By Mario Casayuran | Manila Bulletin
As the executive branch prepares to submit to Congress the proposed 2016 national budget after the President’s delivery of his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 27, the Senate Public Works Committee asked yesterday the Aquino administration to prioritize infrastructure projects that would mitigate damage to lives and property during natural disasters.
Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr., committee chairman, said government must set aside funds for flood-control structures as well as disaster-resistant classrooms and multi-purpose building that could serve as safe evacuation centers during typhoons or floods.
“The effects of climate change cannot be ignored anymore. We are now experiencing heavy rains and severe flooding in various areas of the country, yet in some provinces, the lands are parched because of drought,” Marcos said. 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…
By Rosette Adel | philstar
MANILA, Philippines – Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said the country needs a president that would ensure long term energy and power supply.
“The next president must aggressively pursue a long-term strategy for adequate and reliable power supply in the country,” Marcos said.
Marcos said that the next administration should act on building power generation capacity to provide power reserved and address the expected annual increase in power demand. Read More…
By Maila Ager | Inquirer.net
IN LIEU of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is proposing a “full-scale” modernization program for all of Mindanao – politically, economically, socially and culturally.
“From our studies of the problems in Muslim Mindanao and the whole of Mindanao, I am convinced that the best approach is a full–scale modernization program for all of Mindanao – politically, economically, socially and culturally,” Marcos said when he spoke Tuesday night before the Philippine Constitution Association (Philconsa) held at the Manila Hotel.
“We cannot just keep on talking of one small slice of what was once called ‘our land of promise.’ We must now deal with the whole – all of Mindanao and Sulu, and all the people there. Our planning, our actions, our strategies, and our labors must measure up to that challenge,” he said. Read More…
To the former Chief Justice, Chief Justice Reynato Puno; the President emeritus of this organization – PHILCONSA; the Chairman of PHILCONSA, Justice Manuel Lazaro; the PHILCONSA President, Congressman Martin Romualdez, this is a very familiar name. And out of fearer of missing out on mentioning or acknowledging whose friends who are closest to my heart and following the custom that we began today in that being recognized as the distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, good evening.
It is both an honor and a privilege to address this assembly of the Philippine Constitution Association, at this particular time when great questions of law and policy engage the nation and when many of our people are embroiled in a debate on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) for Muslim Mindanao.
Also, when Justice Lazaro told me that I would be receiving an award for being “the great protector of the Constitution” I found this quite ironic. First; that a non-lawyer would be accorded such a singular and, I must admit, flattering honor. Second, the greater irony is that it is Ferdinand Marcos Jr. that has become the “great protector” of the Cory Constitution! I can almost hear my father looking down upon these proceedings, scratching his head and saying, “How did that happen?” Read More…