Bonifacio Shrine, Manila
1 April 2013
President Benigno S. Aquino III assured Manileños of the government’s continued support for projects and services they needed during the proclamation rally of senatoriables and local candidates under the Liberal Party at Bonifacio Shrine in Manila.
As he recognized the great help and contribution of Manila Mayor Alfredp Lim in providing education and medical services, President Aquino cited several government initiatives that will ensure safe and comfortable living of Manileños.
“Naglaan na nga po tayo ng sampung bilyong piso kada taon para isakatuparan ang programang pabahay para sa informal settlers sa Metro Manila. Nito ring Pebrero, pinasinayaan ang bagong tayong centralized disaster evacuation center sa Tondo na malilikasan ng 3,000 nating kababayang naninirahan sa mga peligrosong lugar tulad ng Parola 1 at 2, Smokey Mountain, Isla Puting Bato at Happyland,” he said.
The President also stated that civil works are undergoing on different places in Manila, as part of the master plan to effectively control floodings.
Local and Interior Government Secretary Mar Roxas, Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio ‘Jun’ Abaya and Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma were also present during the event.