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Bam Aquino proposes trust fund for coconut farmers

PRESIDENTIAL ASSURANCE President Aquino meets on Wednesday with coconut farmers who marched from Davao City starting on Sept. 21, the 42nd anniversary of martial law, to Malacañang. He assured them that the government is on their side and supports their efforts to recover coco levy funds. GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

MANILA, Philippines—It’s about time a trust fund was created out of the levies imposed on coconut farmers to enable them to develop the industry into an economic driver, Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV said in a bill he filed in the Senate.   As coconut farmers marching from Davao City reached the capital last […]

Posted: December 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bam Aquino ‘not surprised’ by President’s turning down of 2nd term

Senator Bam Aquino. FILE PHOTO

Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV said Wednesday that he was not surprised by the decision of his cousin President Benigno Aquino III to turn down calls for a second term.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bam Aquino inspects ‘improved’ Manila port


Senator Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV on Tuesday led an ocular inspection at the International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) at the North Harbor to determine the problems behind its congestion.

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

The many purposes of ‘Treevolution’

ASIDE from its cash potential, cacao can also play a part in greening Mindanao. Sen. Bam Aquino digs alongside Task Force Mapalad cacao farmers. GERMELINA LACORTE

About 25 kilometers from Davao City, schoolchildren continue to go to Vinzons Elementary School in Barangay Manuel Guianga, breathing in harmful farm chemicals in the air, the environment group Interface for Development Intervention (Idis) claimed.

Posted: September 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

3 Senators want probe on MRT accident

This MRT train crashed and got derailed at the end of the station on Taft Avenue in Pasay City.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Bam Aquino III is calling an investigation on the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) accident Wednesday that injured at least 38 people.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »