Magtutungo rin ang mga kandidata sa Magat Dam sa Ramon, Isabela.
Pagdating ng bukas
CAUAYAN CITY – Handa na ang mga kasapi ng Cauayan City Police Station sa pagbibigay ng seguridad sa pagdating bukas ng 30 kandidata na kabilang sa pangalawang grupo ng 2017 Miss Earth. Narciso Paragas, hepe ng Cauayan City Police Station, maaga palang bukas ay nakalatag na ang seguridad upang matiyak ang kaligtasan ng mga kandidata kung saan gaganapin ang Resort Wear Competition kasabay ng pagdiriwang ng Mengal Festival sa Echague, Isabela.
Agad sila magtutungo sa isang hotel at magkakaroon ng courtesy call kay Cauayan City Mayor Bernard Dy kasabay ng pananghalian sa Hacienda San Luis.
The Filipino is no stranger or neophyte to situations like the one we face today. Just because this is Congress it has to be a secret, secret. Ang gusto ninyo para hindi na kayo mandamay, huminto na kayo ng ano. The series of damaging quakes in Leyte, Surigao and nearby provinces and islands attest to this. Iyong mga ano ninyo na --- but we know everyday that one family raped, dalawa and all are dead.
We can, and we will, overcome as we did countless times in the past, [but] only if we work together towards a common goal. Not even the two hands, one hand lang na exempted sa rule na ‘yan. We were told that it is no longer a question of “if” but a matter of “when.” Thus, we need to act decisively and fast because the threat is huge, real and imminent. Then you trivialize it with human rights and due process. When you go into an anger, when you burst with rage, okay ‘yan. [applause] What have you done in the name of human rights?
But we will not be disheartened; we will not be cowed; we will not be overwhelmed. [laughter and applause] So I will increase the taxes. The coastal, marami ‘yan kasi marami paikot-ikot, but we are in a contiguous territory, maliit lang tayo. By this time kung walang upheaval, no regeneration will occur, we are almost like talagang ginaganun natin ang --- maliit na lang ang makuha nila. And we still have to recover from the beating that we got both during and in the aftermath of those mega-typhoons.
It is during trying times and troubled events that the resilience, perseverance and determination of the people are tested. Then I will think of something that will compensate or make up for the damage or at least the income restored. You must remember that there are so many billions of the future generations waiting in this stratosphere. How about the billions and billions and billions of Filipinos who will come after us? Aside from droughts, tempests and other problems taking shape which, according to DOST-PHIVOLCS --- it is no longer just a distant possibility but a probability: Earthquakes.
Neither will I be immobilized into inaction by the fear that I will commit an act that will expose me to public condemnation or legal prosecution. Kaya mag-82 kayo or kaya binobombahan niyo kasi ako ng ganun. [applause] Maya-maya pagdating ng mga --- [applause and cheers] pagdating nitong mga Western expert kuno, you give them so much premium and importance.
You harm the children in whose hands the future of this Republic is entrusted, and I will hound you to the very gates of hell.
Pasado alas-2 ng hapon ay babalik na ang mga kandidata sa kalakhang Maynila.