Urban poor group supports Monsi congressional bid PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 07 April 2013 14:46

Thousands of members of the Zampen Urban Poor yesterday manifested their support to the candidacy of servant leader Monsi dela Cruz for representative in the first congressional district on May 2013 election.

Roy Barte, the group president, said they will give their all-out support to Monsi’s congressional bid because they believe he would be their voice in Congress in the promotion of their advocacy.

He said Monsi’s track record for pro-poor and pro-people programs would promote progress and development in the city, specifically in District 1.

The programs include the allocation of millions of pesos every year for scholarship of poor students but deserving and millions of pesos for relocation, resettlement and low-cost housing area development.

Monsi, a former presidential assistant for Western Mindanao, also pushes for providing jobs to the poor Zamboangueños, and micro and small business assistance program.

Barte said Monsi’s apostolate in helping the poor people is highly appreciated by each member of the group, especially giving out land titles to indigents and underprivileged but deserving ones.

He said for the longest time, Monsi has been helping the urban poor and concerned about their plight.

“We strongly believe that Monsi, with his track record as a servant leader, modest character and sound leadership, will greatly complement our efforts and initiatives aimed at upholding and advancing the public welfare,” he said.

“We have come in unity and solidarity, to manifest our unwavering support to Monsi in his unselfish desire to serve the Zamboangueños, to be the representative of the First Congressional District,” he declared.

Earlier, several barangay leaders including kagawads in District 1 formally expressed their support to the 2013 congressional candidacy of Monsi. — HG