Senator Bam Aquino is the youngest senator of the 16thCongress of the Republic of the Philippines. A multi-awarded youth leader and social entrepreneur before being elected into the Senate, Senator Aquino is also the Philippines’s first social entrepreneur-senator.
Senator Aquino co-founded the social enterprise The Hapinoy Program, which has since received global awards for its program that helps lift poor Filipinos out of poverty through micro-finance and micro-enterprise support.
He dedicated his entire career to empowering the youth and the poor, helping thousands of Filipinos improve their lives through access to opportunities and crucial support systems.
As an advocate of renewable energy he also supported and introduced the SRN. 838 resolution directing the appropriate senate committees to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on renewable energy competitiveness and strategic policy mechanisms to attain sustainable energy development and attract potential inventors by promoting ease of doing business in the energy sector.