Senatorial Candidates

Halalan 2013

Bam Aquino

Basic Profile:

  • Fullname:        Paolo Benigno Aguirre Aquino IV
  • Nickname:       Benigno Bam
  • Birthdate:        May 7, 1977
  • Profession:      Entrepreneur
  • Place of Birth: City of Manila
  • Current Residence: San Jose, Concepcion, Tarlac
  • Marital Status: Married to Mary Fatima Gomez Aquino
  • Political Party: Liberal Party

Current Position in Government: None

Positions previously held in Government: National Youth Commission – Commissioner at large (2001-2002), Chairperson (2003-2006)

Relatives in Government or Politics:President Benigno S. Aquino III (cousin)

Education:

  • Ateneo de Manila – Grade school (1991) and High school (1995)
  • Ateneo de Manila University – BS Management Engr. (1999)
  • Ateneo de Manila University – Bachelors of Law (2001)
  • Harvard University – Exec. Educ. Program on Public Policy and Leadership (2008)

Bills Passed / Awards Received:

  • Young Global Leader and Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year, World Economic Forum
  • Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines Awardee
  • Asia21 Young Leader
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist
  • Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World for 2012 Awardee

Platforms and Advocacies:

  • Prioritizes Job Opportunties and Youth
  • Improvement of the government’s conditional cash transfer (Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program)
  • Assist entrepreneurs to do business in the country with the help og govt agencies.
  • Schools-to-jobs matching programs
  • Matching curriculum with the needs of industries
  • Support micro-enterprises

Stand on Issues:

  • Reproductive Health Law: FOR
  • Sin Tax Law: FOR
  • Cyber Crime Law: FOR
  • Freedom of Information Law: FOR
  • Anti-Political Dynasty Law: FOR
  • Divorce: AGAINST
  • Death Penalty: AGAINST
  • Same-sex Marriage: AGAINST
  • Total Gun Ban: AGAINST
  • Pork Barrel System: NO STAND
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