In time with the Labor Day celebration, Boholâ€™s First District Representative Rene Lopez Relampagos urged the voters to elect a leader with livelihood and employment agenda and whose track record speaks for it.
In a statement, Relampagos said that voters should focus more on key issues such as poverty alleviation.Â According to the representative, while lofty promises can be very appealing, voters should be more focused on candidates who have feasible plans laid out to raise more employment and livelihood opportunities.
â€œCrimes exist because of poverty.Â We need leaders who can respond to these issues both through education and job creation and livelihood generation.Only when we elect leaders who have shown achievements in these areas and have made plans in boosting these key areas do we solve half of the problems we have here in our country,â€ Relampagos said.
The re-electionist congressman stressed Mar Roxas and Leni Robredoâ€™s â€” the Liberal Party standard bearers â€” achievements and platform in terms of livelihood and job creation.
â€œMar has greatly opened many opportunities for the public through BPO. Now, the industry is raking a conservative estimate of around $20 Million. Meanwhile, Leni has done a remarkable job with poverty alleviation programs which are deeply rooted in creating livelihood for the impoverish members of the community,â€ he remarked. â€œItâ€™s time we look beyond the black propaganda and look into their agenda.Â Clearly, Mar and Leni are decent leaders who can ensure the welfare of the workforce.â€
Relampagos also stressed the need to choose local leaders who will strengthen the national leadersâ€™ platform on employment and income-generation.
â€œWhile there are national programs on employment and livelihood, voters should also vote for a candidate who has a vision similar to those in the higher offices. Through this, we can be assured that the masses will greatly feel that this government is doing its best to secure that our labor force are able to provide for their familyâ€™s needs.â€
In his years as a public servant, Relampagos has dedicated himself in making sure that employment and livelihood opportunities are afforded to every Boholano. His active participation in the tourism sector has greatly aided many families to incur income through the said sector.Â In a forum hosted by the BCCI, the solon who is seeking for his third term as district representative, has expressed his desire to develop Boholâ€™s IT/BPO industry to avoid labor migration.