By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday that President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.’s resignation would not be good for investments.
Lacson made the statement after Davao City Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte called for Marcos’ resignation due to dissatisfaction with his administration.
“If that happens, automatic business opportunities will just close its doors, and we have to wait for the next administration,” Lacson said.
“We should always give an incumbent administration the opportunity to do service to the Filipinos. We should not give the impression that the country is now divided,” he added.
The Davao mayor criticized the administration for prioritizing politics over the well-being of the Filipinos.
Lacson said Duterte’s statements are from his personal observations only.
The governor, with Association of Chief Executives-Negros Occidental president and Victorias City Mayor Javier Miguel Benitez, said the local officials in Negros are supporting Marcos.
Lacson said they know a lot of government officials who are supporting the present administration.
Meanwhile, Benitez said, based on his talks with some local officials, they all agree that they should give Marcos a chance.
“It’s only been a year and a half, and expectations are high, and we really need to be unified at this time. The President and his team are doing their best for the betterment of the country,” Benitez said.
He added that he was surprised and did not expect Duterte to make such statements.
“Everyone is free to say whatever they want as we are a democracy. I really wish for unity and betterment of our country and hope things will be better,” he added./DGB, WDJ