BINAY TO BAIL OUT MINDANAO FROM POVERTY

What I had done for Makati, I will also do for Mindanao and the rest of the country.

Vice President Jejomar Binay made the pledge to his supporters after he administered the oath on Maguindanao provincial officials of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) at the Sultan Kudarat Municipal Hall on August 18.

I’ve already done what my political rivals are promising. What they’re presenting to the people can already be seen with one’s own eyes in Makati), said Binay, who was Makati mayor for a total of 21 years.

`    Binay said that his political enemies are now using his achievements in Makati to destroy him.

The Vice President criticized the government for failing to bring prosperity to the people of Mindanao, which is touted as the Philippines’ food basket. He noted that 10 of the country’s 16 poorest provinces are in Mindanao.

He said the region remains in this state because of “the lack of peace and government neglect.”

Binay said this is why he will pursue, under his administration, a peace agreement that would involve various groups and stakeholders, and would be bound by the provisions of the Constitution. Rappler.com

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