Sen. Bam still eager to help Filipino families after free college law and 30-plus laws passed

TARLAC CITY — Sen. Bam Aquino visited his hometown of Tarlac on Monday, days after filing his certificate of candidacy for a second term in the 2019 elections, to attend the flag ceremony with Tarlac City officials, led by mayor Cristy Angeles.

In his visit, Sen. Bam reiterated that he’s still eager to help his countrymen and serve the country while making his fellow Tarlaqueños proud. 

“Doon po sa Senado isa po sa pinaka-proud moments ko, kapag tinatawag po akong Senator Aquino the Gentleman from Tarlac. Ginaganahan ako magtrabaho para maging proud din po kayo sa amin at sa aming nagagawa sa Senado,” said Sen. Bam, who hails from Concepcion. 

Sen. Bam has passed over thirty laws in his first term in the Senate, including the law granting free tuition and miscellaneous fees in public universities and colleges. With the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act, students from state universities and colleges in Tarlac will save anywhere from P10,000 to P15,000 every year. 

Sen. Bam is the principal sponsor of the free college law and defended the measure in the Senate. He also worked to upgrade the Tarlac College of Agriculture to the Tarlac Agricultural University, so they may offer even better quality education with improved facilities as a state university. 

Sen. Bam is currently pushing to pass the Bawas Presyo sa Petrolyo Bill to remove the excise tax on fuel products from the TRAIN Law. He hopes this will ease the burden of high prices, especially for jeepney and tricycle drivers. 

“Marami pa rin po akong nakikilalang Pilipino na nangangailangan ng tulong. Kaya gusto ko pang magserbisyo para sa inyo at sa ating bansa,” said Sen. Bam. 

Sen. Bam also lauded the unity and cooperation between local government units (LGUs) in Tarlac, earning it the identity as one of the model provinces in the country. 

He was scheduled to meet with municipal, barangay officials and non-government organizations from the 1stDistrict of Tarlac in a gathering organized by Cong. Charlie Cojuangco.

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