Friday, April 15, 2016

Electing admin bets will ensure continuity of major government projects, says President Aquino April 15, 2016

From the Website of the President

Electing admin bets will ensure continuity of major government projects, says President Aquino April 15, 2016
President Aquino reiterated the need for the continuity of reform measures initiated during his administration, which could only be possible by electing candidates of the administration.

With 77 days left in office as chief executive, the President told a gathering of Liberal Party members in San Juan that the party must strive hard to reach more people and encourage them to vote for administration bets.

In his speech, he highlighted the importance of electing candidates from the administration saying they will surely continue the reforms and programs that he started in the last six years.

For instance, there are big projects that he will leave behind when he steps down from power in June. Among these projects include the road dike along Laguna Lake, which will control flood and at the same time connect far-flung communities to city centers.

He said the bidding for the project, which is under the PPP program, can’t proceed because businessmen want assurance from the government that they will be get paid once it is completed due to some land reclamation issues.

Another project is the transfer New Bilibid Prison to Nueva Ecija to ease prison congestion.

The President said time is running out to finish all the documentation and works and it may be before he steps down in June.

If he signs it before he leaves office it might be considered a midnight deal and if he refrains from approving it there is no assurance that the next administration will continue the project if ever the next president comes from the opposition.

“Ang pinakabuod—at ito siguro ang pinakamatinding pakiusap ko sa lahat—ang layo na ng inabot natin dahil sa pagtahak sa Daang Matuwid. Hindi tayo nakakasigurado, pag humiwalay tayo kay Mar at Leni, na pareho ang pananaw ng papalit sa kanila,” he said.

“Hindi tayo sigurado sa kakayahan, sa eksperyensiya, at saan ba nagmumula, saan ba ang tutok? Babalik ba tayo sa tutok sa sarili o itutuloy yung tutok sa kapwa?”

There is no need to gamble the country’s future if Filipinos choose the right set of leaders this coming May election, he said.

The country has changed a lot and if administration candidates win major posts in government, it would be easy for them to build on those successes, the President said.

“Puwede naman nating palakihin pa, palawakin pa yung nangyayari nang pagbabago sa ating lipunan, pero hindi mangyayari yon kung tatamad-tamad tayo, kung pababayaan nating yung puro bola ang umiral,” he said.

“Kailangang buuin natin ang lahat ng Pilipinong makita—ipakita na iisa lang ang tambalang talagang totohanang itutuloy ang atin pong pinagsimulan.”

Among those present Thursday during the Club Filipino event include leading LP stalwarts such as Senate President Franklin Drilon, House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, and House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales.

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