Being part of the opposition hasn’t stopped Sen. Bam Aquino from working on reforms that benefit the Filipino people.
“Tuloy lang ang laban, tuloy ang pagtrabaho sa mga repormang kailangan ng taumbayan,” said Sen. Bam, who just passed his 21st and 22nd law in his five years as senator.
Recently, Republic Act 11035 or the Balik Scientist Act, which Sen. Bam pushed as principal sponsor and principal author, has been signed into law to encourage Filipino scientists abroad to return home and contribute to solving the country’s problems.
“Kailangan ng bawat bansa ng mga scientists para guminhawa ang buhay at umunlad ang bayan. Sila ang susi sa mga makabagong solusyon na kailangang kailangan ngayon,” said Sen. Bam on the passage of his law.
Sen. Bam was also a co-author of the Philippine Mental Health Law, which is now known as Republic Act 11036.
Despite being a member of the opposition, Sen. Bam has committed to work for the welfare of the Filipino, especially the poor.
“Kapag makatutulong sa pamilyang Pilipino, lalo na sa mahihirap, mauuna akong sumuporta,” said Sen. Bam.
However, Sen. Bam said he will be at the forefront of the fight when it comes to policies that will burden the Filipino people.
“Ngunit pag may magpapahirap lalo sa mga Pilipino, mauuna rin akong tumutol,” asserted Sen. Bam, one of four senators who voted against the ratification of the government’s tax reform program.
Sen. Bam continues to speak up on the issue of rising prices and is pushing for a measure to roll back the excise tax on fuel under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law.