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PIA Press Release
2007/04/30

PGMA asks Cebuanos to support reforms, not revolt

Cebu City (30 April) -- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo asked Cebuanos to support reforms with midterm national and local elections only two weeks away as the country’s future is at stake in the coming polls.

The President’s request was contained in a message read by Vice President Noli de Castro who represented Mrs. Arroyo during the recent inauguration of the Naga-Toledo Road Project in Toledo City, Cebu.

‘The May Elections are about the future, not the past. I ask you to support reforms, not revolt. Reforms build; revolt destroys. We do not want the positive effects of our growth to be laid to waste,’ the President’s statement as read by De Castro.

De Castro then proceeded to articulate the strength of each administration senatorial candidate in governance as the President’s message again stated her request for support to a team that is unquestionably pro-poor, pro-growth and pro-modernization who will help continue the reforms.

After the inauguration, De Castro again represented Mrs. Arroyo in a Team Unity (TU) rally in Naga before meeting with the President in the afternoon, the latter leading the ribbon cutting of the inauguration of the Talisay City Hall of Justice.

The building costs P45M while P35M of the amount was taken from the President’s social funds and only P10M was given by the Supreme Court, according to Rep. Eduardo Gullas of Cebu’s 1st District.

Over 2T crowd gathered at the activity which also turned into a TU rally where Mrs. Arroyo endorsed the senatoriables before departing for Cebu City for another event.

Mrs. Arroyo again endorsed the administration’s senatorial bets during the gathering of the Muslim communities for the 32nd Visayas Qur’an Reading Competition from Regions 6, & 8 and at another rally in Danao City, hometown of Tourism Sec. and TU Spokesperson Sec. Joseph “Ace” Durano.

The President only stayed in Cebu for about six hours before flying back to Manila last Friday. (PIA-Cebu/FCR) [top]

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