BUTUAN CITY – Senatorial candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. vowed to create more economic activities in Mindanao once elected in the coming national elections.
The Ilocos Norte representative told the local media at the Caraga State University here that he would push for infrastructure and agricultural development down south.
“My father (the late president Ferdinand E. Marcos, Sr.) initiated the economic development in Mindanao and I’d like to continue his works and fulfill his visions,” said Marcos.
He said that Mindanao needs more school buildings, irrigation, power-generating facilities and farm-to-market roads to have a more competitive economy.
The youthful solon is also batting for a sustained effort to resolve the armed conflict in Mindanao, citing the Tripoli agreement signed during his father’s leadership as a possible starting point of the peace process.
“We could review it (Tripoli agreement) to see what part is applicable these days,” he said.
Marcos and the other national candidates of the Nacionalista Party headed by presidential bet Manny Villar began a series of sorties in Mindanao on Tuesday. They will have stops in Surigao, Agusan, Davao and Compostela Valley.