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PIA Press Release
2005/08/26

Commentary: More to give for national development

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union (26 August) -– In our quest for economic and political stability, the people expect the best from our leaders in addressing national problems positively, instead of promoting partisan differences that only divides the nation.

The endorsement of our 2006 national budget to the Speaker of the House is a sign of a good start to build a sustainable roadmap for national development and progress, as we project for an immediate attention for its passage.

Our legislators must consider that the people clamor for constructive agenda now. The people are tired of those nasty yet destructive partisan differences that only brought division and downfall/disaster in our economy and builds negative outlook in the world arena.

In her SONA, the President said the country is categorized as two Philippines, one are those working for economic take off and the other are those hampering its growth for vested interest.

Nonetheless, the President’s call for reconciliation and national unity with respect to the responsible acceptance of the government’s critics and the opposition to this humble initiative of the President is contributory factor in speeding up growth and development of our nation.

In unity, we can concentrate in addressing recent problems like the high world oil price increase at $68 a barrel, thus working on possible energy conservation measures, the issue on our foreign debts including its interest that we need to pay with emphasis on intensifying our tax and revenue collections.

“The combined weight of rising oil prices and our debt payments place a heavy strain on the resources of Government and the poor are the hardest hit,” Sec. Bunye said.

Today is the time for a united nation to address decisively our economic survival and put our fiscal house in order and provide the needs of our people. This is the time to prove to the world that we are a nation worthy of sustained confidence and support each other for a common goal. (PIA Ilocos) [top]

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