SURIGAO DEL SUR – Nacionalista Party’s Bongbong Marcos on Wednesday vowed to represent the local government units if elected as senator in the coming national elections.
“I will be the voice of the LGUs,” he said before an assembly of mayors and political leaders at the residence of Gov. Vicente Pimentel, Jr. in Tandag City.
Marcos and the other candidates of NP headed by presidential candidate Manny Villar were in the middle of their series of sorties in Mindanao.
The Ilocos Norte representative knows too well the pressing problem of local executives in funding their projects.
“The local government is often neglected by the national leadership in terms of supporting the needs of its constituents,” said Marcos, who also served as governor of his province for three terms.
He called on the local leaders of this southern province to unite and combat the negligence of the national leadership to address basic problems in their locality.
“It’s very important for you to have a collective stand because the national government will only hear your problems if you have strong representation,” he said.