VP Leni Robredo visits 4th District of Quezon

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VP Leni Robredo visits 4th District of Quezon

 july 21

          The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 4A CALABARZON Regional Director, Reynulfo A. Juan, poses with the 14th Vice President (VP) of the Republic of the Philippines, Honorable Maria Leonor “Leni” G. Robredo (right of Juan) and the Representative of the 4th Legislative District of Quezon Province, Honorable Angelina “Helen” DL Tan, MD (right of Robredo) together with the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) of Quezon, Alfredo C. Palencia (upper right of Tan), the Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO) of Calauag, Quezon, Ruben C. Mabesa (upper left of Palencia) and other representatives of different government agencies at the regional level, during the “Thanksgiving Day” held 15th of July, 2016 in Barangay Camohaguin, Gumaca, Quezon.

           VP Leni Robredo paid a visit to the 4th district of Quezon, serving as the guest of honor for a special occasion organized by Congresswoman Helen Tan.

         “Mahalaga po sa akin na ako mismo yung nagbibisita kahit po noong congresswoman pa lang ako,” VP Robredo said in her speech, “Kasi sabi ko po kapag maraming binibigay sa aking request na hindi ko naman nakikita, parang ang hirap intindihin. Pero kung ako mismo yung nakakakita ng sitwasyon, parang mas madali kong maunawaan, mas masipag tayong gumawa ng paraan.”

         The vice president stated the importance of her visit as well as her priorities which all gear towards the good and welfare of the country’s poor and marginalized communities.

          “Kaya po yung anim na taon, sisiguraduhin po natin na yung mga pinakahindi naaasikaso noon, aasikasuhin natin,“ the vice chief executive mentioned. Her major commitments include zero hunger, shared prosperity and gender equality.

        Congresswoman Tan expressed her gratitude to the honorable guest of honor for giving time to visit the far-flung part of Quezon province and for assuring her future assistance to its locals. “Mapalad po tayo na tayo ay may magiging katuwang,” she conveyed. “Sapagkat kung narinig niyo po yung kampanya niya noon ay siya po ang magrerepresenta sa atin sapagkat tayong lahat po ang nasa laylayan ng lipunan,” the legislator further imparted in reference to the former fellow congresswoman and close friend.

           “Nandito po ang ating mga iba’t ibang ahensya na katuwang po natin. Maraming-maraming salamat po sa inyo. Iparating niyo po ang aking pasasalamat sa lahat po ng namumuno ng iba’t ibang ahensya – DSWD [Department of Social Welfare and Development], DOLE [Department of Labor and Employment], DTI [Department of Trade and Industry], DOH [Department of Health], TESDA [Technical Skills and Development Authority], DPWH [Department of Public Works and Highways], Department of Tourism [DOT]…DA [Department of Agriculture], DAR [Department of Agrarian Reform], DENR…PCA [Philippine Coconut Authority], yan po ang ating mga naging katuwang para po maihatid sa inyo ang serbisyong tunay at natural,” the district representative cited as she recognized the government agencies which have extended assistance in her programs and projects. Said offices, including the Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Philippine National Police (PNP) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), among others, joined the occasion.

        Majority of the attendees were composed of Municipal Mayors and Vice Mayors, Barangay Chairmen and Vice Chairmen, and members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, Sangguniang Bayan and Sangguniang Pambarangay coming from the 10 municipalities of the 4th district of Quezon, namely; Alabat, Atimonan, Calauag, Guinayangan, Gumaca, Lopez, Perez, Plaridel, Quezon and Tagkawayan.

          Moreover, concerned sectors of the community were present in the event. Among these were the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gumaca represented by Most Reverend Victor C. Ocampo, D.D., academe like Gumaca National High School, senior citizen association and various civil society organizations. (CZARINA MARIA P. GANDEZA Communications Development Officer I)