, redebating what happened 20 odd years ago. You know the result of those events is very clear. My father’s government fell so that’s it, that’s the result. We really need to, then, OK, that is part of history.”

“What happens now? What do we do now? We are faced with the power crisis. We are faced with economic issues and poverty issues, all these things that need to be attended to. When do we get to that?”

He also said he feels history will be kinder about his father’s legacy compared to the statements of their political detractors.

“I feel that history will be the ultimate judge and I believe that history will be much kinder and much more objective about my father’s administration than his detractors and political enemies are,” he said.

Meanwhile, Marcos believes the Visiting Forces Agreement may lose support if no clear guidelines are set against foreign soldiers facing criminal charges in the country.

He said the recent case involving the murder of a transgender Filipino allegedly by US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton should set the tone for a review of the VFA.

IAG – Marcos, Guingona vow to consider views, comments on BBL in Cotabato consultations

John Unson | Institute for Autonomy and Governance (via NDBC News)

COTABATO CITY — Senators Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. and Teofisto “TG” Guingona on Wednesday assured to raise in the Senate the views and sentiments of local stakeholders on the contents of the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).

Marcos and Guingona, chairs of Senate’s committee on local governments, and committee on peace, reconciliation and reunification, respectively, presided over at the campus of the Notre Dame University (NDU) here a consultation on the draft BBL.

The draft BBL aims to establish a Bangsamoro government that would replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) based on the March 27, 2014 Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro, the final peace accord between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). Read More…

Bongbong vows to fight for higher teachers’ pay, welfare

Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. has vowed to fight for the salary increase, which the teachers have been clamoring for.

Sen. Bongbong made the promise during the gathering of thousands of teachers in Camarines Sur to celebrate the 2014 National Teacher Month and the World Teachers Day held last Monday (October 6) at the Jesse Robredo Coliseum in Naga City.

The Senator announced that he will pursue the aspiration of the Filipino teachers for salary increase when the budget proposal for 2015 reaches the Senate for deliberation.

“Asahan ninyo, pagdating ng budget sa amin (sa Senado) ay ipipilit namin na ‘yang pay raise ng mga teacher na matagal na naming ipinaglalaban ay sana naman itong taon na ito ay makikita na,” he said. Read More…

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Students in Camnorte cite Bongbong for championing the youth

Students from different colleges and universities in Camarines Norte expressed collective support to Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. for championing the welfare of the youth.

This developed as Marcos held a dialogue on Tuesday, 30 September 2014, with the students held at the auditorium of the Camarines Norte State College regarding the reforms of the Sangguniang Kabataan that he is pushing in the Senate.

In a letter to Marcos, the students said they “firmly support all the worthy endeavors and efforts of Hon. Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. towards the development and upliftment of the Welfare of the Filipino youth.” Read More…

Interview – ANC’s Headstart with Karen Davila

Sen. Bongbong is interviewed by Karen Davila on her morning ANC talk show, “Headstart.” In the hour-long interview, Sen. Bongbong discusses the drafting of the Bangsamoro Basic Law, his political plans, and thoughts on current issues facing the country.

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