Roque slams pols who are present during polls, absent during crisis

April 12, 2022 Ryan Ponce Pacpaco 59 views

TACLOBAN CITY – UNITEAM senatorial candidate Harry Roque has slammed politicians who only show up during elections but hide in times of crisis.

Roque said that other politicians neglected Tacloban after Typhoon “Odette” ravaged it.

“Kapag hindi nagwagi ang UniTeam, babalik na naman ang mga politiko na nagpapakita lamang sa panahon ng eleksyon,” he told the residents during the grand rally of UniTeam here.

“Babalik na naman ang mga politiko sa ‘iniwan’ ang Tacloban sa panahon ng pangangailangan dahil hindi kayo kakampi,” he added.

Roque also said that politicians who are “greedy of power” should not be elected.

“Ayaw na atin bumalik ang mga walang puso at gahaman sa kapangyarihan,” he said.

“Tama na ang pulitika. Ang tulong ibigay na sa mga nangangailangan hindi lang sa kakampi hinding-hindi makakalimutan ng buong Pilipinas ang trahedya ng ‘Yolanda’ at trahedyang ginawa ng gobyernong walang puso,” he added.

Meanwhile, Roque said that public service should not be “politicized”.

“Tunay na serbisyo po ang kailangan at hindi po pag-popolitiko. Kailangan narito tayo sa para ating mga kababayan lalo na sa panahon na pinakakailangan nila tayo. Kagaya na lamang po noong pagkatapos ng Odette,” he said.

“Agad po tayong pumunta dito at nagbigay ng tulong,” Roque added.

In January, after super typhoon “Odette” devasted parts of the Visayas and Mindanao, Roque brought aid to Southern Leyte and Ubay, Bohol, and helped residents affected by the typhoon.

He also visited the beachfront homes in Limasawa Islands, which were washed away by the storm surge, and distributed relief goods.

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