Francisco, Elmer Bautista (Partido Federal ng Pilipinas)

Francisco, Elmer Bautista (Partido Federal ng Pilipinas)

PERSONAL DETAILS
Age: 41
Place of Residence: Las Piñas City, Metro Manila
Political Party: Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP)
Incumbent Senator: No
Terms as Senator: None
SALIENT ISSUES AND POSITION
Federalism: Yes
Charter Change: Yes
Removal of term limits for elected officials: No
Death penalty: No
Death penalty for plunderers: No; should be dealt with using the justice system, sentence to life in prison but do not kill
Build, Build, Build: Yes
Deportation of Chinese immigrants: For deportation if illegal immigrant
Suspension of TRAIN Law: Yes
POLICY FOCUS/PLATFORM
POLITICAL
Strong, just and democratic federal government
Voice out and defend your stand to the best of your abilities to bring out the best in everything but at the end of the day, respect the majority's decision
Promote and propagate Federalism in the Philippines in order to have a more efficient and a more progressive nation in terms of Political, Social and Economic development
Promote the shift to Parliamentary System which is a more responsive system for our country
Strong national and domestic security
Military Modernization and Professionalization to have a strong and self-reliant defense capability from external aggression
Police Modernization & Professionalization to be able to maintain domestic or internal security
Strong but cooperative foreign policy
Free, Independent and Strong Foreign Policy to defend our Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity
Non-aggression and non-interference in the internal affairs of other states in order to promote peaceful coexistence among nations
Strategic Diplomacy to advance our national interests and those of our friends, neighbors and allies in line with the principles of reciprocity and cooperation
Climate change mitigation and adaptation
Actively engage in climate change mitigation programs or projects
Undertake measures that would minimize the risks of natural calamities and allow nature to take its natural path
Increase the readiness for natural and man made disasters
Promote and incentivize the use of Electric Vehicles starting with public transportation to minimize smoke emission, use of fossil fuel, use of oil, noise, over speeding and everything related to it
Minimize animal agriculture
Promote efficient Solid Waste Management, recycling of non-biodegradable waste and proper disposal of toxic waste
Promote efficient use of water and ensure food security
Promote the use of Solar Power, Wind Power and other Renewable Energy
SOCIAL
Empowerment of every Filipino
Maximize personal development by conducting necessary seminars and orientations at barangay level
Instill a sense of patriotism, a sense of national pride and unity among the citizens strongly committed to the principles and practices of universally accepted human values, social justice and sustainable development regardless of religion
Provide better accessibility for persons with disabilities (PWD) and senior citizens. If it's accessible to PWDs and SCs, it's accessible to all.
Upgrade the formal and technical education system
Clean, renovate, expand and maintain existing classrooms and build new ones as necessary
Leverage from the latest technologies in order to deliver quality education
Improve the existing curriculum so that students may be amply prepared to the new challenges of our time
Promote a pro-active and dynamic education
Continuously develop the knowledge and skills base of our population especially the youth and marginalized
Include financial literacy and investments in secondary education
Upgrade the health care services
Promote Veganism or whole-food plant-based diet
Clean, renovate, expand and maintain existing hospitals and health centers and build new ones as necessary
Aggressively upgrade the facilities and equipment of public hospitals
Assure the availability of medicines and laboratory supplies
Hire more doctors especially those with specializations
Hire more nurses and health care workers
ECONOMIC
Strong and globally competent economy
Adaptation and development of industries indigenous to our country
Responsibly cultivate rich and raw materials, process them, saturate the domestic market and export the surplus
Support and fund our local inventors and engineers
Aggressively develop our Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Capabilities
Promote our Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry
Encourage local businesses to leverage from the technology of using online stores in order to tap the global market
Actively promote the production of 100% Filipino Automotive Brands
Strengthen the supply chain
100% Employment
Secure a complete database of skills of the population and match them with the jobs database
Conduct multiple retraining and certificate programs in order to enhance the skills of the population
Attract both domestic and foreign investors
Jumpstart and Promote MSMEs
Promote entrepreneurship especially among the youth. 500,000 students graduate from College every year without jobs waiting for them. Why rely on looking for jobs alone when everyone could be entrepreneurs and provide jobs for others?
Existing public and private programs must be enhanced and additional programs shall be formulated to realize this endeavor and reach as many individuals as possible. Teach them, guide them then let them fly
Make business registration processes easy
Undertake measures that are pro development pro business
Pass laws that are business friendly in order to promote both domestic and foreign investments
Liberalize our economy by removing provisions in our constitution that hinders foreign investments. Let's bring home our OFWs by bringing home their employers
Enhance the infrastructure in order to accommodate the development and industrialization
Place necessary incentives and/or tax breaks for priority investments that provides multiple jobs
Minimize the cost of doing business
Amend the government procurement law to prioritize Philippine-made products and services and also to make the requirements less technical so that more Philippine-based companies could participate
Promote national industrialization
EDUCATION
Primary:
Colegio San Agustin - Dasmariñas Village, Makati (1992)
Secondary:
Colegio San Agustin - Dasmariñas Village, Makati (1996)
Tertiary:
Bachelor of Science in Physics, De La Salle University Manila
Arts Bachelor in Consular and Diplomatic Affairs, De La Salle University - College of St. Benilde (2002)
Graduate Studies: None
Honorary Degrees: None
Others: None
AFFILIATIONS
Former President, Las Piñas Mabuhay Jaycees
Former Member, Rotary Club of West Cagayan de Oro
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Club Directory for Rotary Year 2007-2009
ICT District 3870 Chairman for Rotary Year 2008-2009
Rotary International Convention "On To Montreal" District 3870 Chairman for Rotary Year 2009-2010
Rotary Youth Exchange Club Chairman for Rotary Year 2010-2011
Club Vice-President for Rotary Year 2011-2012
Zone 1 District 3870 Information Officer for Rotary Year 2011-2012
Former Member, One World Rotary, Rotary International District 5420, California, USA
Paul Harris Fellow (2008-present)
Member, Rotary Club of Makati West
Member, Gift of Life project committee
Member, International Child Protection Network (ICPN)
Member, Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation (joined 2007)
Trustee representing the Trade and Commerce sector (2008-2009)
Media Relations and Communications Committee Chairman (2010-2013)
Founder, ElmerFrancisco.org (philanthropic organization)
GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCE
Executive
None
Legislative
None
Judiciary
None
Local Government
None
LEGISLATIVE WORK
Personally authored bills passed into law: N/A
Total bills passed into law: N/A
Important legislation: N/A
SOURCES
About Me. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.elmerfrancisco.org/p/about.html
Platform. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.elmerfrancisco.org/p/advocacies.html
Senatorial candidate Elmer Francisco at ABS-CBN's Harapan senatorial debate. (2019, April 4). Retrieved from http://www.elmerfrancisco.org/2019/04/senatorial-candidate-elmer-francisco-at.html
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