PNoy on 2016 race: Choose servants, not kings

Posted at 06/27/14 3:52 PM

MANILA - President Aquino made yet another pitch for the 2016 elections, saying Filipino voters should choose leaders who have a genuine heart for service.

"This is the formula: choose right and we will go down the right path. Choose those who will genuinely serve us and not those who will lord over us," he said in his speech during the inauguration of several infrastructure projects in Iloilo.

Aquino, who won the 2010 presidential race on an anti-corruption platform, said choosing the right leaders will continue to bring real and positive change to the country.

Choosing the wrong leaders, on the other hand, would mean a derailment of those changes, he added.

"Dalawang taon na lamang po ang bibilangin at kakailanganin na naman nating pumili ng magpapatuloy sa ating mga nasimulan. Huwag na po sana tayong lumihis. Kung magkakawatak-watak tayo ay hindi natin tuluyang makakamit ang ating kolektibong mga hangarin," he said.

He also cited a new avenue in Iloilo, which will benefit thousands of motorists.

Aquino's speech was disrupted by four hecklers who are suspected to be members of militant group Anakbayan. They were immediately pulled away from the crowd.

Earlier this month, a protester was arrested by authorities after disrupting the President's speech during the Independence Day celebration in Naga City.