“It is unacceptable that a public bank meant to improve access to finance in the agriculture sector and support transformative interventions has a $80 million exposure to a giant company which is not even in the agricultural sector while the vast majority of small farmers of fisherfolks are without access to this kind of financing.”
Detained opposition Senator Leila de Lima challenged the Duterte administration anew to resolve the country’s worsening human rights crisis, saying it cannot afford to ignore the mounting concerns over the spate of extrajudicial killings, the President’s attacks against human rights activists and Church leaders.
Vice President Leni Robredo hopes private partners of her flagship anti-poverty program, Angat Buhay, would continue implementing projects that would truly respond to the needs of Filipinos, especially the poor.
Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV is now pushing for an increase in the social pension of senior citizens and expand the program’s coverage to include the more than three (3) million senior citizens who are not receiving any pension at all. Aquino, in filing Senate Bill No. 2142, seeks to amend provisions in the […]
Senator Paolo “Bam” Aquino IV urged the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to look for ways to deliver the government’s obligation to increase the salary of its workers instead of resorting to delaying tactics.
“Today, I am endorsing to the people of Iloilo the eight senatorial candidates of the opposition who will help me push the progress that we have seen in the province and city of Iloilo.”
President Duterte found an unlikely ally in a former rival for the presidency in former Interior and Local Governments Secretary Mar Roxas, who backed his call for an increase in the taxes on tobacco and alcohol products.
Sen. Bam Aquino assured that the implementation of the free college law will not be hampered by the re-enacted budget. “Walang dapat ipangamba ang mga estudyante at mga magulang dahil tiniyak ng Kongreso na mayroong pondo ang libreng kolehiyo, kahit sa ilalim pa ng re-enacted budget o ng 2019 budget,” said Sen. Bam, principal sponsor of […]