HENRY ONG, a 44-year old businessman, has continued his visitation to different towns in Leyte 2nd district, highlighting his legislative agenda for congressional position this May 9, 2016 elections.
A neophyte in politics, Ong said that people in remote barangays continue to live in difficulty, with poor access to government services.
If elected as congressman, Ong said he will prioritize in his legislative agenda the support for sustainable livelihood, agricultural programs, health and education, and construction of more roads to mountainous barangays for access of farm products and commerce in the district, among others.
Also, he will build two district offices –in Carigara and in Dulag—to better serve the constituents from northern and southern parts of the district.
Ong, who is the brother of Carigara town Mayor Eduardo Ong, said he wants to improve the economic condition of the people.
“There is always an end to everything and everyone has the right to serve the public,’’ Ong said, referring to his opponent, the 81-year old Cong. Sergio Apostol.
The Apostols have been in politics spanning over 30 years and have built a political dynasty in Leyte province.
Leyte remains one of the poorest 20 provinces in the Philippines.