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Politics should take a backseat to people’s welfare---Marcos

Press Releases
24 June 2013

Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. said politics should take a backseat to projects that would not only promote the welfare of the people but could also save lives, like flood-control projects.

Following a spate of floods that hit the metropolis recently, the present administration received flak for scrapping its predecessor’s flood-control projects, including a dredging project at Laguna de Bay meant to alleviate the flooding in Metro Manila and adjacent provinces of Rizal and Laguna.

‘Yun naman nga ang sakit natin, pag may bagong leadership tinatapon lahat ang ginawa nung nakaraan, kahit maganda, kahit hindi,” Marcos said.

“So, maybe we should learn from this experience and really come to our senses and be intelligent and mature about it at kung talagang mayroong kailangang gagawin, gawin natin,” he added.

Marcos said the country’s leaders should not only think about political expediency and instead do what they have sworn to do: to serve the people.

“That should be the first priority not the political situation or how to gain a political advantage over your predecessor. That should take second, third or even fourth priority when it comes to such calamities such as this,” Marcos said.