LINGAYEN—The gubernatorial son who is also the local chief executive of Bautista led his townsfolk in showing their appreciation to the efforts of the provincial government at providing assistance to the various towns and cities of Pangasinan through the distribution of PhilHealth cards to the less fortunate and provision of information kiosks to further promote tourism in the province.
During the visit of the Baruy-I love Pangasinan Movement Tourism Caravan in Bautista last January 23, Mayor Amado “Pogi” Espino III called on the support of his townfolk to the program thrusts of the provincial government like the “I Love Pangasinan” campaign which seeks to promote and revive the culture and arts of Pangasinan.
Espino urged his people to show their love for their province noting that this has been the call of his father Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr. since assuming the leadership in 2007.
“Ipakita natin kung gaano natin kamahal ang probinsiya ng Pangasinan,” said Gov. Espino as quoted by his son.
Well attended, the Baruy Pangasinan Caravan in Bautista also yielded some 1, 627 beneficiaries among the indigent families who received their health insurance cards from the Provincial Sponsored Health Insurance Program.
Indigent families from Alcala and Villasis towns also availed of the program, benefitting 1,466 enrollees from Alcala and 1, 483 insurance card holders in Villasis which brings the total of Insurance cards distributed in the three towns to 4, 756.
Vice-Governor Jose Ferdinand Calimlim, Jr. asked the beneficiaries to value the genuine concern and commitment of the present leadership to the people through the assistance being provided to help them ease their living conditions.
Citing the various achievement of the province, Board Member Amadeo T. Espino also reiterated what Gov. Espino has always stressed, saying “Ito ay ginagawa ng kasalukuyang pamunuan para sa ating mga anak, para pagdating ng panahon makikita nila na yung mga naninilbihan ay may ginawang maganda para sa bayan para naman maranasan nila ang maging masaya, mapayapa at may tahimik na tirahan.”
Calimlim and BM Espino who led the provincial government team called for the cooperation of the people to make Pangasinan the best place to work, to live, invest and raise a family.
Accompanied by 5th District Representatives Clemente Arboleda and Danny Uy, Calimlim and Espino also turned over a tourism information kiosk complete with accessories to each of the towns of Bautista, Alcala, and Villasis. (PIO/Angeline D. Villanueva)