FORMER Quezon City Mayor and senatorial candidate Herbert “Bistek” Bautista paid Tarlac officials a courtesy visit and laid down his “platform of government” before students and Barangay Health Workers [BHW].
Bautista, running under the Nationalist Peoples Coalition [NPC] said in a radio interview over DZTC-AM, that for the country to bounce-back from the economic downfall brought about by the dreaded Covid-19, leaders should find ways to more create jobs.
He likewise said that the salaries of Filipino workers in the provinces should be hiked and be at par with that of the salaries of Metro Manila workers.
“We have a regional wage board and it is not sensitive to the needs of our workers. In Metro Manila, the minimum wage is P570 whereas our neighboring provinces like Bulacan and Rizal, their workers receive less. The prices of commodities in Metro Manila and the provinces are the same,” Bautista said adding that he will also give premium to the betterment of the education system in the country once elected.
Bautista was accompanied by Tarlac Governor Susan Yap, Vice Governor Carlito “Casada” David, second district Congressional candidate and Victoria Mayor Christian Yap, Board Members Romeo Evangelista, Joy Gilbert Lamorena, Jessie Aquino, Antonio Cervantes Jr., Joselito Capitulo and board member candidate Harmes Sembrano at the Tarlac Evacuation Center for the distribution of scholarship checks and at the Bulwagang Kanlahi of the Diwa ng Tarlac during the financial assistance distribution for BHWs.
“I came to visit Tarlac so that Tarlaqueños will learn that I am running for senator under NPC,” he said.
Bautista commended the efforts of the provincial officials in transforming Tarlac into a much developed province.
“I was amazed to see the development and the transformation of Tarlac. Your efforts in preserving the environment and the balancing of agriculture and industrialization is commendable,” Bautista pointed-out.
Gov. Yap, for her part thanked Bautista for visiting Tarlac and said that Tarlaqueños are willing to support a senatorial candidate who has a vision for the country and a clear-cut program especially for the poor.
Bautista likewise met with second district Representative Victor Yap after his radio guesting.