THE Alliance of Public Transport Organization (AP) party-list vowed to push for the improvement of the country's transport sector if it wins a seat in the House of Representatives in the May 9 polls.
“We're actually representing the transport sector together with the passengers. Very important iyan dahil lahat naman tayo, one way or the other, we use public transportation (That is very important because all of us, one way or the other, we use public transportation),” Rep. Ronnie Ong, AP's first nominee, said in an interview with The Manila Times' “Voters of The Times.”
Ong said the Covid-19 pandemic became an eye opener on what areas of the transport sector need improvement.
“We were able to realize, namulat po 'yung mata natin, na marami pang…sa transport sector na kailangan nating tulungan (We were able to realize and our eyes were opened that there are still many in the transport sector whom we need to help),” Ong said.
He added that the problems should be addressed by improvement projects and relevant legislations.
Ong was one of the authors of the proposed Foundling Welfare Act approved by the House of Representatives in 2020.
In 2019, he filed House Bill 5362 or the proposed “Senior Citizens Employment Opportunity Act” that aims to give an incentive to private entities that will employ qualified senior citizens.
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