Senate Bills

Senate Bill No. 421: Charter of the Laoag International Airport Authority

This bill seeks to create the Laoag International Airport Authority (LIAA), to manage Laoag International Airport, which is the only international airport in Northern Luzon. This will spur the growth of tourism and economic development in the region.

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

Senate Bill No. 420: Philippine Millennium Development Fund Law of 2013

The Philippine Millennium Development Fund is proposed to be created to ensure the successful fulfillment of the Philippine Government’s commitment to attain the Millennium Development Goals by year 2015.

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

Senate Bill No. 419: An Act Regulating the Use of Plastic Bags

This bill seeks to regulate the use of plastic materials in the country by advocating reusable, biodegradable bags made of washable materials to mitigate land-based sources of pollution.

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

Senate Bill No. 418: An Act Moving the Observance of Rizal Day from December 30 to June 19

The observance of Rizal Day is proposed to be transferred from December 30, the day of our national hero’s death, to his birthday on June 19.

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

Senate Bill No. 417: Palliative and End of Life Care Act of 2013

All government and private hospitals and health centers are encouraged to provide palliative care and end of life services to all patients with life-threatening illness. This measure calls for the establishment of community-based hospice units and palliative care centers in local government units in order to alleviate the burden of the family of a terminally ill patient.

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

Senate Bill No. 416: Road Rage Law

To address the alarming increase in the incidence of senseless violence on Philippine roads, this bill seeks to instill discipline, control, and restraint among road users

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

Senate Bill No. 415: The Real Property Valuation and Assessment Reform Act of 2013

There is a need to reform the inequitable and inefficient land valuation system in the country by adopting a uniform, market-based Schedule of Market Values based on international best practices and methods. This proposal aims to strengthen and reorganize the Bureau of Local Government Finance to assume institutional responsibility for the land valuation reforms.

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

Senate Bill No. 414: Boy Scouts of the Philippines Charter of 2013

This bill seeks to redefine the powers, duties and functions of the Boy Scout of the Philippines (BSP), to make it more attuned to the changing times and to the growing challenges in the society, and to develop the scouts to be morally straight, disciplined, concerned, self-reliant citizens.

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

Senate Bill No. 413: Bicycle Commuters Incentive Act of 2013

This measure encourages and promotes commuting by bicycles or by other non-motorized transport vehicles. This will not only prevent air pollution, but also help avoid road congestions, alleviate the effects of rising costs of gasoline and other commodities, and address climate change and other related social and environmental issues.

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

Senate Bill No. 412: Day of Goodwill Act of 2013

It is proposed that December 26 be declared as a national special non-working holiday, to be known as ‘Filipino Day of Goodwill’, which is patterned after the so-called “Second Christmas Day” or “Boxing Day” in several counties where gifts and alms are distributed to the poor a day after Christmas. This will give enough time for our citizens to travel and prepare for work on the next working day, since more often than not, they can only conveniently wind up their holiday celebrations by Christmas day’s end.

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

Senate Bill No. 411: National Internship Act of 2013

A National Internship Program recognizes the vital role of the youth in nation building. It provides an avenue where the State, through its instrumentalities, welcomes the youth who want to work in and for the government during their breaks from school. The proposal also seeks to present public service as a viable career option for the young and skilled professionals in the future.

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

Senate Bill No. 410: Philippine Green Building Act

To help mitigate the effects of climate change and global warning, this proposal seeks to attune our country to the rising global standard in sustainable buildings and construction developments, by creating green building standards and rating system. It likewise provides incentives to builders and owners by way of tax breaks and other benefits to encourage compliance with green building standards.

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

Senate Bill No. 409: Philippine Soybean Authority Act of 2013

The proposed Philippine Soybean Authority will promote the cultivation, production, processing, marketing and distribution of soybean (Glycine Max) and soybean products. Soybean production will not only open opportunities to local farmers, but also help solve chronic problems of hunger and malnutrition.

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

Senate Bill No.408: Hydrogen Research, Promotion, and Development Act of 2013

To help ensure energy security of the country, this bill proposes the creation of a hydrogen research and development center that will serve as an avenue for the research, promotion, development and utilization of hydrogen, which is deemed by scientists as the fuel of the future.

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

Senate Bill No. 407: An Act Amending Section 425 of the Local Government Code of 1991

The locally generated average annual income requirement for the creation of a highly urbanized city is proposed to be increased to P150 million from present mandate of P50 million.

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

Senate Bill No. 117: First Class Public Schools and Libraries Act

To encourage excellence in education, a national first-class development program of public elementary and secondary schools and public libraries are important. Best performing public elementary and secondary schools of each region shall be upgraded and converted into first class schools.

Date filed: 01 July 2013
Author: Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr.
Status: Pending in the Committee 24 July 2013

Senate Bill No. 116: The National Mariculture Program of 2013

With a looming threat of diminishing supply of aquatic resources, this bill seeks to establish a national mariculture program with the goal of providing food security, steady livelihood to fisherfolk, and ecologically balanced aquatic environment.

Date filed: 01 July 2013
Author: Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr.
Status: Pending in the Committee 24 July 2013

Senate Bill No. 115: The Teachers Education Act of 2013

To greatly enhance the effectiveness of our teachers in delivering the education to Filipino children, this bill proposes a continuing education for teachers in all levels in public and private schools.

Date filed: 01 July 2013
Author: Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr.
Status: Pending in the Committee 24 July 2013

Senate Bill No. 114: An Act Amending Section 61 of Local Government Code of 1991

Complaint against any elective official of a component city should be filed before the Sangguniang Panlalawigan and not with the Office of the President, as mandated under the present law, since a component city is under the administrative and disciplinary jurisdiction of the province where it is geographically located.

Date filed: 01 July 2013
Author: Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr.
Status: Pending in the Committee 24 July 2013

Senate Bill No. 113: Amending Section 293 of the Local Government Code of 1991

This bill proposes the automatic appropriation and release to the local government units of the 40% share from the national wealth taxes, as their just share in the utilization and development of national wealth.

Date filed: 01 July 2013
Author: Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr.
Status: Pending in the Committee 24 July 2013