TACLOBAN CITY, Feb. 5 (PNA) -– Liberal Party vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo is not optimistic about the support of voters in this city, but she’s ready to woo “resistant” voters, who are not satisfied with the administration’s post-Yolanda performance.
Speaking to reporters Thursday afternoon, Robredo said that it would not be easy for her and presidential bet Mar Roxas to earn the support of majority of Tacloban voters, but she’s hoping that they would be given an opportunity to present their platforms in this city.
“We know it’s hard because there is resistance, but we are here for a mission and we will face the challenge. If there are shortcomings, we have to accept it because we are not perfect and we commit mistakes, but we should look for solutions,” Robredo said.
Roxas has been criticized in this city for supposedly mismanaging relief efforts after super typhoon Yolanda hit the city in 2013.
The widow of late Secretary Jesse Robredo visited this city to meet students and civil society organizations at the Leyte Normal University. The Camarines Sur solon also went to Palo and Javier towns for a meeting with local officials and farmers’ group.
Earlier this week, Roberdo visited Catarman, Northern Samar; Calbayog City, Samar; and Catbalogan City, Samar to meet local officials and attend multi-sectoral forums.
When asked what she would do to address water and electricity supply problems in the city’s relocation sites, she emphasized her advocacy for less bureaucratic process in post-disaster response.
“The budget is there, but resettlement sites have no water and electricity for years because the procurement process is very complicated,” she said.
During the forum, Robredo narrated her experience during her time with Sentro ng Alternatibong Lingap Panligal, a non-government organization that provides free legal aid to marginalized sectors. (PNA)
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