Barangay Quirino, Quezon City
9 May 2013
President Benigno S. Aquino III urged local leaders and the community of Quezon City to vote for leaders who will translate national reform into tangible projects the locality will benefit from.
“Kung iisang direksyon ang sinasagwan ng pambansang pamahalaan at ng ating mga lokal na opisyal, talaga pong buong-buong mapipitas ng taumbayan ang mga bunga ng ating pagtahak sa tuwid na daan,” he said.
The President also cited several infrastructure projects in Quezon City that had saved millions of pesos in taxpayer’s money such as the Araneta-Quezon Avenue Underpass that was completed 100 days ahead of schedule at a cost of PhP 430 million, saving PhP 264 million from its initial budget of PhP 694 million.
He added that similar success stories were also achieved from several road rehabilitation projects in Boni Serrano Avenue, Aurora Boulevard, 15th Avenue, Camp Aguinaldo, and in C-5.
According to President Aquino, infrastructure projects that had previously been the nest of corruption are now being rid of illegal dealings through the government’s strong stance of anti-corruption reforms.
“Piliin natin sa balota ang makakatulong sa ating pag-usad, imbes na mga indibidwal na magsasadsad sa atin pabalik sa baluktot na kalakaran,” the President said.
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