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Binay presidency to end manhid, palpak governance

  • Written by Cristina Lee-Pisco
  • Published in Nation
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IF the country were to recover from the failures of the present administration, it would have to be led by a president who has the capability and the experience in battling poverty and protecting the rights of the people, United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) standard-bearer Vice President Jejomar C. Binay said yesterday.

Binay said unlike the present administration, his presidency will provide health care for all, improve government services, provide jobs for the poor, and fix the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
     
“Kapag ako po ay binigyan ninyo ng pagkakataon na maging pangulo, ito ang mangyayari sa bansa: Wala nang maysakit na mamamatay dahil walang pambayad sa doktor at walang pambili ng gamot. Wala nang batang titigil sa pag-aaral dahil ang kanyang mga magulang ay walang pera. Wala nang college graduate ang magtitinda ng kakanin sa bangketa dahil walang makitang trabaho. Wala nang siksikan at matagal na antayan sa MRT. Hindi na natin ikahihiya ang NAIA, wala nang laglag-bala,” he said.
     
He added that his administration will not tolerate incompetence, and will work to address hunger, respect human rights and the dignity of women, promote respect for the law and the right to life.
     
“Wala nang palpak na opisyal ang mananatili sa puwesto nang dahil lamang siya ay kaibigan, kaklase o kabarilan. Higit sa lahat, wala nang Pilipino ang mamamatay sa gutom -- gobyernong may respeto sa kababaihan, sa mga bata, sa mahihirap; may respeto sa batas ng tao at ng Diyos; may respeto sa buhay -- wala nang Davao Death Squad,” Binay said.
     
Binay, who has built his platform of governance on his experience in uplifting the lives of his constituents in Makati City, vowed to focus on ridding the country of poverty -- something leaders have so far failed to do for a very long time.
   
He said that the task of eliminating poverty could not be given to the inexperienced, citing the failure of the present administration to improve the condition of the poor.
   
“Hindi natin dapat iasa ang pamumuno sa walang karanasan at mag-aaral pa lamang. Nakita na natin ang nangyari sa ating bansa sa nakaraang limang taon:  yumaman lalo ang mayayaman, dumami ang mahihirap at nagugutom,” he said.
   
Likewise, Binay said a candidate with a track record in incompetence will only worsen the country’s sorry state.
   
“Hindi rin natin maaasahan ang napatunayan nang palpak sa pamumuno. Lahat ng hawakang ahensya ng gobyerno, lumala ang problema. At kung sakaling walang problema nang datnan, iniwanan na punung-puno ng problema,” he lamented.
   
Binay, who fought against the dictatorship as a human rights lawyer during martial law, was also against the use of violence to correct the present administration’s blunders.
   
“Lalong hindi mareresolba ang kahirapan kung ang tanging solusyon ay patayin ang mahihirap. Ang sagot sa kahirapan, trabaho, pagkain, libro at gamot. Hindi karahasan,” he said.
   
It is important that voters scrutinize the candidates they would support as the future of the country and its future generations rest upon their decision on May 9, Binay added.
   
“Ipaglaban natin ang kinabukasan ng ating bansa at ng susunod pang salinlahi ng Pilipino,” he urged.