THE AP party-list has named Rep. Ronnie Ong as its official first nominee for the 2022 elections with the continued backing of the congressman’s very close friend, award-winning actor Coco Martin.
“My long-time friend, award-winning actor Coco Martin continues to support me,” said Ong, an incumbent Ang Probinsiyano representative in the 18th Congress who transferred to AP as first nominee in the May polls “We actually made the decision to move to AP party-list together because the sectors that AP party-list represents are aligned with our advocacies and the sectors we wanted to serve.”
Ong authored the Foundling Welfare Act, Senior Citizen Employment Act, and Vaccine Passport Act, had also authored 105 bills and co-authored 46 others.
“I am thankful to AP party-list for the nomination as its representative in championing our cause,” Ong said.
Since the pandemic began, Ong had personally visited various areas across the country to bring aid and he realized that there are specific sectors he wanted to represent.
Aside from prioritizing senior citizens, students and tourism workers in his programs and projects, Ong, with this shift, is now advocating for job generation and improved transportation.
Named by People Asia Magazine as a congressman on the Frontlines and one of the Men Who Matter for two years in a row, Ong had been actively working to help ease the burdens of the disadvantaged during the pandemic through various coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) Bayanihan projects.
He also designed, launched, and established E-Skwela Hubs across the country in cooperation with various government agencies. E-Skwela Hubs provide much-needed internet access to teachers and students in areas with limited connectivity.
“The transport sector is a key sector in bouncing back from the COVID-19 crisis,” Ong said.
“We have to push policies and legislations that will benefit our transport sector (both the workers and commuters) and provide jobs for Filipinos who were economically dislocated because of the pandemic. We hope for your continuous support with our policies, projects, and programs for the country and for the Filipino people,” Ong added.