The Aksyon Demokratiko standard bearer Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso pledged to continue the “Build, Build, Build” program of President Duterte's administration if he wins the Philippine presidency this coming 2022.
Moreno met with Gov. Gwen Garcia of Cebu Province in Central Visayas, Philippines on Saturday and visited the ongoing construction of Cebu-Cordova Bridge. The Cebu Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) will become the longest bridge in the country once finished. Its 8.98 km length stretches from Mactan Island to Mainland Cebu exceeding the San Juanico Bridge in Eastern Visayas that is 2.16 km in length. This visit made him perceive that if given priority by the national government, this could facilitate in commodity exchange within different regions - furthermore, boosting tourism and aid in making it an economic center as well, similar to Metro Manila. "The islands of Visayas are being connected by bridges, which is not rocket science. It’s a matter of priority by the national government,” Moreno told reporters. The construction of CCLEX has zero cost to the government it being a public-private partnership. "The government did not spend for this. That’s the catch.,” Moreno said. The infusion of hpP30 billion to construct the CCLEX comes from the private proponent and the LGUs’ contribution is in the form of land, if any, owned by the LGUs which may be needed for right-of-way (ROW) purposes. Under an “Isko Moreno Presidency,” Public-Private Partnership (PPP) will also continue both national and local like what happened to the CCLEX. “We need the private sector to invest more in infrastructure, and they can build fast and it will save government resources which it can use for social services like health care and education,” said Moreno. Moreno has also vowed to make the infrastructure program even faster and widen its scope over the country which are aligned with his plans to build more vertical mass housing, world-class hospitals, and modern schools as this will pave the way for more job opportunities and growth.