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Laban lang! Bam Aquino optimistic about re-election bid

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Fight! Fight! Fight!

This is the “battlecry” of re-electionist Sen. Bam Aquino as he made it to the top 12 in the recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey on preferred senatorial candidates to win in the 2019 midterm elections.

“Laban lang! Basta sama-sama tayo’t nagtutulungan, naniniwala akong marami pa tayong magagawa sa Senado para sa kapwa nating Pilipino,” he said.

The survey result came out in time for the filing of certificate of candidacy (CoC) for the 2019 elections.

The September 15-23 SWS survey, commissioned by a certain Alde Pagulayan, deputy secretary general of Lakas-CMD, showed that Aquino is tied for 10th to 12th spots with 22 percent.

The SWS used face-to-face interviews of 1,500 adults (18 years old and above) nationwide.

“Lubos ang pasasalamat natin sa mga patuloy na sumusuporta sa atin,” said Aquino, a member of the Senate minority bloc.

The opposition senator added, “Asahan niyong lubos din ang aking pagtrabaho para tulungan kayo.”

Aquino has authored and co-authored over 30 laws, 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.

The senator’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.

He is currently pushing for the passage of the Senate Bill No. 1798 or the Bawas Presyo sa Petrolyo 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 Bawas Presyo sa Petrolyo Bill seeks to suspend the collection of excise tax on fuel once inflation rate breaches the annual inflation target over a three-month period.