To bust myths and disclose truths surrounding the persona of 2010 Presidential candidate Noynoy Aquino, his team opened a new website entitled "The Truth About Noynoy: Wag Magpapalinlang sa mga Sabi-Sabi." (trans. The Truth About Noynoy: Don't be Fooled by Hearsay):
The content of this site was compiled by volunteer historians, journalists, lawyers and other private individuals with the cooperation of the office of Senator Aquino.
Perhaps, one of the biggest myths about Noynoy Aquino is that he had very poor legislative performance during his term as senator, not being able to author even a single bill.
Quoting Truth About Noynoy:
We have good laws, and we have quite a number of them. In fact, some countries have used some of our laws as basis for crafting their own legislation. What seems wanting is the right implementation, which is beyond the scope of the duties and responsibilities of the legislative branch.
I did craft bills which I felt were necessary, and whose attendant issues were not being given the attention they deserve (i.e. Maintenance bill, productivity incentives bill, etc.) Those who are criticizing me for what they deem a dismal legislative performance might want to go over my record and carefully review the bills I've filed.
Aside from making laws, legislators have the responsibility of ensuring that the check and balance system in our government is at work. I'd like to think that I was not remiss in my duties when I participated in the Senate investigations that sought to find closure in the many scandals confronting the current administration. (Probe Profiles)
Senate Bill 1370 grants “an annual productivity bonus for all workers in the private sector.”
Senate Bill 2036 increases “the penalties for noncompliance of the prescribed increases and adjustments in the wage rates of workers.”
Senate Bill 2160, an amendment to the Government Reform Procurement Act, plugs loopholes that mega scams like the ZTE-NBN project and the CyberEd project slipped through. It’s a vaccine against deadly swine influence.
Senate Bill 2035 is a bill requiring contractors “to handle the regular maintenance and preservation for public infrastructure after the end of the project.” A contractor who skimps on the construction phase of a public infrastructure project eventually pays for it in higher maintenance and repair costs.
Senate Bill 2978 puts “parameters for the selection of PNP provincial directors and city/municipal chief of police for local government units” because personal discretion in law- enforcement matters is the root of corruption.
Senate Bill 1710 bans “the reappointment of a regular member of the Judicial and Bar Council who has already served a full term.”
Senate Bill 1719 limits “the reappointment of presidential nominees bypassed by the Commission on Appointments.”
Senate Bill 3121, or the Budget Impoundment Control Act, strengthens the Legislature’s power over how the Executive spends appropriations.
Senate Bill 2159 “adopts the doctrine of superior responsibility to all actions involving military personnel, members of the Philippine National Police and other civilians involved in law enforcement.”
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