Poe to prioritize laws on better education, resolving energy crisis

April 8, 2013 10:28 pm 

BUTUAN CITY, April 8 — Senatorial candidate Grace Poe said Monday her priority laws will focus on better education, resolving energy crisis and poverty alleviation if she will make it among the top 12.

Poe, who arrived early at the Almont Inland Resort’s Hotel conference room, entertained questions from the local media. She was a few minutes earlier than Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero, her campaign sortie companion.

She said that among her priority legislations will be “providing opportunities to children especially of the poor and the marginalized to grow and become productive citizens and become active participants in the country’s development.”

Regarding the energy crisis, she said that that the seven to eight hours of “brownouts” being experienced in some parts of Mindanao is no longer a “laughing matter."

“If given the chance, this representation would see to it that legislation will be passed which will not only give an immediate and long-term solutions so that electric power will not only be available but also affordable,” she said. The discussion was timely as the press conference was interrupted mid-way because of power failure.

Other issues discussed during the press forum by Ms. Poe were poverty alleviation measures, electoral reforms, agenda on women and indigenous people, Mindanao peace and good governance.

”I share my father’s dreams. Thus I commit myself to a platform that builds on my father’s social covenant,” Poe said. (PNA)

PDS/NOEL B. NAJARRO/ABB

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