Sen. Bam Aquino urged political clans to make a stand and support the enactment of an anti-dynasty law for the sake of the Filipino people.
“Manindigan din dapat kaming mula sa political family. Suportahan natin ang anti-dynasty law, para sa ikabubuti ng taumbayan,” said Sen. Bam, co-author of Senate Bill No. 1765 or the Anti-Political Dynasty Act of 2018.
Sen. Bam said the passage of an anti-dynasty law will encourage and empower more excellent Filipinos with a passion for service, to run for office and be given the opportunity to effect change in government.
“Matagal nang hindi pinapansin ang anti-political dynasty provision ng ating Konstitusyon. Panahon na para isabatas ito,” Sen. Bam stressed.
“Tatlumpung taon nang overdue na ang batas na ito, at hindi ito pakiusap, mandato ito ng Konstitusyon. Dahil hindi lalago ang ating demokrasya hanggang may political dynasties.” Sen. Bam added.
Sen. Bam also emphasized the importance of the law’s passage, especially with the government’s push for federalism, which will strengthen the grip of political dynasties in their respective turfs.
Sen. Bam is one of the co-authors of the Anti-Political Dynasty Act of 2018 in the Senate.