Vice-Governor Anne Marie Gordon Speaks at SOPA
Olongapo First Lady and Zambales Vice-Governor Anne Marie Gordon expressed her gratitude to colleagues and constituents in Zambales at Governor Amor Deloso’s State of the Province Address (SOPA) held last January 18, 2010.
“Ako ay nagagalak at nagpapasalamat sa mainit na pagtanggap sa akin ng aking mga kasamahan sa Provincial Board, lalong- lalo na sa tiwalang ibinigay sa akin ng mga Zamabaleño ng ako ay kanilang inihalal bilang Bise-gobernador ng Zambales.
She also recognized the diligence and dedication of the Provincial Government employees.
“Sa maikling panahon na ipinamalagi ko sa provincial government ay nakita ko kung gaano kasipag ang mga empleyado ng Zambales at alam ko na sa pamamagitan n’yo, kayang-kaya nating paunlarin pa ang probinsya at mapabilang sa isa sa mga competitive provinces sa buong bansa,” dagdag pa ng bise-gobernador.
As expected, Vice-Governor Anne Marie Gordon, a champion of the underprivileged, did not forget to address the flood victims in Botolan, “We were able to rebuild our lives and our homes. No amount of disasters cannot be overcome kapag sama-sama tayong lahat,” said Vice-Governor Anne Marie Gordon.
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. In Olongapo, Anne is also responsible, along with Mayor Bong Gordon, for the establishment of the Center for Women ,a safe haven that provides 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 are able to stand on their own to rise up from their condition.
Under the leadership of Vice-Governor Anne Marie as Presiding Officer, the Provincial Board 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.
“Zambales and Olongapo had some issues before. I believe I won as Vice- Governor for a purpose. In a way, I have cemented Zambales and Olongapo’s relationship for the better and if your honor make it to Congress, I will support the province’s livelihood projects, among others,” the vice-governor pledged.
Vice-Governor Anne Marie is running for the first district congressional seat on the 2010 elections.
Olongapo First Lady and Zambales Vice-Governor Anne Marie Gordon at Governor Amor Deloso’s State of the Province last January 18, 2010.