DAET, Camarines Norte – Senator Francis Escudero, in a press conference here said he will support the law enforcement efforts of the provincial government especially the fight against illegal drugs being the chairperson of the committee on justice in the Senate, and the development of the airport in Bagasbas that will boost tourism industry in this province.
Escudero, during his speech and press conference in connection with his visit for the 91st founding anniversary of this province and the 7th bantayog festival activities here led by Governor Edgardo Tallado, said that as chairperson of the committee on justice he will support the Provincial Anti-Crime Task Force (PACTF) specially on illegal drugs and will make sure that law violators will be penalize.
Sen. Escudero also said that he will ensure for the development of Bagasbas Airport to help the province’s tourism as he hope that on the 100th founding anniversary the airport will be fully improved.He also explained that on the campaign against illegal drugs, especially after what had happened to the three Filipinos drug couriers who were sentenced to death, President Benigno Aquino III has already given instructions to secure the airport ensuring that no illegal drugs will be brought and out here.
On the issue of oil price hike, the Senator explained that he will push for the oil buffer fund, strategic oil reserve like the rice reserve of National Food Authority (NFA) to be use during crisis and to amend/repeal the oil deregulation law. (Rosalita Base-Manlangit)