Aquino chides politicians using his administration’s gains for campaigning
President Benigno S. Aquino III with DPWH Secretary Rogelio Singsonleads the inauguration of the 6,200th km. national roads paved (JCT. National Road Mianay-Duyoc-Calaan-PanitanRoad,Capiz) and briefing on major infrastructure projects in Panay Island, BrgyDuyoc, Dao,Capiz on Tuesday (February 09) . (MNS photo)
MANILA (Mabuhay) ? President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday chided politicians running in the May elections for claiming as personal achievements what his administration has done for the past years.
Aquino spoke at the 2016 League of Municipalities of the Philippines general assembly and mayors forum in Pasay City with administration candidates Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo.
“Panahon na ng eleksyon, mamimili kayo ng direksyong tutunguhin natin. Alam ko hindi ako nag-iisa pag nakakita tayo ng mga ibang advertisements sa tv, radio, kung saan kanya-kanyang slogan,” said Aquino.
“’Yung ibang mga may slogan na ginamit para sa sarili nila, sa totoo lang nagpapasalamat ako dahil araw-araw siguradong may nagbibigay ng katatawanan sa akin. May aangkinin ganito ang kanila,” he added.
Aquino urged mayors who attended the event to continue what his administration has started by throwing their support for the Roxas-Robredo tandem.
“Hindi yung sinasabing stop and start. Pwede tayong tuloy tuloy, pwede tayong paangat ng paangat sa ating pupuntahan,” he said.
“Lahat ng pangako, sa iba baka magkatotoo, pero dito siguradong nagawa na,” Aquino stressed.
Aquino, also chairman of the ruling Liberal Party (LP), said local leaders should not risk putting into power a candidate who is only good in making promises.
“Baka July 1 sasabihin natin, ‘patay, baka bumalik na naman sa dating kalakaran.’ Wala na namang matakbuhan pag may problema at yung hindi natutuganan na problema, lalaki ng lalaki.”
Aquino will step down from office on June 30. (MNS)