Environment

Sen. Bongbong Marcos is a staunch advocate of protecting and preserving the environment.

He has filed the following bills addressing this advocacy:

Senate Bill No. 2885. Climate Change Education Act of 2011.

This is an act mandating the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to include a subject specifically discussing Climate Change as part of the curricula for all college and university courses.

Senate Bill No. 2097. PAGASA Modernization Act (RA 10692)

Noting the need for accurate weather forecasts due to massive loss of lives and properties caused by typhoons and tropical depressions that hit the country every year, this bill seeks to modernize the equipment and facilities of PAGASA and upgrade the training, as well as pay and benefits of the agency’s personnel

Senate Bill No. 410. The Philippine Green Building Act.

This bill seeks to encourage investors to venture into “green buildings” or buildings whose design and construction are ecologically efficient by giving them tax incentives. The long-term goal is to make buildings in the Philippines “sustainable”, i.e. devoid of ecological hazards, and meet the global standards of design met by green buildings in countries such as the United States and Japan.

Senate Bill No. 413. Bicycle Commuters Incentives Act of 2013.

This bill seeks to grant incentives to bicycle riders and drivers of other non-motorized modes of transport. It seeks to lessen pollution by decreasing the number of oil-powered motorized vehicles on the road.

Senate Bill No. 419. Regulating the Use of Plastic Bags.

The end goal of this bill is to not just reduce but eliminate the use of plastic bags, which have been determined to be harmful to the environment. The bill also aims to help clear our waters of pollution by encouraging the use of biodegradable and reusable bags made of washable material, and which do not contain lead, as an alternative to plastic bags.

Pushed for the environmental sustainability of locally produced cement (SRN 482)

Relief Efforts for Yolanda

Marcos has also been at the forefront of disaster relief and rehabilitation efforts in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), personally assisting the local government in its efforts to extend aid to victims.

Concerned about reports that certain relief goods are not reaching the targeted victims, Marcos has called for a senate investigation into the status of the funds from both local and international donors for typhoon victims.

In the hope of preventing the recurrence of Ondoy-like tragedies in Metro Manila, BBM investigated and reported to the public the state of Metro Manila’s flood management plans and projects. (CRN 73)

Pushed for the institutionalization of effective disaster-preparedness and disaster-response on a national scale (SRN 1056)