Just in time for Pride Month, Ilocos Norte Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc paid homage to the LGBT+ employees of the provincial government.
The politiko said in a Facebook video posted on Tuesday, June 30, that LGBT+ public servants are essential in Ilocos Norte.
“I am beyond proud that our LGBT+ employees are instrumental in our public service to our kakailian,” Manotoc said.
He then said Ilocos Norte takes pride that their province is “a safe place for everyone.”
“Recently, the provincial government has been providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity,” said Manotoc.
“To our LGBT+ community, rest assured you have an ally in me and I would do what I can for you. Happy Pride Month!” he added.