Righteous path yields development, reforms in Mindanao

Traversing the righteous path made it possible for Mindanao to accomplish reforms and build major projects that now has started to benefit the people, President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Friday.

“Sa tuwid na daan, napatunayan nating posibleng magkaroon ng gobyernong may malasakit at tapat; na posibleng maging pantay ang magangandang pagkakataon, ikaw man ay nasa Luzon, sa Visayas, o sa Mindanao,” the President said in his speech during his meeting with the local leaders and residents here.

The President reminded the people that their votes in the upcoming May polls are crucial in ensuring that reforms in Mindanao continue or will the region revert back to its previous condition.

The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) agreed on the Framework Agreement for Mindanao peace last year, the President said, noting that the former rebel organization is now a government partner for reform and development.

Also, the President said that because of the righteous path that his administration champions, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) was able to push many projects that has now started to help the people.

Among these projects include the 13-kilometer Simuay-Landasan-Parang road, the Cotabato East Diversion Road and the 36 irrigation projects in Mindanao that cost P 471-million.

More than 381,560 households in ARMM are benefiting from the government’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, the President said, adding that reforms and additional projects will continue in Mindanao if the people choose the right leaders especially those allied with the administration.

Philippines News agency