By: Elena Grace Flores
This 2017, Bongbong Marcos vows to continue making the lives of Filipinos beautiful by implementing his promises during the elections. It’s the people’s choice now to allow him to do that on a local level in his family’s bailiwicks or do it nationwide as the new Vice President of the Philippines. The SC ruling on his electoral protest against Robredo is still pending.
Youtube video by; Bagong Lipunan
[VIDEO] Ibinahagi ni dating Senador Bongbong Marcos (BBM) ang kanyang New Year’s resolution ngayong 2017. Panoorin ang video.
Free State Universities Tuition Fees
Bongbong Marcos proposes the free college education in all the state colleges and universities in the country. He urges the government to study the plan because, on his data, the fund needed for it is affordable. Commission on Higher Education shows that the 547 SUCs in the country are under government subsidy, yet it’s not free for students. In 2017, tuition is free for all students in state colleges and universities who apply for it. This can still be improved by making it free to all admitted students.
Youth and Public Official Empowerment
Marcos authors Senate Bill No. 12, the bill entitled “An Act Providing Barangay Officials, Including Barangay Tanods, Members of the Lupon ng Tagapamayapa, Barangay Health Workers and Day Care Workers Retirement Benefits”. Punong Barangays get P100,000 in retirement benefits, P80,000 for Sangguniang Barangay members, Barangay Treasurer and Secretary, Barangay Tanod, members of the Lupon ng Tagapamayapa, barangay health workers. Barangay day care workers get P50,000.
He also passes the Senate Bill 3106 (Public School Teachers’ Salary Upgrading Act) which seeks to raise the compensation of public school teachers from Salary Grade 11 or approximately P18,000 a month to Salary Grade 15 or approximately P25,000 a month.
Marcos orchestrates these Senate Bills:
- 2532 is the “First Class Public Schools and Libraries Act of 2010” that seeks to continuously improve and upgrade public schools and libraries across the nation.
- 2188 is the “Moratorium on the Creation or Conversion of State Universities and Colleges Act of 2010” that imposes a three-year moratorium to create new state universities and colleges.
- 2531 is the “Teachers Education Act of 2010” that mandates continuous education for teachers in all levels of education for both private and public schools.
Like his great father, Bongbong Marcos believes that the progress of the Philippines is through education.