Petilla seeks passage of ‘institutional law’ to ensure sustainable programs

TACLOBAN CITY, Oct. 15 (PNA) –- Former Energy Secretary and senatorial aspirant Jericho Petilla said that an institutional law should be pushed to address long term problems in the country.

Petilla described Philippines “as a country that automatically changes everything when a new administration comes.”

“Health and education programs are not kicking off because it needs law,” Petilla said.

He pointed out that key programs should be backed with strong laws to solve long term problems in the country.

The former Leyte governor, included in the senatorial slate of the ruling Liberal Party, has listed health, education and energy as his top three priorities.

He will file his certificate of candidacy (CoC) on Friday.

Petilla was in the city to accompany his brother, Leopoldo Dominico, who will seek a second term in the gubernatorial post.

His running mate is incumbent Vice Governor Carlo Loreto, the governor’s cousin.

With their team were 10 candidates for board members of the Liberal Party – Trinidad Apostol, Niccolo Villasin, Gina Merilo, Ranulfo Abellanosa, Ma. Mimieta Bagulaya, Ma. Corazon Remandaza, Mesias Arevalo, Manuel Vicente Torres, Emmanuel Sacis, Florante Cayunda, Alan Ang and Rene Pascual.

The entire slate filed their CoCs Wednesday afternoon. (PNA)