Re-electionist Senator Bam Aquino made it to the top 12 of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey in time for the filing of certificate of candidacy for the 2019 elections.
The September 15 to 23 SWS survey, commissioned by a certain Alde Pagulayan, deputy secretary general of Lakas-CMD, showed that Senator Bam is tied for 10th to 12th spots with 22 percent. SWS reportedly used face-to-face interviews of 1,500 adults (18 years old and above) nationwide.
“Lubosangpasasalamatnatinsamgapatuloynasumusuportasaatin. Asahanniyonglubos din angakingpagtrabaho para tulungan kayo. (My utmost thanks to the continuous support to me. Rest assured that I will also give my utmost in my work to help all of you.),” said Senator Bam.
“Laban lang! Bastasama-samatayo’tnagtutulungan, naniniwalaakongmarami pa tayongmagagawasaSenado para sakapwanating Pilipino (Just fight! As long as we are helping each other together, I believe we can do more in the Senate for the Filipinos.),” added Senator Bam.
Senator Bam has over 30 laws to his name, including the landmark free college law that provides free education to Filipinos in state universities and colleges, local universities and colleges, and TESDA-run technical-vocational institutions.
Senator Bam’s first law, the Go Negosyo Act, resulted in the establishment of over 900 Negosyo Centers, which cater to the needs of Filipinos who want to start or expand their own business.
Today, Senator Bam is pushing for the passage of the Senate Bill No. 1798 or the BawasPresyosaPetrolyo Bill in an effort to lower prices of petroleum products, which in turn would lead to lower prices of food and other goods.
Filed last May 10, 2018, the BawasPresyosaPetrolyo Bill seeks to suspend the collection of excise tax on fuel once inflation rate breaches the annual inflation target over a three-month period.