Aquino, Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aguirre IV (Liberal Party)

Aquino, Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aguirre IV (Liberal Party)

PERSONAL DETAILS

Age: 41

Place of Residence: Quezon City

Political Party: Liberal Party

Incumbent Senator: Yes

Terms as Senator: 1

 

FAMILY MEMBERS IN OFFICE

Name, Relation, Office held

 

SALIENT ISSUES AND POSITION

Issue: Stand

Death Penalty (heinous crimes): Against

Lowering of MACR: Against

Martial Law Extension in Mindanao: Against

Divorce: Against

Federalism: Against

BBL: Yes

TRAIN: No

Anti-Political Dynasty Law: For

 

POLICY FOCUS/PLATFORM

Development of medium and small enterprises (MSEs)

Free education

End contractualization

Youth

Trade, commerce, and entrepreneurship

 

EDUCATION

Primary: Ateneo de Manila Grade School

Secondary: Ateneo de Manila High School

Tertiary: Ateneo de Manila University

Graduate Studies: Ateneo de Manila Law School (SY 2000-2001)

Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (December 2008)

Honorary Degrees:

Others:

 

AFFILIATIONS

Position, Organization

 

GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCE

Executive

N/A

Legislative

Senator, Senate of the Philippines, 2013 - 2019

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

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

Chair. Philippine Senate Science and Technology Committee, 2016 - Present

Judiciary

N/A

Local Government

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

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

 

LEGISLATIVE WORK

Personally authored bills passed into law: 35

Total bills passed into law:

Important legislation:

Name/number of bill or law, what the law does or the bill will do

RA 10931, an act promoting universal access to quality tertiary education by providing for free tuition and other school fees in state universities and colleges, local universities and colleges and state-run technical-vocational institutions

RA 10644 “Go Negosyo Act”, an act promoting job generation and inclusive growth through the development of micro, small and medium enterprises

Senate Bill No. 1798, automatic suspension of the excise tax on fuel under Republic Act No. 10963 (TRAIN )

Senate Bill No. 683 “Anti-Discrimination Act”, an act prohibiting discrimination of the basis of ethnicity, race, religion or belief, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, civil status and hiv status

RA 11055 “Philippine Identification System Act”, an act establishing the Philippine Identification System

 

SOURCES

Elemia, C. (2019, February 18). Senate bets agree: Bahay Pag-Asa funding needed for children in conflict with law. Rappler. Retrieved fromhttps://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2019/223733-senate-bets-minimum-age-criminal-responsibility-bahay-pag-asa

Evangelista, A. (2018, October 27). Where do 2019 senatorial bets stand on key national issues? Rappler. Retrieved February 20, 2019, fromhttps://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/iq/214974-where-senatorial-bets-stand-key-issues-philippines

Office of Senator Bam Aquino. (n.d.). Retrieved fromhttp://www.bamaquino.com/

Senator Paolo Benigno "Bam" Aquino IV. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.senate.gov.ph/senators/sen_bio/aquino_bam_bio.asp

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