In response to concerns that Sangguniang Kabataan Kagawads, Treasurers and Secretaries will not receive any honoraria for their services, Senator Bam Aquino urged the SK officials to prove their worth and work sincerely to advance the causes and projects to benefit their fellow youth. Aquino and Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo met with the SK officials and other youth leaders at the session hall, Thursday morning. The re-electionist Senator, who authored the SK reform Law exhorted the SK officials to work to make their organizations relevant and responsive to the needs of their sector.

Senator Aquino also met with officers of market vendors associations and other sectoral groups to discuss and share the negative impact that the TRAIN Law has inflicted on the poor and marginalized sectors. He vowed to lead the effort to repeal certain provisions of the law that are deemed anti-poor.