Agri party slate endorses Escudero’s candidacy for Senate; calls it the farmer’s ally – Manila Bulletin
The Davao-based AGRI party list said it fully supports the return to the Senate of Sorsogon Governor Francis “Chiz” Escudero, as it expresses satisfaction that he is an “unwavering ally” of the farmers and the agricultural sector.
In a statement, AGRI President Wilbert Lee said the party’s List group, which represents farmers and agricultural workers, cited Escudero’s strong and consistent stance in support of the industry. .
“The AGRI Party List joins millions of voters, numerous industry organizations and other party list groups who have expressed support for the senatorial candidacy of Sorsogon Governor Francis Joseph ‘Chiz’ G. Escudero,” Lee said in a statement.
“AGRI kami kay Chiz sa Senado,” they said, adding that Escudero has consistently supported legislation, programs and policies that benefit the Filipino farmer during his 21 years as a legislator, including 12 as a senator.
“In the Escudero government, the agricultural sector has a steadfast ally who has repeatedly lobbied for increased government funding and support for our sector, as it recognizes its essential role in ensuring food security for our population and its ability to contribute to the growth of our economy,” they said.
They are also confident that with Escudero’s return to the Senate, the institution “would benefit from his knowledge, experience and political acumen.”
“A lawyer with an impressive track record…a role model legislator and leader, Governor Escudero is the senator we can trust to fight for our rights and well-being – one who deserves another term. in the Senate. “, also said Lee.
The AGRI party list joins the growing list of party list organizations that have endorsed Escudero’s return to the Senate. The other groups are Ang Kabuhayan, An Waray, ARISE, BHW, Kusog Bikolandia, Agimat and the Magdalo group.
The Free Farmers’ Federation, a 200,000-strong non-governmental organization (NGO) considered one of the largest in the country, also backed the governor.
The tandems of Vice President Leni Robredo and Senator Kiko Pangilinan; Senator Ping Lacson and Senate President Tito Sotto; and Sen. Manny Pacquiao and Rep. Lito Atienza also adopted Escudero to their senatorial slates.
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