ILOCOS Norte Governor Imee Marcos seeking a Senate seat in the forthcoming midterm election said if given a chance, she prepares to chair the Committee on Trade and Commerce or the Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development.
In an ambush interview during Hugpong ng Pagbabago campaign rally in Navotas City Tuesday afternoon, Marcos said she wants to focus on matters relating to the control and stabilization of prices of basic commodities and matters relating to labor employment and human resource development.
“Nagbibiruan nga kami ni Senator Cynthia Villar kasi ayaw niyang bitiwan yung Committee on Agriculture and Food as well as the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources pero ako ok na sa akin yung Trade and Commerce para matutukan ko yung presyo ng mga pangunahing bilihin tulad ng bigas at gasolina,” Marcos said.
She added that she wants to help employment problems through government intervention and quality education.
“Alam natin na mahirap mamasukan ng trabaho kahit ngayong maraming investors si President Duterte, napakahirap pa rin, kasi graduate pa rin ang gusto ng mga employer, yung matataas ang pinag-aralan sa magagandang paaralan kaya yung mga nasa liblib na lugar ang nahihirapan,” Marcos added.
Marcos said she will also push for additional funds for Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV-AIDS) program because of the increasing number of cases in the Philippines.
“Maraming nagkakalat ngayon ng HIV-AIDS virus, laging kulang naman ang gamot at napakamahal kaya bigyan natin ng pansin dahil ang madalas na nagiging biktima ay mga LGBT (lesbian,gay, bisexual, transgender),” Marcos said.
Marcos also thanked Navotas City Cong. Toby Tiangco and his brother Mayor John Rey for the warm welcome they received from the people of Navotas.
She said she enjoyed her visits to Navotas and Malabon since the two former municipalities of Rizal province were among the dozens her parents had declared to be part of Metro Manila.