3 May 2016
A sea of yellow filled the intersection of J.M. Basa, Iznart, Ledesma and Arroyo streets in Iloilo City as supporters of the Liberal Party (LP) gathered to show their support for President Benigno S. Aquino III and his team in a meeting with the local leaders and the community.
In his remarks, President Aquino highlighted the administration’s accomplishments in Iloilo City, among them the infrastructure projects such as the Jalaur River Dam Project, farm to market roads, post harvest facilities, increases in the number of Conditional Cash Transfer beneficiaries and PhilHealth members, health facilities enhancement program, the 100 percent electrification of sitios, and the increase in the collection of sin taxes wherein the collected amount was allocated to the health department in support of its programs. Moreover, he said that the government is trying to provide what it can to ensure the public’s health.
The President also emphasized the country’s strong relations with many nations across the world, the business community’s high trust rating for the government, and how the Philippines is currently regarded as ‘Asia’s Rising Tiger.’
In closing, he encouraged everyone to meditate on the people that they would be voting for on 9 May, and ask themselves if these candidates can help the country progress further.
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