Tulfo commends PBBM on 2nd SONA

July 25, 2023 PS Jun M. Sarmiento 237 views

SEN. Raffy Tulfo commended President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. on his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) today (July 24), where he discussed, among others, the plight of OFWs and seafarers, as well as the country’s energy situation.

Tulfo, Chaiperson of the Senate Committee on Energy and Committee on Migrant Workers, said he is satisfied with the President’s address to the nation.

Firstly, Tulfo welcomes the ongoing performance review of the ational Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) as confirmed by the President. He said this will help find out the lapses in the performance of NGCP to eventually cancel its franchise and transfer its management and operations to the National Transmission Corporation (TransCo).

Tulfo further said that he is elated about the administration’s effort to discuss the Philippine Energy Plan which aims to promote renewable energy, which is expected to reach 50% nationwide usage by the year 2040.

Tulfo also lauded PBBM’s report that the deployment situation of OFWs in Saudi Arabia has reached 70,000 OFWs deployed by the government. Tulfo was happy to hear the President mention the promise of Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that the unpaid claims of OFWs there will be paid.

The Senator from Isabela and Davao vowed that he will support PBBM and his administration’s projects and advocacies that are geared towards improving the lives of Filipinos, especially the poor.