Death Penalty Federalism War on Drugs Mandatory ROTC Martial Law Contractualization TRAIN Law Lowering MACR Anti-Political Dynasty LGBTQ Equality Bangsomoro Basic Law
SENATORIABLE, Liberal Party (LP)

Bam Aquino#9

PARTY Liberal Party (LP) Current senator, youth leader, and social entrepreneur emphasizing business, education, science, technology, and cultural development.

About Bam Aquino  

A familiar name, incumbent (current) Senator Bam Aquino is once again in the running for re-election. A social entrepreneur and politician with 32 bills passed into law since 2013 from his start as the youngest ever elected senator, he centers on "entrepreneurship, employment, and education". With a strong focus on the youth and small businesses, Bam was also previously Chairperson of the National Youth Commission and worked with social enterprise companies to elevate the national economy. With a history of youth-oriented, Philippine-centered policy and a vision to uplift the nation economically—Aquino is a reliable voice to count on.

Salient Issues


Death Penalty Federalism War on Drugs Mandatory ROTC Martial Law Extension in Mindanao Contractualization TRAIN Law Lowering MACR Anti-Political Dynasty LGBTQ Equality Bangsomoro Basic Law

Platform  

Provide affordable and world-class education for the youth Lessen brain & brawn drain in the Philippines and improve the quality of the workforce Uplift small businesses and give them access to training and support services Improve the Government’s Conditional Cash Transfer 4P’s (Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program) that provides conditional cash grants to the poorest of the Philippines Streamline the process of creating new businesses in order to make it easier for new entrepreneurs Develop school-to-jobs matching programs Generate more jobs and livelihood for the economy

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Experience  

President, MicroVentures, Inc. A company dedicated to managing the Hapinoy program, and received the UN’s Project Inspire Award in 2011, providing micro-financing, training, and access to new business opportunities for women micro-entrepreneurs President, TAYO Foundation (Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations) Oversees a yearly search for the most outstanding youth organizations in the Philippines, under the National Youth Commission Board Member, Rags2Riches Rags2Riches partners with local artisans across the Philippines to create eco-ethical fashion and home accessories out of upcycled, overstock cloth and indigenous fabrics. Board Member, Venture for Fundraising Through Venture for Fund Raising's programs, they provide training, consulting, research, and public information programs, to enable and influence their partners to mobilize resources and contribute to their communities. Board Member, Coca-Cola Foundation Since 1984, The Coca-Cola Foundation has given back more than $1 billion to enhance the sustainability of local communities worldwide. Chairman, Senate Committee on Science and Technology Jurisdiction: All matters directly and principally relating to science and technology including scientific and technological research and development, technology transfer, science and technology education including the Philippine Science High School System, intellectual property rights on biotechnology, and climate and weather forecasting.

Legislative

Senator, Senate of the Philippines (2013 - 2019)

Legislative

Chair, Philippine Senate Trade and Commerce Committee (2013 - 2016)

Legislative

Chair, Philippine Senate Education, Arts and Culture Committee (2016 - 2017)

Legislative

Chair, Philippine Senate Science and Technology Committee (2016 - Present)

Local Government

Commissioner-At-Large, National Youth Commission (2001 - 2003)

Local Government

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, National Youth Commission (2003 - 2006)

Other Awards and Involvements

Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines (Community Development and Social Enterprise, 2010) GoNegosyo Inspiring Young Entrepreneur (2010) Jose Rizal Most Outstanding Model Student of the Philippines (1999) Young Global Leader and Schwab Foundation Social Asian Social Entrepreneur of the Year with Mark Ruiz, World Economic Forum (2011) Entrepreneur of the Year Co-Finalist, Ernst & Young (2010) Manila 40 Under 40 Global Development Leader, Awarded by Devex (2013) Ambassador, Haribon Foundation (2004 - 2006) Chairman, ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Youth Manila, Philippines (August 2003) Founding member & Constitutional Chairman, National Union of Catholic Student Councils (October 1998)

Legislative Work

RA 10931 An Act Promoting Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education RA 10929 An Act Establishing the Free Internet Access Program in Public Places in the Country and Appropriating Funds Therefor RA 10693 An Act Strengthening the Non Government Organizations (NGOs) Engaged in Microfinance Operations for the Poor RA 10911 An Act Prohibiting Discrimination Against Any Individual in Employment on Account of Age and Providing Penalties Therefor RA 10821 An Act Mandating the Provision of Emergency Relief and Protection for Children Before, During, and After Disasters and Other Emergency Situations RA 10863 An Act Modernizing the Customs and Tariff Administration RA 10909 An Act Prohibiting Business Establishments from Giving Insufficient or No Change to Consumers and Providing Penalties Therefor RA 10644 An Act Promoting Job Generation and Inclusive Growth Through the Development Of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises RA 10642 An Act Strengthening Consumer Protection in the Purchase of Brand New Motor Vehicles RA 10667 An Act Providing for a National Competition Policy Prohibiting Anti-Competitive Agreements, Abuse of Dominant Position and Anti-Competitive Mergers and Acquisitions, Establishing the Philippine Competition Commission and Appropriating Funds Therefor RA 10668 An Act Allowing Foreign Vessels to Transport and Co-load Foreign Cargoes for Domestic Transshipment and for Other Purposes RA 10679 An Act Promoting Entrepreneurship and Financial Education Among Filipino Youth RA 10742 An Act Establishing Reforms in the Sangguniang Kabataan Creating Enabling Mechanisms for Meaningful Youth Participation in Nation-building, and for Other Purposes RA 10744 An Act Providing for the Creation and Organization of Credit Surety Fund Cooperatives to Manage and Administer Credit Surety Funds to Enhance the Accessibility of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Cooperatives and Nongovernment Organizations to the Credit Facility of Banks and for Other Purposes RA 10756 An Act Rendering Election Service Non-compulsory for Public School Teachers, Authorizing the Appointment of Other Qualified Citizens, Providing for Compensation and Other Benefits RA 10755 An Act Authorizing the Punong Barangay to Administer the Oath of Office of Any Government Official RA 10844 An Act Creating the Department of Information and Communications Technology, Defining its Powers and Functions Appropriating Funds Therefor, and for Other Purposes RA 10754 An Act Expanding the Benefits and Privileges of Persons with Disability (PWD) RA 10905An Act Requiring All Franchise Holders or Operators of Television Stations and Producers of Television Programs to Broadcast or Present their Programs with Closed Captions Option, and for Other Purposes RA 11054 An Act Providing for the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao RA 11106 An Act Declaring the Filipino Sign Language as the National Sign Language of the Filipino Deaf and the Official Sign Language of Government in All Transactions Involving the Deaf, and Mandating its use in Schools, Broadcast Media, and Workplaces

Education  

Post-Graduate Ateneo de Manila Law School (2001) Tertiary BS Management Engineering, Summa Cum Laude and Class Valedictorian, Ateneo De Manila University (1999) Others Public Policy and Leadership, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government (2008)