Catanauan mayor, priests, and other sectors endorse VP Leni for President
Mayor Ramon A. Orfanel endorsed Vice President Leni Robredo during the PASICATanuan: Multisectoral Assembly in Catanauan, Quezon on Thursday, April 28.
“Ipinakikilala ko po sa inyo ang ika-labimpitong pangulo ng Pilipinas, kagalang galang Leonora ‘Leni’ Robredo,” Orfanel said.
A group of parish priests from the Diocese of Gumaca also expressed support for Robredo, declaring that after much discernment in prayer, individual priests will be backing Robredo in the coming elections.
Meanwhile, Robredo vowed to focus on the needs of the various sectors present at the rally, including housing for the fisherfolk sector and increased income for farmers.
“Sisiguraduhin po natin, kaya po natin sinasabing angat-buhay lahat kasi sisiguraduhin po natin na kung sino 'yung naiiwan sa laylayan, 'yun 'yung ating mas tutulungan,” Robredo said.
Robredo also laid out her plans to strengthen local government units particularly at the barangay level, first by extending the terms of barangay officials from three years to five.
Her other recommendations include professionalizing barangay volunteer workers, increasing funds of barangay officials, as well as extending the Bottom-Up Budgeting (BUB) approach to the barangay.
“'Yung mga proyekto na gustong gawin ng mga barangay, ibibigay na sa kanila ng national government 'yung pera para nagagawa nila 'yung mga proyektong gusto nila,” Robredo said.
With less than two weeks to go before the May 9 elections, Robredo has been visiting far-flung communities all across the country, making sure to visit and re-visit those who need to be heard.
“Nagkaroon na tayo ng rally dati, uulitin natin ngayon para ipahayag sa buong Quezon ang ating pagmamahal at ang pangako– na ang gobyernong tapat natin, aangat ng buhay ng lahat,” Robredo said. [END]