Senate Bills

Senate Bill No. 2186: Family Home Protection Act of 2014

This bill seeks to provide a 2-year redemption period for family homes sold at foreclosure sale, attachment, or execution, or other personal obligations. This is to emphasize the need to protect and preserve the family home, which is considered as the “sacred symbol” of the Filipino family.

Date filed: 01 April 2014
Author: Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr.
Status: Pending in the Committee 05 May 2014

Senate Bill No. 2145: Right of Way for National Government Infrastructure Projects

This bill seeks to expedite the acquisition of Right-of-Way for the efficient implementation of the national governments’ vital infrastructure projects, while protecting the rights of property owners.

Date filed: 26 February 2014
Author:  Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr.
Status: Pending in the Committee 03 March 2014

Senate Bill No. 2134: Cooperative Development Authority Charter Act

An Act reorganizing the Cooperative Development Authority, repealing for the purpose Republic Act No. 6939, creating the Cooperative Development Authority.

Date filed: 20 February 2014
Co-Authored by: Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr.
Status: Pending Second Reading, Special Order 05 March 2014

Senate Bill No. 2109: An Act Amending RA No. 7653, otherwise known as “The New Central Bank Act”

There is a need to strengthen the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to enable it to address contemporary challenges and remain effective in its conduct of monetary policy and supervision of entities in the country’s financial system.

Date filed: 10 February 2014
Author: Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr.
Status: Pending in the Committee 11 February 2014

Senate Bill No. 2097: The PAGASA Modernization Act of 2014

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

Date filed: 03 February 2014
Author: Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr.
Status: Pending in the Committee 04 February 2014

Senate Bill No. 2065: Balanced Housing Development Program Amendment of 2014

This proposed measure requires the owners and/or developers of proposed subdivision and condominium projects to develop an area for socialized housing equivalent to at least twenty percent (20%) of the total subdivision or condominium net saleable floor area, or total subdivision or condominium project cost, at the option of the developer.

Date filed: 20 January 2014
Author: Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr.
Status: Pending in the Committee 22 January 2014

Senate Bill No. 1864: Strong National Budget Process Act of 2013

The national budget process is strengthened by ensuring that all public funds to be used for the national budget, collected from the citizens, are used and accounted for properly and efficiently. To achieve this, continuous status monitoring throughout the entire budget process should be institutionalized.

Date filed: 16 October 2013
Author: Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr.
Status: Pending in the Committee 23 October 2013

Senate Bill No. 1863: Anti-Rice Wastage Act of 2013

To help cut wastage of rice in the country and boost our rice self-sufficiency program, this bill seeks to penalize restaurants, hotels and similar establishments that would refuse to serve customer’s order of less than one cup of rice.

Date filed: 16 October 2013
Author: Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr.
Status: Pending in the Committee 23 October 2013

Senate Bill No. 1862: Act Establishing the Inter-Agency Council for the Creation of Jobs

This bill seeks to translate the country’s economic growth into job opportunities for all through the creation of an inter-agency council that shall serve as the overall advisory and coordinating mechanism that would design policy and program directions for all job creation endeavors in the country.

Date filed: 16 October 2013
Author: Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr.
Status: Pending in the Committee 23 October 2013

Senate Bill No. 1734: Community Corrections Development Center Act

The Community Corrections Development Center (CDC) is proposed to be created in each region of the country to help former convicts become psychologically, emotionally, spiritually, socially, physically and economically prepared to go back to mainstream society and thus ensure that they would not revert to a life of crime.

Date filed: 25 September 2013
Author: Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr.
Status: Pending in the Committee 25 September 2013

Senate Bill No. 1237: Philippine Nursing Practice Reform Act of 2013

This bill proposes reforms in the Nursing Profession meant to ensure, not only a high level of competency of Filipino nurses, but also to provide them with humane working conditions, better career prospects, and a dignified existence.

Date filed: 07 August 2013
Author: Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr.
Status: Pending in the Committee 05 August 2013

Senate Bill No. 1191: Pag-asa ng Paglaya sa Pagbasa

This bill aims to shorthen the prisoners’ sentences through satisfactory completion of reading and reporting requirements of certain books deemed essential readings for Filipinos. In the long run, this will decongest the country’s jails and prisons.

Date filed: 31 July 2013
Author: Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr.
Status: Pending in the Committee 05 August 2013

Senate Bill No. 1186: Act to Postpone the Sangguniang Kabataan Elections on October 28, 2013

This bill calls for the postponement of the October 28, 2013 Sangguniang Kabataan elections to provide time for Congress to institute substantial reforms in the SK.

Date filed: 30 July 2013
Author: Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr.
Status: Signed into Law as RA 10632 03 October 2013

Senate Bill No. 712: Expanded Senior Citizens Act

An Act providing for the mandatory PhilHealth Coverage for all senior citizens, amending for the purpose Republic Act No. 7432, as amended by Republic Act No. 9994, otherwise known as the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010.

Date filed: 10 July 2013
Co-Authored by: Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr.
Status: Approved by the President as RA 10645 05 November 2014

Senate Bill No. 665: Establishing Regional Housing One-Stop Shops

To eliminate red tape and expedite processing of documents related to housing, the creation of regional housing one-stop shops is proposed to be created. The bill prescribes the time periods for the issuance of housing-related certifications and permits and imposes sanctions for non-compliance.

Date filed: 08 July 2013
Author: Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr.
Status: Pending in the Committee 05 August 2013

Senate Bill No. 664: Increasing Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center Bed Capacity

This bill seeks to increase the authorized bed capacity of MMMHC from 200 to 300, with corresponding increase of its medical personnel and budget allocation to upgrade its service, facilities and health care.

Date filed: 08 July 2013
Author: Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr.
Status: Pending in the Committee 05 August 2013

Senate Bill No.663: Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Officials’ Term Office Act of 2013

This seeks to change the term of barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan officials from three (3) years to five (5) years. This move will not only save money to fund other aspect of national development, but more importantly, to give the barangay and SK officials a longer period to pursue their program of development uninterrupted by concerns for re-election.

Date filed: 08 July 2013
Author: Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr.
Status Pending in the Committee 05 August 2013

Senate Bill No. 424: Cooperative Development Authority Charter Act

This bill seeks to strengthen the powers, duties and functions of the Cooperative Development Authority as effective vehicle for the development of cooperatives in the country.

Date filed: 03 July 2013
Author: Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr.
Status: Pending in the Committee 05 August 2013

Senate Bill No. 423: Department of Housing and Urban Development Act of 2013

This calls for the creation of a Department of Housing and Urban Development tasked to act as the primary national government entity responsible for the management of housing and urban development. It will address the growing backlog in the country’s housing needs and address the institutional weaknesses of housing agencies of the Government.

Date filed: 03 July 2013
Author: Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr.
Status: Pending in the Committee 05 August 2013

Senate Bill No. 422: Special Protection of Children in Armed Conflict Situations Act of 2013

This measure proposes a comprehensive protection, rehabilitation and reintegration of children involved in and affected by armed conflict, and those who have been displaced by reason of armed conflict

Date filed: 03 July 2013
Author: Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr.
Status: Pending in the Committee 05 August 2013