Archive for the ‘Bam Aquino’ Category

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Jul
InterAksyon.comThe online news portal of TV5 MANILA, Philippines – Senator Bam Aquino, who is chairman of the Senate Committee of Trade, Commerce and Entrepreneurship, on Thursday vowed to scrutinize the 2015 national budget amounting to P2.606 trillion, which includes more than P500 billion in lump sum items submitted to Congress by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).Aquino said in a prepared statement: "... in the wake of controversies brought by the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), expect the 2015 national budget to undergo tight scrutiny in the Senate down to its last centavo."There is need to be "vigilant and careful" in scrutinizing next year's budget, Aquino said, "to ensure every centavo of public’s money will go to its intended use and not to somebody's pocket.""Controversies have taught us to put our budget under the microscope to avoid a repeat of issues such as the PDAF and DAP. Read more [...]

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MANILA, July 29 --  The approval of Republic Act 10644: An Act Promoting Job Generation and Inclusive Growth through the Development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises or the “Go Negosyo Act” authored by Senator Bam Aquino is seen to bring government services closer to small businesses through the establishment of Negosyo Centers in all provinces, cities, and municipalities.  With the Go Negosyo Act, the DTI, with the support of LGUs and other government agencies, expects to further boost its assistance to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to grow and flourish, and intensify the promotion of entrepreneurship in the country.  The Negosyo Centers shall be responsible for promoting ease of doing business and facilitating access to services for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs).  Aside from facilitating business registration through the Philippine Business Registry System, the Centers shall provide assistance to MSMEs in the availment of technology transfer, production and management training programs, and marketing assistance of the DTI, Department of Science and Technology (DOST), University of the Philippines – Institute for Small-Scale Industries (UPISSI), Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), Technical Education and Skill Development Authority (TESDA) and other agencies concerned. The MSMEs account for more than 99 percent of all establishments in the country, which comprise 66 percent of the total employment in the private sector. Read more [...]

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28
Jul
House of Representatives opens session ahead of SONA. Read more [...]

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27
Jul
Rappler What next for Aquino and Congress? Read more [...]

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Sen. Aquino encourages Cordillera youth to join TAYO Search BAGUIO CITY, July 27(PIA) -- Senator Benigno Paolo “Bam” Aquino encourages Baguio and Cordillera youth groups to join the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) awards Read more [...]

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Jul
MANILA, Philippines — Senator Bam Aquino on Friday pushed for putting legal definition to savings being used to fund major government projects such as those under the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). Read more [...]

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Jul
InterAksyon.comThe online news portal of TV5 MANILA, Philippines - Partisan color showed through at the Senate Finance panel's marathon hearing on the Disbursement Acceleration Program, with Senate President Franklin Drilon, Antonio Trillanes IV and Bam Aquino among the administration allies staunchly defending DAP and throwing leading questions at Executive officials meant to draw out its benefits. The most pointed questions were thrown, on the other hand, by Sen. Read more [...]

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Jul
Senator Benigno "Bam" Aquino IV on Tuesday described the approval of the Philippine Lemon Law as a “major victory” for consumers. Aquino, chair of the Senate Committee on Trade and Commerce, said he is confident the law would give Filipino consumers the much-needed protection against defective vehicles Read more [...]

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