/ 29 June 2022

SENATOR Joel Villanueva vowed to push measures that will expand scholarships for students to ensure their bright future.

Villanueva took his oath of office for his second term in the Senate in front of the historic Barasoain Church in Malolos, Bulacan administered by his childhood friend Barangay Captain Robin del Rosario of Barangay Bunlo, Bocaue.

The senator chose Del Rosario to administer the oath to recognize the power of ordinary Filipinos to bring about change for the nation.

Villanueva promised to pursue the passage of laws for quality education and to provide Filipinos opportunities for work, livelihood, wages and business.

The lawmaker said that the Philippines must now fight modern poverty, joblessness, the Covid19 pandemic and social problems such as corruption and fake news.

Aside from expanding scholarship programs, Villanueva will propose the expansion of unemployment insurance, establishment of the National Employment Plan, institutionalization of the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers Program, wage subsidy for MSMEs, living wage as basis for wage determination, and passage of the Security of Tenure Act or ending “endo.”