On the first day of the 16th Congress, Sen. Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV reiterates his commitment to draft legislation that is people-centered and stakeholder-driven.
“Pinangako ko sa mga kababayan natin ‘nung kampanya ang paggawa ng mga batas na may consultation sa kanila–at ‘yun ang ginagawa natin,” says Aquino, who is currently in Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte on a series of consultations, as well as to celebrate the 100th Adlaw sa Dipolog.
“We want to make sure that the bills we will file have sound policy and the requisite quality. As such, we are finalizing our bills with policy experts, socio-civic groups, and stakeholders.”
The first-time lawmaker, who was an award-winning social entrepreneur and Chairperson of the National Youth Commission prior to being elected into the Senate, commits to focus on inclusive growth policy and legislation to help support the government’s mandate the end poverty.
“We have committed to push for inclusive growth and enterprise support. Our legislative agenda will focus on bills that help support entrepreneurs, create more jobs, and end poverty,” Aquino says.