IF I WERE THE NEXT PRESIDENT…
ByBEN R. PUNONGBAYAN
Founder, Buklod National Political Party (First of a series)
As President, I will devote my whole six-year term to transform Philippine governance and Philippine society into an inclusive, fair and shared economy.
The centerpiece and overarching program of that transformation will be the substantial reduction, if not, near eradication of widespread poverty and hunger.
WEST PHILIPPINE SEA
However, there are current issues that may need to be dealt with urgently and placed in proper focus at the outset of the administration. One of these is theprotection and preservation of the economic right of the Philippines on the West Philippine Sea.
We will assert vigorously and unequivocally the exploitation right of the Philippines over its delineated economic zone within the West Philippine Sea as confirmed without any ambiguity by the Arbitral Award in 2016.
We will assert that right…
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