Aquino appeals to Cavitenos: Beware of leaders who pretend to be allies

April 4, 2013 10:28 pm 

DASMARINAS CITY, Cavite, April 4 — President Benigno Aquino III Thursday wooed Cavitenos to vote those who will help him in his"tuwid na daan" (straight path) advocacy and reject those who pretend to be allies of the administration.

"Ang kailangan po natin mga tapat na katuwang na magpapatupad ng mga reporma sa lokal na antas. Mga kabalikat na sisiguruhing tugma at may positibong epekto ang ating mga programa sa buhay ng bawat Caviteno (What we need is loyal partners to implement reforms in the local level to ensure compatibility and positive impact in every Caviteno)," the President said in his speech at the meeting with local leaders and the community held at the Dasmarinas National High School in Barangay Burol, Area B, here.

"Simple lang po ang punto ko, kung nais ng Cavite ng asensong mabilis at talagang napapakinabangan ng lahat kailangan natin ng mga lider na hindi lilihis sa tuwid na landas (My point is if you want the province of Cavite to continue its progress, we need leaders who will continue his 'straight path' advocacy)," he noted.

President Aquino endorsed the Liberal Party (LP) tandem in Cavite — Ireneo "Ayong" Maliksi for governor and Jay Lacson, son of Senator Panfilo Lacson, for vice governor — in the May polls.

"Sila po ang mga kabalikat natin tungo sa mas maunlad at mas progresibong Cavite, at nananalig akong papanig ang mga Caviteno hindi sa papogi o sa mga walang-bisang agimat ng iba, kundi sa talino, integridad at katapatan ng mga kakampi sa tuwid na daan (They are our partners towards a progressive Cavite, and I trust that Cavitenos will choose leaders not for good looks or ineffective amulets of others, but for intelligence, integrity and integrity of our allies on the straight path)," he said.

The "agimat" is associated with the family of Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr., president of the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats Party of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Revilla’s son, Jolo, is running for vice governor under Lakas-CMD with incumbent Governor Jonvic Remulla.

President Aquino vowed to deliver projects that would make Cavite a progressive province.

He cited the completion of the Light Rail Transit Line 1-Cavite Extension that is estimated to ferry some 250,000 passengers to the province daily; the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) approved P35-billion 37-kilometer Cavite-Laguna Expressway; and the completion of the Ternate-Nasugbu Road. (PNA)

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