Zambo fish brokers back Poe PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 14:09

By NONOY E LACSON

A large group of fish brokers and vendors in Zamboanga City have thrown their support to the presidential bid of Senator Grace Poe, saying her plan to prioritize Mindanao through adequate development funds will provide the people of the southern region, especially the poor, better opportunities in life.

The Zamboanga Fresh Fish Brokers Association which operates out of the city’s wet market said their members are also volunteering their services to Senator Poe by distributing her campaign materials in their respective neighborhoods.

“We are doing this on our own because we believe that everyone should do his or her share so that we can have a caring, responsive and responsible President in Malacañang,” said Hadji Mannan Hamid, president of the 100-strong fish brokers group.

Hamid said that aside from the individual fish brokers and vendors, they also have secured the support of their laborers and workers numbering around 200 people to work for Poe’s victory in the May 9, 2016 elections.

“We may not be a very big group, but what counts is our unity and determination to help Senator Poe become president,” Hamid said. “Of course, it helps that many of us are die-hard fans of Senator Poe’s late father, the great FPJ.”

Hamid said the association reached a consensus to support Poe because they believe she will deliver on her promise to allocate a proportionate budget to Mindanao which should help spur peace and development in the south by creating more jobs and livelihood opportunities once the government undertakes massive infrastructure projects in the region.

He said the fishing industry, for one, should benefit from a Poe presidency because the senator has prioritized agribusiness and agricultural development in her program of government.

“We think she will be a good president, and that should be good not only for Zamboanga but for the entire country,” Hamid added. — Nonoy E. Lacson

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 April 2016 14:41