Enforce Price Freezes — Sen. Bam

Amid the massive flooding caused by Typhoon Maring, Senator Bam Aquino reminds the Deparment of Trade and Industry (DTI) and local government units (LGUs) to strictly enforce the price freezes that are up in areas under a state of calamity. “Once an area has been declared to be under a state...

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Bam Suspends PDAF

Senator Bam Aquino is suspending use of his office’s Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) “until the investigation is over and until charges have been filed” against all those involved in the highly publicized “PDAF scam.” Aquino earlier expressed his support for investigations into the alleged misuse of some P10...

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“Let’s Crowdsource SK Reform Bill” — Bam

In support of the proposed Crowdsourcing Act of 2013 (SBN 73), authored by Sen. Teofisto “TG” Guingona III, Sen. Bam Aquino has offered his own measure, the SK Reform Bill—also known as the “Liga ng Bayaning Kabataan Bill” (SBN 1090)—to be subjected to crowdsourcing. “The nation is really in...

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Sen. Bam Aquino’s Statement of Support for the Crowdsourcing Bill

We warmly welcome the introduction of Senate Bill No. 73, otherwise known as the Philippine Crowdsourcing Act of 2013, introduced by our colleague Sen. Teofisto “TG” Guingona III. We recognize that rapid shifts in information and communications technology have opened up new ways of communicating and processing information, and that...

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Sen. Bam Aquino to Address Young Changemakers

Senator Bam Aquino, the country’s youngest senator and a globally recognized youth leader and social entrepreneur, will be the opening keynote speaker at the 2013 ENACTUS Philippine National Finals, to be held on July 26, 2013 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City. ENACTUS, formerly called Students in Free...

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On the first day of the 16th Congress: BAM AQUINO FILES 7 PRO-POOR BILLS

On the first day of the 16th Congress, Sen. Bam Aquino filed seven bills that aim to empower the poor through jobs and livelihood opportunities. These are the following: 1.     The Social Value Bill, which redefines “value for money” in government procurement as going beyond products and services with the lowest price,...

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Bam Lauds Agri Investments in Davao del Sur

Senator Bam Aquino lauded the Department of Trade and Industry’s approval of six shared service facilities (SSF) worth P2 million in Davao del Sur, which are meant to boost the production of coco vinegar, kakanin, coco shellcraft, muscovado sugar, as well as cacao beans fermentation and coco coir processing. “Our farmers and...

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Mga Pinoy, Nangunguna sa Inobasyon Laban sa Kahirapan — Sen. Bam Aquino

Nasa Berlin, Germany si Senator Bam Aquino upang makipagpulong sa iba’t-ibang mga senior policymakers sa Asya at Europa ukol sa mga inobasyon sa paglaban sa kahirapan. Ayon kay Aquino, na naparangalan na sa loob at labas ng bansa para sa kanyang programang nagbibigay ng kabuhayan sa mga mahihirap na...

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“Bayanihan Economy” Key to Achieving Inclusive Growth — Sen. Bam Aquino

Speaking at the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Expo of the League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) on July 5, Sen. Bam Aquino talked about how a “bayanihan economy” can help the Philippines achieve inclusive growth. The term “bayanihan economy”, coined by former NEDA Director Dr. Cielito Habito, speaks of an economy...

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“Optimism ng mga Pinoy, Malaking Pagkakataon para sa Gobyerno” — Sen. Bam Aquino

Malugod na tinanggap ni Sen. Bam Aquino ang balitang umangat ang antas ng positibong pananaw (“optimism”) ng karamihan ng mga Pilipino, ayon sa isang survey na ginawa ng Social Weather Station (SWS). Dagdag ng senador, isa itong pagkakataon para sa gobyerno na paigtingin pa ang mga programa nitong lumalaban sa...

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On first two days of the 16th Congress: Sen. Bam Aquino in Zambo del Norte For Consultation on Inclusive Growth Agenda

Sen. Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV spent his first two days as senator in Zamboanga del Norte, one of the poorest provinces in the Philippines, as part of a series of stakeholder consultations on his proposed inclusive growth policy agenda. Part of the lawmaker’s itinerary in Zamboanga del Norte...

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Legislation will be People Centered — Sen. Bam Aquino

  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,...

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