By JOENALD MEDINA RAYOS
BATANGAS City — “WE could have a better Philippines if we will go back to the original master of my father, the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos, has designed for development of the country that is being revived now by the Build, Build, Build program of the Duterte administration.”
Thus, Ilocos Norte governor and senatorial aspirant Imee Marcos shared with the media at a change interview at the sidelines of Congressman Raneo E. Abu’s Mini Olympics Championship at the Batangas City Sports Coliseum recently.
Marcos said the revival of the master plan for development aims to further develop Metro Manila’s nearby regions such as Southern Tagalog down to Bicol Region.
“Yung C-5 (road) yung original plano niyan C1 to C10 hanggang Infanta, Quezon yun, siyempre yung mga sumunod na administrasyon puro short cut, ginawang underpass, overpass, naging masukal na yung mga kalye, (kaya) ang sa akin lang bumalik tayo sa dating master plan at buhayin lahat ng kalye, lahat ng arterial road, connecting road dito sa Batangas at sa Southern Tagalog,” (The original plan of C-5 road was from C1-C10 up to Infanta, Quezon, but of course the administrations that came after, they made road shortcuts like underpass, overpass, so roads became dense. For me, let us go back to the master plan and revive arterial and connecting roads here in Batangas and Southern Tagalog), Marcos explained.
“We have more potentials here in the Calabarzon and the plan of Governor Hermilando Mandanas to put up a tri-modal transport facilities by land land, air and sea would definitely attract more investors in the province which will drive growth in the region”, she added.
Aside from the infrastructure developments, Marcos also said that the government should have a preferential focus on the flight of the Filipino farmers that in the light of the impending liberalization in the importation of rice stocks, the government must also push the development or the needed infra to support the transport of farm produce and develop a program that will support the local farmers to improve their rice production.|#BALIKAS_News