TACLOBAN CITY- Eastern Visayas regional political party Tingog Sinirangan has vowed to bring development in the region.
Rep.Yedda Marie Romualdez of Leyte’s first congressional district and Tingog’s first nominee, disclosed some of their legislative agenda that she said will help further the development to the region.
Romualdez made this remarks after the formal signing of an alliance agreement with the Hugpong ng Pagbabago of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and national political party Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats headed by Romualdez’s husband, former congressman Ferdinand Martin Romualdez on November 7 here in the city.
Rep. Romualdez said that among the ‘major points’ of Tingog Sinirangan’s agenda include intensifying investments in infrastructure support especially in rural communities; boosting rural-based education through the creation of an alternative farm and trade school system in the countryside; institutionalization of universal access to free healthcare through the service delivery network of healthcare facilities and rationalization of PhilHealth benefits; and increase agricultural productivity and sustainability through the creation of agricultural growth centers in identified regions in the country, farm-to-market facilitation, adoption of good agricultural practices, and provision of incentives to clusters of small and marginal producers.
Also, the party-list group would also ensure greater economic parity among regions by providing performance – and needs-based economic stimulus aid to the five poorest regions in the country; institutionalize on the increased of social protection for vulnerable sectors – especially the youth, women, and the elderly – through the creation of government bodies such as the Department of Culture, Sports, and Youth Development and the National Senior Citizens Commission; expand agricultural insurance, especially in expanding coverage of other crops, increasing capital stock, developing index-based insurance, among other developments;
Aside from Rep. Romualdez, the other nominees of the Tingog Sinirangan includes Philip Jude Acidre, Jaime “Boy” Go Alexis V. Yu, and Jennifer C. Padual.
Tingog, formerly a provincial party Tingog Leytenhon in 2012, was officially accredited by the Commission on Elections as a party-list organization qualified to run under the party-list elections beginning with the May 9, 2016 national and local elections through a resolution promulgated on August 19, 2015.