President Aquino calls on all Filipinos to be discerning in choosing the next set of leaders during May polls
DIPOLOG CITY, Feb 6 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III called on all Filipinos to be extra discerning when choosing the next set of leaders of the Philippines during the national and local midterm elections that will be held in May 2013.
The President made the call in his speech during the inauguration of the the Andres Bonifacio College Graduate and Professional School building here on Tuesday.
He said that by weeding out the “false” candidates from the real ones who dedicate their lives to serve the people would ensure that the Philippines and the Filipino will achieve its dream of genuine change.
“Ang tanong ngayon: Gusto ba nating magtuloy-tuloy ang pagbabago? Sasagutin po ito ng taumbayan sa darating na Mayo. Ang hamon ko sa ating lahat, lalo na sa ating kabataan na magmamana ng ating kinabukasan — makilahok, magbantay at makiisa sa pagtataguyod ng isang tapat at patas na halalan,” the President said.
“Kilatisin po natin ang bawat kandidato — sino ang tunay na lingkod-bayan o nagpapanggap lamang?,” he added.
He expressed confidence that with the help of the people, especially the people of Dipolog, the gains achieved by his administration to move the country forward would continue beyond his term as President.
“Walang duda: Kinikilala na maging ng mundo ang pagbabagong tinatamasa ng ating bayan; na ibang-iba na ito kumpara sa ating dinatnan. Kompiyansa po akong sa pakikiisa ng mga Dipolognon at ng sambayanang Pilipino, magtutuloy-tuloy ang pag-usad ng bansa kahit matapos ang aking termino,” the President said.
“Sama-sama nating iangat ang bawat isa, kapit-bisig nating tugunan ang problema, na maghahatid sa atin sa isang bansang tunay na payapa at masagana,” he added. (MNS)