Manila Mayor and presidential candidate Isko Moreno said will support the plan to build the Panay-Guimaras-Negros (PGN) bridges to boost economic activity in Western Visayas.
He will also support the restoration of the Negros Island Region if the people want it, Moreno said in an ambush interview in Silay City on Wednesday, March 16.
“Bridges that connect islands of our country will bring more economic activity, so yes why not,” he said to build the PGN bridges.
The technology exists, he said, citing the 57-kilometer Hong Kong-Macao Bridge.
However, “for the meantime I have to be fair, while I dream and aspire for bigger things what is important to me if elected is how we will survive comfortably, economically speaking in the next two years.”
When the livelihoods of the people and the health sector capability are addressed in the next two years, “then we go to Mars, we aspire for better things”, Moreno said.
On the restoration of the NIR, Moreno said “if the people of Negros would support it or like it then I will support it. Government needs to listen to the people.”
If people want it, “101 percent I will support it as long as it will make you happy, it will bring you joy, economic growth” for the good of all, Moreno said.*