• Marcos empowers youth, brgy officials

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    2015 was another milestone for Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. in the 16th Congress as he played a key role in the passage of measures that empowered the youth, put the spotlight on the plight of barangay officials, Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), Muslim-Filipinos in Mindanao, and policemen killed in the line of duty.

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    Marcos was instrumental in the passage of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Reform Law as chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Government.

    He authored and sponsored a bill that provides retirement benefits to barangay officials and workers including day care personnel.

    Known as Senate Bill No. 12, the bill entitled “An Act Providing Barangay Officials, Including Barangay Tanods, Members of the Lupon ng Tagapamayapa, Barangay Health Workers and Day Care Workers Retirement Benefits” sought to give Punong Barangays P100,000 in retirement benefits, P80,000 for Sangguniang Barangay members, Barangay Treasurer and Secretary, Barangay Tanod, members of the Lupon ng Tagapamayapa, barangay health workers. Barangay day care workers will get P50,000.

    The bill has been approved on third and final reading.

    Last year, Marcos also showed his mettle and independence when he rejected the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) submitted by Malacañang. He crafted instead a substitute bill entitled “Basic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region” or Senate Bill No. 2894.

    In the Senate investigation of the Mamasapano massacre, Marcos took the cudgels for the 44 Special Action Force policemen who were killed by members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters and other private armed groups in Mamasapano, Maguindanao on January 25, 2015.

    He zeroed in on the breach of the chain of command and called on President Benigno Aquino 3rd to apologize as Commander-in-Chief.

    Marcos also quizzed Customs officials on their plan to open the balikbayan boxes of Overseas Filipino Workers. As a result, Customs Chief Alberto Lina was pressured to make a public apology to OFWs and stop the implementation of the plan.

    On the tanim-bala scam, the senator reprimanded airport officials for the extortion racket at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport by corrupt airport personnel.

    Six months before the 16th Congress ended, Marcos has compiled 66 bills – 57 of which he authored and nine that he co-authored. He also filed 64 resolutions. Eleven of these bills were enacted into laws while 43 of the resolutions were adopted.

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    1. To Condrado, Naniniwala ang buong Liberal Party tulad nila sina Salonga, Eddie Elarde na hindi si Marcos ang nagpapatay kay ninoy. Kahit pa si Pangulong Cory ay hindi niya matukoy na si Marcos ang nagpapatay. Una, kung gugustuhin ni Marcos na mamatay si Aquino ay maraming pagkakataon noon pa man.Hinatulan na noong ng parusang kamatayan si Aquino, Bernabe Buscayno at Victor Corpuz ginawa ba niya? Hindi bagkus ang ginawa niya pinadala niya sa Amerika para magpa-opera sa sakit sa puso.Si Marcos pa nagbayad sa gamot niya.Kaya magbasa basa ka rin minsan.

    2. Well let’s stand United for our Country and the people, let’s forget what happen in the past and
      focus on the future and choose our leaders who
      can bring change for a better goverment
      not what we have right now. It’s obvious Bong Bong
      Marcos is one of them.

    3. Sins of the father blamed on the son?! Judge by what the person has accomplished. Wallowing in the horrors of the past can never be a good thing.

    4. Wag mo sanang bulagin ang puso mo mr.conrado alcantara, panahon na para magkatulungan ang mga may kakayahang mamuno sa ating mahal na bayan para sa magandang bukas. Hayaan nating mamayani ang mabuti sa masama. Sana ay magkatulungan nalang ang mga mabubuting loob at magkaisa na sila sa layuning pagyamanin ang bansang pilipinas.

    5. David M Meyer on

      Senator Marcos..and the empowerment of youth seems to b e somewhat dubious,,His family was responsible for so many billions to be taken out of the public domain –Into the hands of the greedy No doubt his own education was funded by this plunder Even today we see more and more coming to light of how much was taken ,,Maybe our kids would of had a better more equal education system;if the Marcos family had kept their greedy hands out of the public till

      Do we hear one word of remorse, from either senator Marcos or his Mother ,,

      David M Meyer

      • Even Worse was Cory Aquino who did nothing but to bring the Phils. to poverty and now this current Aquino Admin again who couldn’t even solve an LTO problem. Aquinos are useless – Marcos ware better !

    6. Do you possess the incriminating evidence to charge Marcos as the person who murdered or ordered the murder of Benigno Aquino II, which has eluded the Filipinos and even the two Aquinos’ presidency? And, what have the two Aquinos done to improve the lives of Filipinos, except promoting themselves as saviours through sloganeerings?

      If Marcos made Central Bank their ‘piggy’ bank, BS Cojuangco Aquino III made Congress his ‘pigsty’. Blaming Marcos and crediting Aquinos is one stupid mentality, because both don’t not deserve to be placed on a balance, as metric for making a right choice – it is being like a pot calling the kettle black.

    7. Philippines my Philippines!!! A vote for Marcos is plain stupidity. NEVER AGAIN….. Remember Ferdinand and Imelda. What did they do to the filipinos. They made the Central Bank their own PIGGY BANK. Maraming pina patay . Example Senator Benigno Aquino. Kaya bago bumoto MAG ISIP PARA SA KABUTIHAN NANG BAYAN.

      • Mr.conrado why did u say voting marcos is plain stupidity?….d kaya ang pinagsasabi mo ang plain stupidity?…..kng mga aquino nga d mailabas kng cno pumatay ky ninoy tpos ngayun sasabihin mo c marcos nagpapatay?….may evidence ka ba jan?…wat a stupid comment u have there…..

      • christian sinano on

        ikaw ang mag-isip. Pinapatay si Benigno Aquino kamo ni Marcos? Bakit hindi nila napakulong?30 years na nakalipas,. Bakit di nila buksan ang kaso? 2 Aquino na naging president pero di nila mapatunayan