Mayor Gordon Gives Presents on his Birthday
Foregoing the celebration of his birthday in cognizance of the plight of the typhoon and flooding victims, Mayor James “Bong” Gordon, Jr. spent his special day giving gifts to needy Olongapenos today, October 1, 2009 at the Rizal Triangle Covered Court.
Together with Olongapo First Lady and Zambales Vice-Governor Anne Marie, Mayor Gordon handed out more than 3,000 grocery gift bags to residents who in turn, expressed their gratitude for the assistance they received.
“I cannot celebrate my birthday knowing that there are people in the city who needs more food and supplies especially after the recent calamity,” Mayor Gordon explained.
“As his wife, I can only wish for his good health and long life and although his special day lacks the merriment of a usual celebration, I know that he is very happy today because he is doing good things for the people,” said Olongapo First Lady Anne Marie.
Mayor Bong Gordon spent his birthday distributing grocery bags to needy Olongapeños this October 1, 2009 at the Rizal Triangle Covered Court. This is line with his decision to forego the merrymaking and celebration of his birthday in cognizance of the plight of flood victims in the city.