TINGOG party-list and Eastern Samar Governor Marcelo Picarda pushed the same vision during campaign sorties in Borongan City, the province’s capital over the weekend.
Leyte (1st District) Rep. and Tingog First Nominee Yedda Romualdez, along with former First Lady-turned- Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos, assured Picardal of the party’s commitment to its vision of bringing more development in Eastern Samar and in the region.
Since its assumption as acting governor in 2017, Picardal launched “Proyekto 25”, his pro-development banner program focusing on agri-fishery, tourism, health and good governance to bring down the poverty incidence of 46.3% to 25% in the next five years in the province.
The project is already gaining recognition from different sectors like PhilHealth for the full implementation of its “No Balance Billing Policy” and improvement of the healthcare services in the province.
Picardal also continued the distribution of its various livelihood assistance and the implementation of tourism-centered activities coupled with good governance policy to invite more tourists and investors.
Meanwhile, Tingog Second Nominee Jude Acidre called on the voters to choose a leader with a vision rather than the usual empty rhetorics as the May 13 elections approaches.
“Leadership is nothing but the audacity to create a vision for the future, and to commit to that vision. The certainty of a leader’s commitment to a mission is one’s ability to make a promise, upon which will hinge which measure by which our actions will be judged,” he said.
“For Tingog Party-List, that means proposing a long overdue nationally-funded tertiary hospital in Samar island. It means pushing for the Leyte Ecological Industrial Zone as the centerpiece of our region’s industrialization efforts, in the direction of creating more jobs for the people. It means working to resolve to growing infrastructure gap that has for so long limited our capacity for longterm growth. It means targeting to reduce by half the poverty incidence in the region by the year 2040,” added Acidre.
According to Acidre, Tingog is working towards a vision for “sustainable economic growth, by ensuring our region’s fair share of the national budget.”
“Making a promise for the future is much more than just convincing the voters. Making campaign promises is first and foremost about acknowledging the problem and the foresight to conjure a much better future. I often say the trademark of politics is service, and that the true measure of public service is leadership. Leadership requires the audacity to create a vision, inspire others to action and to transform that vision into reality,” he said.