• Salceda warns Albay may dump Roxas

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    LEGAZPI CITY: Gov. Joey Salceda warned of the possibility that the province may dump Liberal Party (LP) presidential candidate Mar Roxas for the failure of the administration to finish the much trumpeted Bicol International Airport here.

    “If Mar Roxas will lose in Albay in the May 2016 election, it’s their (LP) problem because they did not fulfill the construction of Bicol International Airport as promised,” the governor said.

    Salceda, the Party provincial chairman, said he is not blaming President Benigno Aquino 3rd for the unfinished project but pointed to Transportation Secretary Jun Abaya’s failure to award its construction to the winning bidders, causing the snail-paced construction.

    “I’m not blaming the President but the DOTC. It was Secretary Abaya’s lapses which now has a domino effect on the candidacy of Mar Roxas. I’m confused already as I’ve been doing several follow-ups as chairman of the Regional Development Council. The same action has been done by our Bicolano solons but to no avail,” Salceda lamented.

    Salceda said because of the delay, Phase 2-A of the project for horizontal construction already lapsed, while the awarding of P1.7 billion intended for the terminals was put on hold by the DOTC for unknown reasons despite a winning bidder.

    During his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) Aquino said that the international airport will be initially operational in 2013 and is expected to be completed in 2016 for full swing operation.

    The P3.5 billion Bicol International Airport was a flagship project of former President Gloria Macapagal-Aroyo and pursued by Aquino.

    The DBM already released P150 million for its development under the 2014 General Appropriations Act (GAA). A total of P2.1 billion has been spent from 2007 to 2012 for the earthwork, right-of-way acquisition, access road construction, and preliminary detailed engineering.

    “How can I campaign for Roxas when the Albayanos are losing trust because of the DOTC’s failure to follow through President Aquino’s vital project in Bicol despite the availability of funds?” Salceda said.

    Earlier, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad said the DOTC will finish the construction by the end of Aquino’s term to push further economic development in the region.

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    13 Comments

    1. Federal ang sagot para hindi na tayo umasa pa sa presidente sa mga proyekto…. palagi na lang ganito, magpapogi tayo sa presidente para bigyan ng projects… paano na lang kung kontra partido, kawawa ka?? Paano uunlad probinsya mo??? :-)

    2. Governor just a simple advise …. shut up because you are also a nonsense politician. a clone of a presidential candidate, and have a mental level of a DOTC head … simple

    3. Abnoy is all to blame for the mess that we are all in right now. He chose the incompetent roxas as DOTC head which anointed a clone incompetent in abaya. Definitely the big boss as president monitors performance of his men under a KRA structured system. Standards are set to measure nag gauge personnel relevance to their position. Achievers are retained while dead logs are booted out and replaced by others who can do what the former can’t. So the process continues until all are fulfilling their mandates. So Salceda is just shielding also the NON PERFORMING big boss of the country because he calls the shots in all agencies of government so there is no excuse for failures…. this is where the road gets crooked…..

    4. Baka may dalawang “baka” yan: 1) Baka talagang wala namang plano na suportahan ni Gob Joey si Roxas kaya ngayon pa lang gumagawa na ng dahilan, o 2) baka may naamoy na anomaliya and DOTC sa kontrata kaya ipinatigil?

    5. Jerrysal Mangaoang on

      Kahit Kailan ganyan ka Talaga gob joey. Yung ginawa mo Kay Gibo, Gagawin mo uli. Pero okay lang. Just go for duterte.

    6. Dump Marred Roxas. Don’t expect him that he can finish the completion of the international airport if ever he becomes president. Kung sa ngayon nga yung MRT nga ay hindi masolusyunan ni Marred Roxas at Abaya, ano pa kaya ang airport?

      Dump him. He has no chance of winning the presidential election.

      • You’re right its very obvious that Roxas has zero chance of winning the election. very weak kasi gay talaga and another thing is, sa LP mismo ay may 2 group meron silang internal problem so how can Marred Roxas win. 0 chance talaga

    7. It’s all about the money. Every project means money in the politicians pocket & thats common knowledge. Its better to fund it after election so that politicians can use their own money to buy votes not people’s money.

    8. North Camarines on

      Mga Bicolano iwasan ang reklamo, bomoto kc ng matalino. Noon may Roco na pam-pangulo pero sa ibang kandidato bomoto, ngayon may Escudero sa strategy ng ibang kandidato pinalabanan sa kapwa bicolano, kaya kawawang Bikol mag-isip naman sana kayo. Dios Mabalos.

    9. The gay governor of Albay province threatened not to let the people of his province vote for his fellow gay Presidential candidate. LOL.

    10. Gov, you’re asking, how can you campaign for Roxas when the Albayanos are losing trust? The answer is in good conscience, YOU CANNOT. As simple as that.