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From “tapang at malasakit” to “gapang at pasakit.” This is how Akbayan Partylist described the rule of Rodrigo Duterte, who was dubbed “President Pahirap” by the partylist organization, as it formalized its bid in the upcoming midterm elections in May 2019.
“Amid rising inflation, self-rated poverty, and hunger, ‘President Pahirap’ Duterte remains clueless on solutions to our country’s economic woes. Regularly blaming inflation on the world market is just a lazy, incompetent, and callous excuse,” said first nominee and incumbent Akbayan Partylist Rep. Tom Villarin.
“The higher prices go, the lower Filipinos’ quality of life gets. By filing our certificate of candidacy, Akbayan Partylist offers the people a relief package--an Anti-Taas Presyo Package--to provide poor Filipinos breathing space and prevent them from drowning in the tide of inflation,” Villarin added.