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Elections 2016:Poe vows to help improve lives of people in Abra

Senator Grace Poe visiting the Calaba River. Photo Credits to Bileg ti Abreno

Senator Grace Poe visiting the Calaba Bridge. Photo Credits to Bileg ti Abreno

By RUTH ABBEY GITA

SENATOR Grace Poe brought her campaign to Abra last week and promised to end the plight of 234,000 people residing in the province, a third of whom are poor, should she win the 2016 presidential derby.

Poe said that under her “government with heart,” no one would be left behind and no province would be neglected.

Poe promised to provide Abra people with additional infrastructure; crop insurance and free irrigation to farmers; and establishment of agro-industrial zone that can process and trade the farmers’ goods.

“This is the very first time I go here but you can expect that I would not forget it and this is not the last time I would go here,” Poe said in her speech she delivered in Bangued, Abra.

“To be honest, they told me, ‘Why will you go to Abra? That’s too far and it only has small population.’ But my fellow citizens, under the government with heart, wherever you are, whoever you are, you should not be left alone,” she added.

With additional infrastructure like bridges and concrete road networks connecting interior towns to main highways, Poe said Abra would be able to fulfill its potential.

The senator said farmers also needed help and that their crops had to survive extreme weather events such as the El Niño phenomenon, as agriculture is the main driver of Abra’s economy.

She said the government should give farmers easier access to credit so they would not turn to unscrupulous lenders. Typically, a farmer spends P4,500 per hectare per year on irrigation gees, adding to the already high cost of production and forcing them to incur loans.

Poe likewise said more post-harvest facilities and food terminals should be built in the
Cordillera Administrative Region.

With such developments, the senator said more tourists would be visiting Abra, and the lives of the people would improve.

“This is a big dream but it should start with a dream because if you do not have a dream, you have no inspiration,” she said.

Poe was accompanied by her running mate Senator Francis Escudero, and senatorial candidates Lorna Kapunan and Isko Moreno when she visited the province. (Sunnex)

http://www.sunstar.com.ph/manila/local-news/2016/02/25/poe-vows-help-improve-lives-people-abra-459221

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19 thoughts on “Elections 2016:Poe vows to help improve lives of people in Abra

  1. I had a feeling that miss grace poe will prevail on may election as i felt when joseph estrada came to campaign for presidency in the province before..hoping that God send miss poe to save abra from evil ..if she won get ready ABRA FOR A NEW FACES IN ABRA POLITICS i will be the man in charged and i will start from Koliglig to the last barangay counciman police and army to get out in the province

    Posted by DONALD TRUNK | March 4, 2016, 2:59 pm
  2. Never lose hope for good governance in Abra politics there is always be good hope in Abrenian Horrizon and that only happens when Miss Poe will become president that will make Big changes for those educated abrenians that will scrap dynasties in the entire province

    Posted by KIM JUNG JONG | March 5, 2016, 11:33 pm
  3. Awan maaramidan ni Poe ti problema ti Abra. Ni Duterte ti laeng ti ayan ti namnama contra krimin, druga ken Corruptions ta napaneknekan nan diay ciudad ti Davao. Ngem ti tulbek ti husto panagbalbaliw tapno mapapanaw dagiti saan nga maiparbeng nga agtuturay ket datayo nga but antes mismo. No awan agilako ti butosna, awan to metten dagiti lastog nga agtuturay. Ibutos tayo ngarud ni mayor Duterte ken Dr Litong Bringas uray awan kuarta da.

    Posted by CONTRALASTOG | March 6, 2016, 7:23 am
    • CONTRALASTOG…AWAN PANGABAK NI DUTERTE KASATNO NGA MAKATULONG?? MISS POE WAS LEADING ON ALL LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL SURVEY??CONTRALASTOG NEVER EVER UNDERSTIMATE A WOMAN CAN DO TO YOUR LIFE SHE WILL RUIN YOU TO THE GROUND

      Posted by Bundat | March 6, 2016, 8:38 am
    • Si takit he dole out 1t in a remote municipality joy had given 2t so what is thw difference sino pulitiko d bumibile ng boto ngaun. All of them contra including takit

      Posted by eric shawn | March 7, 2016, 4:00 pm
  4. Ni kano met Duterte ti manmnama nga mangabak kuna ni Ninknok!?

    Posted by barok | March 8, 2016, 3:18 pm
  5. Kung si Niknok ang may sabi malamang totoo yan kasi simi god si Niknok hindi si Ningnok. Niknok ay parang Dios ang paniniwala sa Francia. Ang paniniwala ko naman batay sa reactions ng nakakarami, panalo si Duterte at Dr Litong Bringas. Kasi si Duterte lang ang nagsasabi ng too walang plastikan kaya pantay siya kina Binay, Poe, Roxas, maski bitin sa TV at Radio access. Si Dr Bringas naman ay deserving, matalino makatao, at wala rin pagkukunwari, tunay na maipagmamalaki ng Abra sa Congreso di tulad ng last 9 yrs na sayang na sayang.

    Posted by CAPITAN | March 8, 2016, 5:57 pm
  6. Kasing Liwanag ng araw ang mensahe, pero kung ang tao di umabot sa gr II dahil sa ilang taon na repeater sa gr I at di man lang nakarating sa Manila talagang bobo. Iyan si PONSO POLPOL este ponsopilato kuno

    Posted by CAPITAN | March 10, 2016, 5:04 am
  7. ang problema kay gov. lagi nya sinasabi wag masilaw ang tao sa pera e mismo sya namemera din mas mababa nga lang e kuripot kase e di siguradong talo he he he…..

    Posted by calaba boys | March 11, 2016, 5:31 am
  8. PORO MET KATTILIW TAY KALABAN TI BERSAMIN KADAGITI NAGLABLABAS ITA A TI PAKAKITAAN NO KASATNO KASIGLAT TOY POLITICAL MACHINERY DA

    Posted by DEI MUS DEI ET PORA COELLI | March 11, 2016, 10:04 am
  9. Paneknekan tayo nga taga Abra nga saan nga bayad ti botos ti napateg. Takneng, saririt, pudno nga panagservi t importante. Dr Litong Bringas ken Bersamins ti makitak ayan dayta.

    Posted by CONTRALASTOG | March 11, 2016, 11:49 am
    • Tama tangapin nyo pera bigay ni bersamin at bernos pag d nyo nalapitan silang pareho nun iboto ung highest bidder kc kahit sino manalo mgnakaw din sila para mabawe nila pingbayad nila sa inyo. Sa totoo lng ayoko din si joy pero i hate most si takit bec wala ako gnawa sa kanya yet he ruined my career n my love one died bec he was diehard supporter of takit

      Posted by eric shawn | March 11, 2016, 7:37 pm
  10. Uray sinno ti mangabak kadaytoy nga election intay koma sopportaran ti kayat ti kaadwan tapno adda timpoyog tayo nga Abrenian

    Posted by LUIS FERNANDO | March 12, 2016, 12:06 am
    • Awan ti timpuyog ti ABRENIAN TA DETOY KANYA KANYA ,,,BINBINUAKAW,,,, IN INAPAL ,,,,KONTEST TI TINAKAWAN TI KOLTURA DAGITOY AGINDEG,,,,,.NAGASAT DAGITI PIMANAW TA MAKA ADAL DA TI NASAYSAYAAT NGA OGALI TI TATTAO

      Posted by MAX ALVARADO | March 12, 2016, 12:45 pm

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