Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Vice President expressed displeasure at the newly filed Impeachment Complaints vs the Chief Executive

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 President Arroyo 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. Noli de castro 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 Local Government Unit projects. 

14 October 2008