By: Elena Grace Flores
Who else would continue the father’s unfinished business if not the equally capable son? Sandro or Ferdinand Alexander Araneta Marcos proves this in front of PUP audience. He too is definitely somebody to watch for in Philippine’s political scene.
Youtube video by: Bongbong Marcos
[VIDEO]: Sen. Bongbong Marcos’ eldest son, Sandro, takes over and delivers a speech on behalf of the Senator at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines forum on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law.
Sen. Bongbong Marcos’ eldest son, Sandro, delivers a speech on his behalf at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines forum on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law. The crowd can’t help admiring the charming lad with his wit that his father is known for and the charisma that he displayed. Like father like son indeed. He reads the speech that his father prepared for the occasion but since he spent a lot of the time in the United States, the Pilipino part was spoken with the American accent. Surprisingly, the spectators loved it.
Drawing Bangsamoro Closer to Mainstream Filipino Society
Bongbong Marcos’s revised Bangsamoro Basic Law Bill gives provisions that would be fair not only to the Bangsamoro government but also to other local government units.The intention is to draw the Bangsamoro closer to mainstream Filipino society. The authority of the Bangsamoro government over Lake Lanao is guided by the provisions, which some critics in social media have criticized as “anti-Moro.”
Lake Lanao vital in Mindanao Electricity Supply
The Bill is also designed to ensure the National Power Corp. retaining its supervision of power plants to generate electricity from Lake Lanao. “Lake Lanao is critical as it supplies 60 percent of all the power in Mindanao,” he said. “We all know that we are in crisis when it comes to power generation in Mindanao,”Marcos discloses. This should take care of lasting brownouts in Mindanao.
The Bill is still a Draft
The above are just some of the many revisions Bongbong Marcos suggested. He calls the revised draft, the substitute bill – that would create a Bangsamoro region replacing the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. There’s a big possibility that under the Duterte administration, this revised bill will be passed.