40+ Laws in Sen. Bam's
1st term in Congress!

Libre na ang Kolehiyo!​

R.A. No. 10931

Law for Free College or Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act

Sen. Bam’s Role: Co-Author & Principal Sponsor

  • Free tuition and miscellaneous fees in all 112 state universities & colleges, 108 local universities & colleges, and TESDA-run vocational institutions (Click here for the full list of schools!)
  • More scholarship grants or financial aid for Filipinos who want to go to college
  • Improved Student Loan and Financial Assistance Program will grant loans help students pay for additional expenses and needs.
  • Students taking post-graduate studies can
    also avail of the student loan program
    and scholarships

“Kahit piso wala na akong babayarang tuition fee dahil sa pagsulong ni Sen. Bam sa Libreng Kolehiyo. Kaya ngayong tatakbo siya sa Senado, ako naman ang tutulong at susuporta sa kanya.”

– Vincent Peñaflor, Batangas State University
(Photo from Filing of COC)

Iba pang mga batas ni Sen. Bam para sa dekalidad na edukasyon

Financial Literacy and Youth Entrepreneurship Act, R.A. 10679
Unified Student Financial Assistance System, R.A. 10687
Centralizing Scholarships from Government, R.A. 10687

Kabuhayan at Dagdag Kita

R.A. No. 10644

Go Negosyo Act, Para bawat Pinoy ay magtagumpay sa negosyo!

Sen. Bam’s Role: Co-Author & Principal Sponsor

  • Establish Negosyo Centers in every town, city and municipality in the Philippines. There are now over 1,000 Negosyo Centers in the country! (Click here to find a Negosyo Center near you!)
  • Free training seminars for entrepreneurship and business practices, referrals to financing and loans, links to new markets and suppliers, help with government requirements, and overall business counseling.
  • Bumisita na sa Negosyo Center para magkaroon ng kabuhayan at dagdag kita para sa pamilya!
    (Click here to find a Negosyo Centernear you!)

“Noong wala pang isang taon ang Negosyo Center, marami na agad ang naitulong sa akin. Hindi ako pwedeng magkasakit o tamarin kasi alam ko na ngayon pa lang, bumubukas na ang mga pintuan para sa negosyo ko.”

– Jenny, Zipper bags

R.A. No. 10693

Microfinance NGOs Act, Para may pautang at libreng training ang mahihirap na Pilipino!

Sen. Bam’s Role: Co-Author & Principal Sponsor

  • Protects accredited Microfinance NGOs from the heavy tax burden
  • Less taxes means more affordable loans and better services for Filipino families from microfinance NGOs
  • Already saved MFIs over 470 million pesos!

“Bago pa maging senador si Bam Aquino, malapit na ang puso niya sa mga Nanay. Talagang bumaba siya sa mga communities.”

-MeAn Ignacio, Former chairperson,
Microfinance Council of the Philippines

R.A. No. 10744

Credit Surety Fund Cooperative Act, Para makautang ang kooperatiba sa bangko!

Sen. Bam’s Role: Principal Author & Principal Sponsor

  • Bank loans now within reach for members of cooperatives
  • Gives access to financing to small to medium businesses
  • Expands Bangko Sentral’s successful Credit Surety Fund Program, making it nationwide!

R.A. No. 11057

Personal Property Security Act, Para mas madali na umutang sa bangko!

Sen. Bam’s Role: Principal Author & Co-Sponsor

  • Improves access to bank loans for small and medium businesses
  • Allows Filipinos to use other assets such as inventory, livestock, vehicles and equipment as collateral for bank loans
  • Reduces the risk for banks to accept movable collaterals so they can expand acceptable collaterals beyond just land titles

Iba pang mga batas para sa kabuhayan at
pag-asenso ng maliliit ng negosyo

Ease of Doing Business Act, R.A. 11032
Customs Modernization Act, R.A. 10863
Philippine Competition Act, R.A. 10667
Foreign Ships Co-Loading Act, R.A. 10668

Magandang Trabaho

Job Matching Bill

Sen. Bam’s Role: Principal Author & Principal Sponsor

  • Aims to provide every graduate a good, sustainable job
  • Seeks to solve the issue of job mismatch and underemployment by establishing Job Placement Offices in every public school
  • Job Placement Offices will bridge students to local job opportunities through Industry Matching, Career Counseling, and Employment Facilitation
     

R.A. No. 10911

Anti-Age Discrimination Act
in Employment

Sen. Bam’s Role: Co-Author

  • Stops forced resignation, dismissal, or retirement of older employees
  • Ensures that age is not a basis for hiring or providing benefits and opportunities to employees
  • Violators will be fined between P50,000 and P500,000, and will be imprisoned from 3 months to two years, at the court’s discretion.

Bawas Presyo

Bawas Presyo sa Petrolyo Bill

Sen. Bam’s Role: Principal Author

  • After voting NO to the TRAIN Law, Sen. Bam filed the Bawas Presyo sa Petrolyo Bill to amend the TRAIN Law and suspend taxes on petroleum products
  • Helps bring down the prices of goods and services when inflation is too high
  • Protects PUV and PUJ drivers and operators from the high prices of gas and diesel

“Tumataas na ang presyo ng gasolina. Sa paghahanapbuhay ko, hindi na ako makakaahon sa kahirapan.”

– Boyong Evaristo, Tondo

Libreng Feeding Program sa Public Schools

R.A. No. 11037

Masustansiyang Pagkain para sa Batang Pilipino Act

Sen. Bam’s Role: Co-Author & Principal Sponsor

  • Free feeding programs for public day care, kindergarten, and elementary school students
  • Prevents malnutrition and hunger among school children so they can focus on their studies
  • Also increases livelihood for local farmers who supply the produce for the feeding programs

Suporta para sa Seniors at PWDs!

R.A. No. 10645

Expanded Senior Citizen’s Act

Sen. Bam’s Role: Co-Author

  • Mandatory Philhealth coverage to all senior citizens

Iba pang panukala para sa mga senior citizen

National Commission for Senior Citizens
- Increased Senior Citizen Social Pension Benefits

R.A. No. 10754

Expanding Benefits for PWDs

Sen. Bam’s Role: Co-Author

  • P25,000 income tax exemption
  • Zero-VAT for purchase of goods and services
  • 20% PWD discount on prescribed medicine in all drugstores and services from hotels, transport, and other establishments

Iba pang mga batas para sa PWDs

Closed Captioning Act, R.A. 10905
Filipino Sign Language Act, R.A. 11106
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