Press Release
October 16, 2018

Sen. Bam Aquino, pursigidong tumulong, tatakbo muli sa 2019

With the full support of his wife and two daughters, Sen. Bam Aquino is set to file his certificate of candidacy today (Tuesday) for his re-election bid.

"Pursigido pa po akong tumulong sa pamilyang Pilipino na makabangon at mabuhay nang maginhawa. Kaya tatakbo po uli ako sa Senado,"said Sen. Bam, who is fully supported by his wife Timi and daughters Rory and Coco.

"Sa kabila ng hirap na pinagdadaanan ng mga kababayan natin, malaki ang paniwala ko na kayang makaahon ng Pilipino," added Sen. Bam, one of four senators who voted against the ratification of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law.

Since May, Sen. Bam has been pushing for the suspension of the excise tax on fuel under the TRAIN Law through his Senate Bill No. 1798 or the Bawas Presyo sa Petrolyo Bill. The measure seeking to suspend the collection of excise tax on fuel once inflation rate breaches the annual inflation target over a three-month period.

In his first five years in the Senate, Sen. Bam has already passed 32 laws, including the landmark free college law in state universities and colleges, local universities and colleges and TESDA-run technical-vocational institutions.

Sen. Bam pushed for the passage of Republic Act 10931 or the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act as principal sponsor during his time as chairman of the Committee on Education.

Sen. Bam's first law, the Go Negosyo Act, has established around 900 Negosyo Centers in different parts of the country, ready to help Filipinos start or expand their own business.

In the latest SWS survey, Sen. Bam landed in the magic 12, tied for 10th to 12th spots with 22 percent.

"Lubos tayong pasasalamat sa mga patuloy na sumusuporta sa atin. Asahan niyo ang lubos kong pagtatrabaho para mapagaan at mapaganda ang buhay ng mga Pilipino," said Sen. Bam.

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