The campaign promises start to pour. It all began yesterday. We heard the candidates talk, fast talk about what they intend to do, the promises each will leave in every campaign podium around the country, just before election day of May 9, 2016. To our readers, you can play with the SHOW FACTs and HIDE FACTs buttons here.
Independent candidate Grace Poe: She said she will pursue inclusive programs for the economy, education, universal health care and vowed to run a government against corruption and discrimination. Promised a “government with a heart” to all her “fellow Filipinos” who have been oppressed and belittled by the past administration
LP Presidential bet Mar Roxas: Dilaw, kulay ng ating prinsipyo. Dilaw, kulay ng ating paninindigan. Dilaw, kulay ng ating Tagumpay. Hindi tayo magpapatalo sa mga abusado, sa mga manloloko, at higit sa lahat, hindi tayo magpapatalo sa mga magnanakaw! Sisiguraduhin natin na ang bawat pamilya ay malaya sa gutom, malaya sa takot, malayang mangarap!”
UNA Presidential bet Jejomar Binay: Those earning P30,000 a month (P360,000 yearly) and below won’t have to pay income tax. Also pledged free uniforms, books and school items for 20 million public school students; expansion of the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program to include senior citizens ages 60 to 64 and free medicine for the poor.
Miriam Santiago of People’s Reform Party: “This is what I promise: Once I become the President, all the people who stole the people’s money shall be sent promptly to brand-new jails.”
PDP-Laban’s Rodrigo Duterte: Duterte promised that the conditional cash transfer program would be sustained to help beneficiairies buy food. The Mayor added he would increase the cash grants to the beneficiaries if elected president on May 9.
Duterte said he would immediately double the salaries of policemen and soldiers. He promised he would implement economic measures similar to what was done by the late President Ferdinand Marcos such as the Masagana 99 and Biyayang Dagat programs.