MANILA, April 19 (PNA) — Several public transportation groups with an estimated 3 million members have expressed support to the candidacy of vice presidential candidate Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
The groups, composed of Pasang Masda, Liga ng Transport Operators ng Pilipinas (LTOP), Philippine Bus Operators of Philippines (PBOA), Taxi Nationwide, UV Express, Federation of Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association of the Philippines (FEJODAP), Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association of Metro Manila (TODA Metro Manila)expressed their support for Marcos during the National Public Transport Summit held Tuesday in Quezon City.
The transport organizations expressed the belief that Marcos’ vision was what would make positive changes in the public transport system for the country.
“Ang isang Marcos lamang ang may vision sa ating bansa at isang Marcos lamang ang maraming nagawa na sa atin na hanggang ngayon ay pinakikinabangan natin kaya dapat lang na isang Marcos din ang magpapatuloy tungo sa tunay na kaunlaran ng bansa. Ibalik natin ang serbisyong Marcos,” said Orlando Marquez, President of LTOP.
They also vowed to campaign for Marcos not only among their members but in the entire country.
“Magtulung-tulong tayo sa pagluklok kay Bongbong Marcos bilang bise presidente at hindi lamang sa ating mga sarili at sa ating mga miyembro kundi sa ating mga pamilya, kaibigan, kapitbahay, komunidad pati na rin sa buong bansa,” Bong Suntay, National President of Taxi Nationwide said.
Other members namely: Roberto Martin, President of Pasang Masda, Zenaida Maranan, Fejodap National President, Alex Yague, National President of PBOA, Lino Marable, National President of UV Express and Roberto Galisem, President of TODA Metro Manila echoed their statements.
For his part, Marcos expressed gratitude to the different transport groups for their endorsement noting that to be able to provide a more efficient transport system through infrastructure development.
Marcos also urged them to stay united in their cause to push for reforms in their sector saying it was only when they were speaking in one voice that they could get things done.
“Ipagpatuloy ninyo ang inyong pagkakaisa at nagpapasalamat ako na ako ang napili ninyo sa inyong pagkakaisa dito sa eleksyon at makakaasa kayo ng agarang tulong sa inyong mga hinaing katulad ng patuloy kong pagtulong sa inyong sektor sa mga nakaraang panahon,” he said. Ferdinand Patinio/PNA/northboundasia.com