Tagbilaran City, Bohol
2 March 2016
President Benigno S. Aquino III updated the Boholanos with various government programs that his administration had initiated and completed under his leadership.
Among those mentioned were the construction of the new Bohol Panglao Airport that is expected to triple tourist visits in the region; the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in Bohol that started from a mere 531 families to 59,222 today, and has, in its record, already rescued 7.7 million families from below the poverty line; PhilHealth’s wide coverage that includes 1.2 million Boholanos out of the 93 million nationwide members; and, completion of the Sitio Electrification Program that has energized 98.72% or 32,026 sitios in the entire country.
“Lahat na itong nagawa natin sa Daang Matuwid, pwede naman pong maski sino sana ang gumawa niyan…isipin po ninyo, kunyare ten years ago natapos iyang airport ng Panglao, kunyare eight years ago na lang, ilang trabaho na kaya ang nalikha? Ilan kaya ang may karamdaman na natulungan kung hindi 51% yung PhilHealth? Ilan kaya ang mga batang nagtuloy-tuloy ng pag-aaral kung yung 59,200 na nangangailangan tinukoy, ilan na kaya ang nakagraduate? Ilan kaya ang nasa kolehiyo? …kung naumpisahan yung lahat ng ginawa natin… Nasaan na kaya ang Pilipinas ngayon?” President Aquino said in his message.
As the meeting came to a close, he urged the Boholanos to continue treading the path of reform by choosing the right leaders who will succeed him in his rallying call towards “Tuwid na Daan.”
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