MAYOR GORDON WANTS VFA BENEFITS FOR OLONGAPO
Olongapo Mayor James “Bong” Gordon Jr. favors an enhanced implementation of the PH-US Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), one that will benefit the city and its people.
Gordon bared his stance at the recent Public Consultation and Dialogue on the Socio-Economic Impact of the VFA in the Central Luzon Corridor.
The Presidential Commission on Visiting Forces Agreement (PCVFA) led by Executive Director Usec. Edilberto P. Adan and the Dept. Of Social Welfare & Development (DSWD) organized the activity held at the Subic Bay Exhibit and Convention Center (SBECC), Subic Bay Freeport Zone.
“We speak of its economic impact with a long lasting effect and make difference on the lives, welfare and well-being of the community. As Mayor of Olongapo, it means more meaningful and expanded implementation of our Olongapo HELPS Plus Program,” Mayor Gordon said, “which by the way stands for H for health and housing, E for Education and Environmental Management, L for Livelihood and Labor Employment, P for Peace and Order and Public Safety, and S for Social Services and Sports Development.”
Usec. Adan said the consultation is part of many other consultations from which, all things considered, will be drawn conclusions and recommendations.