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Binay: ‘Daang matuwid’ not enough to lick poverty

/ 08:22 PM August 03, 2015

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VICE President Jejomar Binay, in his counter State of the Nation Address (Sona), said the slogan “Daang Matuwid” is not enough to lift the country out of poverty.

Speaking before students in a jampacked gymnasium at the Cavite State University on Monday, Binay said there are still millions of Filipinos mired in poverty during the five years of the present administration, and there are still officials, including the allies of the President, involved in graft and corruption.

Binay said this belies the administration slogan “Walang kurap, walang mahirap.”

“Sabi nila, kung walang kurap, walang mahirap. Pagkaraan ng limang taon, marami pa ring mahihirap at bakas ang pangungurakot,” Binay said.

Binay also said mere slogans are not enough to spur economic progress in the country.

“Sinasabi nila na ang pag-unlad ay dahil sa tuwid na daan at para tuluy-tuloy ang pag-unlad, ipagpatuloy pa at palawakin pa ang Daang Matuwid. Mga kababayan, kahit kailanman, hindi isang slogan ang makaka-angat sa sambayanan. Hindi ang slogang ‘Daang matuwid’ ang magdadala sa atin sa kaunlaran,” Binay said.

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“Ang mga namumuno ng bansa at masang Pilipino, katulad ng mga magsasaka, mangingisda, manggagawa, at OFWs: sa kanilang mga bisig nakasalalay ang pag-unlad,” Binay added.

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