Dagupan City officials led by Mayor Belen Fernandez welcomed Senator Sherwin ‘Win’ Gatchalian during his visit to the city on August 12 for the turnover of 400 sacks of rice as part of the relief support of his office and the city government of Valenzuela to the city following the flooding caused by typhoon Egay.
Dubbed as Win Cares: Kalingang Handog ni Sen. Win Gatchalian, and Valenzuela City Cares program, the relief operations also covered the municipalities of Calasiao (240 sacks), Mangatarem (200 sacks) and Sta. Barbara (160 sacks).
Mayor Fernandez expressed her gratitude to the senator and the Valenzuela City Council for the support extended to Dagupenos as the local government continues its relief operations to affected residents.
Sen. Gatchalian, who served as Valenzuela mayor for nine years and brother of incumbent Valenzuela City Mayor Wes Gatchalian, is presently the chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture and is an advocate of reforms to steer the country’s system of education to global standards.
Much like the leadership goal of Mayor Fernandez to prioritize scholarship programs for poor but deserving students, the senator also believes that learners should not be deprived of the opportunity for free education.
Vice Mayor Bryan Kua and Sangguniang Panlungsod members Dennis Canto, Jeslito Seen and Marcelino Fernandez; Calasiao Mayor Kevin Roy Macanlalay; Mangatarem Mayor Ramil Ventenilla and local Department of Social Welfare and Development officials joined the turnover activity.
(Dagupan CIO News)