Padilla wants to hear Marcos plans for agriculture, energy, jobs in 1st SONA

Padilla wants to hear Marcos plans for agriculture, energy, jobs in 1st SONA

President Bongbong Marcos

By Ernie Reyes

MANILA — What are President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s plans for agriculture, energy, and jobs?

These are some of the things Sen. Robinhood “Robin” Padilla wants to hear from the President when he delivers his first State of the Nation Address on July 25.

Padilla also wants to hear the President’s plans on other key issues such as his approach to former President Rodrigo Duterte’s programs such as the anti-drug war and “Build Build Build.”

“Excited ako ano ba sasabihin niya tungkol sa drug war. Anong sasabihin niya tungkol sa ‘Build Build Build.’ Tungkol sa agriculture. Ito dito kami nagkakatugma ni PBBM sa plataporma na dapat buhayin natin ang agriculture. Gusto ko marinig lahat yan (I am excited to hear what the President has to say about the drug war, Build Build Build, and agriculture. On agriculture particularly, I am in full agreement with the President that we should energize this sector),” Padilla told reporters in an interview.

“Agriculture, kailangan na natin mag-produce ng sariling pagkain. Trabaho. At higit sa lahat ang sa Saligang Batas (We need agriculture because we need to produce our own food. Also, I need to hear the President’s stance on jobs and the Constitution),” he added.

Padilla also wants to hear the Marcos administration’s program on energy, including nuclear energy, as brownouts are still prevalent in many areas such as Occidental Mindoro.

“Yung tao roon, sinisigaw nila, kailangan namin ng kuryente. Gusto ko malaman ano plano niya rito (The people there clamored for electricity. I want to know what the administration plans to do about it),” he said. (ai/mtvn)

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