A social media post that claims that former senator Bongbong Marcos authored the law that created the National Youth Commission needs more context.

CLAIM: Bongbong Marcos authored the law that created the National Youth Commission


A Facebook page claimed that Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. was the author of the House bill that created the (National Youth Commission).

The claim needs more context.

According to the NYC website, the law that established the commission was Republic Act 8044, otherwise known as the “The Youth in Nation-Building Act”.  

The law is a consolidation of HB 11614 and Senate Bill (SB) 1977 which was passed by the House of the Representatives and the Senate on June 2, 1995. President Fidel Ramos signed it into law on June 7, 1995.

Upon checking with the House Legislative Information Service (Legis), the principal author of House Bill (HB) 11614 was Rep. Jaime Lopez of the second district of Manila.

The LEGIS also lists 59 congressmen as co-authors of the bill, with Marcos, Jr. among them. – Rommel F. Lopez

Screenshot of the House of Representatives’ Legislative Information Service entry on Republic Act 8044.  


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