LUISIANA, Laguna – Vice President Noli “Kabayan” De Castro expressed displeasure at the newly filed Impeachment Complaints against President Gloria Macapal Arroyo because it distracts efforts and resources from being focused in dealing with the existing global economic crisis which gravely affects the nation.
Responding to a reporter’s interview right after the signing of the Republic Act No. 9507 otherwise known as An Act to Establish a Socialized and Low-Cost Housing Loan Restructuring and Condonation Program by President Arroyo, De Castro said, “although it seems that we are still alright here today economically, but the truth is our nation today is facing an impending grave economic problem as a result of the worldwide crisis now wrecking havoc against rich nations in Europe, the USA and neighboring countries.”
The Vice President said however, that the complainants are free to do what they are doing if they believe that they have new evidences to present to the Impeachment Court in Congress.
De Castro expressed suspicions that the complaints could be connected to the approaching National Elections so that those politicians involved in the complaints could gain media mileage. “Sige magsampa sila ng complaints, anyway, malapit na nga rin ang (National) elections eh.”
The Vice President with some government stalwarts and local executives accompanied in the signing of the Republic Act No. 9507 otherwise known as An Act to Establish a Socialized and Low-Cost Housing Loan > Restructuring and Condonation Program, in the presence of cheering about a thousand of villagers, government workers, students, folks at Sitio Dapi, Brgy San Jose in this town.
De Castro also assisted the president in the symbolic Energicization (Electrification) Ceremony of three Sitios: Namely Sitio Dapi, Luisiana town; Sitio San Francisco, Bubucal,Brgy Macatad, siniloan town; and Sitio Mayputat, Brgy Libis ng nayon, Mabitac town.
The Chief Executive together with De Castro and government officials also inaugurated the newly constructed Tibatib Bridge in Brgy Tibatib, Cavinti town which connects the municipality to the rest of the towns in the province. At Sito Dapi the Chief Executive with the assistance of Vice Pres.also spearheaded the ground breaking ceremony and lowering of the time capsule of the proposed low-cost housing site in the area.
PGMA also distributed millions worth of checks for scholarship fund, low-cost housing, local cooperatives and assistance to projects.
ROMULO O. PONTE
14 October 2008