Running under the political platform of continuity of the development programs instituted by President Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Bong Go in Visayas and Mindanao, Bisaya Gyud Partylist on Thursday filed its certificate of candidacy (COC) and certificate of nomination and acceptance (CONA) for the May 2022 elections.
Victorino Garay, president of the Bisaya Gyud Party-list, and members of the party-list arrived at the Harbor Garden of Sofitel Manila in Pasay City yesterday.
Bisaya Gyud, a neophyte partylist group, seeks to uphold the rights and welfare of the Bisaya and continue the development programs established by President Duterte and Senator Bong Go in the regions of Visayas and Mindanao.
They plan to achieve this through a platform that focuses on responding to three major areas of concern, namely: food, shelter, and education.
“In line with the initiatives launched by President Duterte and Senator Bong Go in the regions, we will bring our Visayan compatriots closer to the government’s economic services that address the issue of food, housing, and education,” Garay said.
Garay stressed the lack of local opportunity in the islands of Visayas and Mindanao has compelled the Bisaya people to run the risk of either migrating to highly-urbanized regions like Metro Manila or try their luck abroad as an Overseas Filipino Worker.
“We have witnessed the reality that our Visayan compatriots are trying their luck to look for economic opportunities either in Manila or in going abroad due to the lack of livelihood opportunities, education, and labor development in the countryside,” Garay lamented.
“We hope that our Visayan brothers and sisters will take part in the aspiration of equitable development of the country, and the growth of the culture, wealth, and capacity of the Visayas,” the Bisaya Gyud nominee said.
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