San Gabriel Mayor Herminigildo Velasco said he has made it a priority to invest in the health of his constituents.
The La Union politiko, a doctor by profession, launched the “Women in the Sitios” program in 2008 when he was still the town’s municipal health officer.
“‘Yung galing sa tao na problems, ‘yun dapat yung inaaddress natin,” Velasco said.
He also said the program empowered women since they are usually “culturally designated as nurturers of our home.”
“Appreciating that concept, nakita natin na mae-empower ‘yung women through medical knowledge, iba-ibang skills para maalagaan ang pamilya nila,” Velasco said.