BATANGAS – If a corruption-tainted presidential candidate wins the May elections, President Aquino is worried that the administration’s flagship poverty alleviation project – conditional cash transfer program (CCT) – will be diluted and derailed under the opposition’s watch.
The President took a swipe at Vice President Jejomar Binay who previously opposed the CCT but has now supported the administration’s anti-poverty program just to win more votes in the elections. Aquino lamented that this candidate who joined CCT bandwagon however has failed to show concrete measures on how will they expand the program.
“Yung isa po, todo ibinibida na palalawakin niya ang Pantawid Pamilya, may nagsabi po sakin ‘kulang ‘yang 4Ps,’ ang bigkas niya gagawin raw niyang 5Ps. At habang ginagawa niyang 5Ps, babawasan niya ang buwis na pinagkukunan natin na pambayad nitong programang ito. Itatanong ko po sa inyo, kung talagang kaya niyang gawin ‘yan eh ‘di pati ako sasama na sa kanya,” Aquino said.
“Sa dami nga po ng alegasyon na bumabalot sa kanila, malamang po lalabnaw lang sa pamumuno niya ang benepisyo ng Pantawid Pamilya,” he added.