Vice-Governor Anne Marie Gordon Exceeds Expectations
As First Lady of Olongapo, Anne Marie Gordon has proven her compassion and sincerity to reach out to the indigent and the underprivileged and as Presiding Officer of the Provincial Board of Zambales, Anne Marie Gordon has exceeded the expectations of her contemporaries and constituents.
Together with her husband Mayor James” Bong” Gordon Jr., she has become the people’s champion when it comes to the provision of supplemental social, health care, livelihood and educational assistance beyond the available services that the city provides.
As Presiding Officer of the Provincial Board, Vice-Governor Anne has passed 422 legislative measures in 2008 alone to address various concerns of the province focusing on economic and infrastructure development, responsive bureaucracy, preservation of the environment, socio-cultural development, health and family welfare and agriculture progress.
As genuine advocate of human rights, Anne is responsible, along with Mayor Bong Gordon, for the establishment of Center for Women , a safe haven that provided refuge to battered and abused women in the city wherein they are given temporary shelter, appropriate counseling and moral support, and are taught to be self-reliant until the time they find their feet to rise up from their condition.
Every day, First Lady Anne Marie receives and attends to request of healthcare assistance from discounts and promissory notes on hospital bills, medicines, request for wheelchairs, stainless braces and aid for burial expenses. Not only Olongapeño patients seek for her assistance at James L. Gordon Hospital but also residents from Zambales where she has been serving as Vice-Governor.
Patient statistics at the James L. Gordon Memorial hospital now shows that the number of admitted and out-patients coming from Zambales increased dramatically since First Lady Anne Marie was elected as Vice-Governor of Zambales.
The First Lady also make sure that the underprivileged are given the necessary health assistance every year thru the provision of Philhealth Indigent cards which deserving individuals can use in times of medical emergency.
Under the leadership of Vice-Governor Anne Marie as Presiding Officer, the Provincial Council has approved the budget appropriating the procurement of hospital equipment such as x-ray machines, infant ventilators, CT scan machine, new ambulance vehicles, plasma separator, incubator, dialysis machines, mammography machines, cardiac monitors and other hospital equipment for RMM Hospital, Candeleria District and San Marcelino District Hospital in Zambales.
Olongapo First Lady and Zambales Vice-Governor Anne Marie, a supportive wife, devotee of the disadvantaged, a competent leader and most of all, an extraordinary woman. Pao/sara