Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte
5 February 2013

After attending the Philippines Development Forum in Davao City, Pesident Benigno S. Aquino III went to Dipolog City to visit and thank his supporters who played significant roles in promoting and implementing his administration’s campaign “Tuwid na Daan.”

“Ngayon, ibang-iba na po ang ihip ng hangin. Ang dating pangamba at takot na hatid ng katiwalian, napalitan na ng kumpiyansa at tiwala dahil sa tuwid at mabuting pamamahala,” he said.

“Tuloy-tuloy na po ang ating mga hakbang para tuparin ang pangakong ilang dekada nang hinayaang mapako, at abutin ang pinaka-potensyal ng rehiyong ito,” the President stated upon reiterating his  promise that among the top priorities of his government is developing Mindanao.

He laid down some of his leadership’s accomplishments and programs which will benefit the Mindanao region. Among these are the synchronization of ARMM elections to the national polls, the ARMM Transitional Investment Support Plan, and the MILF Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro.

Lastly, he asked the community and its leaders to not just support but also be vigilant in the coming May elections.

The President was joined by Interiorand Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas and Liberal Party senatorial candidate Risa Hontiveros.

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