Bongbong Marcos Blames Government over Mindanao Power Crisis

15 March 2010

TACLOBAN CITY –Senatorial candidate and Ilocos Norte representative Bongbong Marcos on Saturday blamed the national government for its failure to prevent the ongoing power shortage in Mindanao.

“We can avoid a crisis like that with proper planning,” he said during a brief press conference here.

Bongbong made his mark as local executive by establishing a windmill farm – the country’s first wind power plant – in the windswept town of Bangui, Ilocos Norte.

“The local government units in Mindanao should unite to get the attention of the national government,” Bongbong said.

The situation is all too familiar for him.

“I know it’s hard to get support from the national government. That’s why common problems are likely to become big problems in the future,” Bongbong said.

Worse, the national government usually lets the local government units solve their own problems.

Also present in the press conference were An Waray Party List representative Florencio “Bem” Noel and Bongbong’s fellow Nacionalista Party senatorial candidates Gilbert Remulla, Gwen Pimentel and Adel Tamano.