Bersyon sa Filipino.
Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. today told the people of Bacoor City in Cavite to choose a new set of national leaders next year who will give appropriate importance to local government units and tap them as partners not only in the delivery of basic services but also in nation-building.
In his message after the flag-raising ceremony at the city hall of Bacoor, Marcos said many LGU officials are complaining that they are given little or no role at all in big ticket projects of the national government implemented in their areas of jurisdiction.
“In the past few years, many LGU officials have complained that the national government seemed to take the attitude that it alone is capable of the task of delivering services to our citizens,” Marcos, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Government said.
Such attitude of the national government is plainly wrong, according to Marcos who was a three-term Governor of Ilocos Norte.
He noted that local officials are the ones who know best the needs of their locality and people.
Marcos reiterated that many LGU officials are intelligent, hard-working and sincere in their desire to improve the lot of their constituents.
Marcos cited the example of Bacoor City, which experience rapid development under the leadership of Mayor Strike Revilla.
“The work of the LGUs is crucial to the growth of a vibrant economy for our towns and cities, the foundation of the economy of the entire country,” Marcos assessed.
“If you choose the right candidates I believe that in the next Administration we will witness a significant shift in the national government’s attitude towards the LGUs and we will see as well a marked improvement in the relationship between the local and national government,” he told the audience.
The Senator graced the flag ceremony upon the invitation of Mayor Revilla and Cavite 2nd District Rep. Lani Mercado Revilla.