Maguindanao and North Cotabato leaders support Pacquiao’s fight against corruption and poverty – Manila Bulletin
Some 700 local candidates in Maguindanao and North Cotabato have pledged to back the master plan of aspiring presidential senator Manny Pacquiao to fight poverty and corruption in the country.
Local leaders took vows as they were sworn in as new members of the Progressive Movement for Decentralization Initiatives (PROMDI) in simple ceremonies as the country commemorated Bonifacio on Tuesday, November 30.
In his speech during the swearing-in rites at the Family Country Hotel and Convention, Pacquiao said he is running for the presidency in order to improve people’s lives and that should be the same motivation for new PROMDI members.
Pacquiao said that after reaching the top as the only eight-division boxing world champion, he is now chasing his dream of becoming a public service champion.
âI reached the top as the only boxing world champion in all eight divisions, but now I want to be a champion in the public service. I am running for President because I want to make history as the one who brought real and meaningful change to our nation, âPacquiao said in Visayan dialect, Pacquiao stormed the country to personally consult with them. poor people of the country and carry his message. hope for Filipinos in search of better governance.
Pacquiao said that in addition to his sane campaign to jail corrupt officials, his administration would launch massive programs for free housing, employment and livelihoods.
He said that by using the funds generated from the savings to lick corruption, he would build free housing for all homeless Filipinos and provide interest-free loans to micro-small and medium-sized businesses. This would allow small businesses to thrive while creating hundreds of thousands of jobs, even for those with no education.
He would also push for a free hospitalization program for all seniors.
During the swearing-in ceremony, Pacquiao also defended his decision to support PROMDI governor candidate Hajji Yasser Ampatuan of Maguindanao, whom he described as a hardworking, honest and kind person.
Pacquiao said that Hajji Yasser should not be sentenced just because he is an Ampatuan, as he has nothing to do with the horrific Maguindanao massacre that killed 58 people, including 34 members of the media.
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