Guv sets programs for gays in Pampanga-A A +A
Monday, February 18, 2013
PORAC, Pamp. -- Governor Lilia Pineda is set on implementing wellness and development programs for the gay community in Pampanga in a bid to empower the sector.
Pineda said she is very much interested in providing programs for the gay community through Rosas -- a gay organization that originated in Sta. Rita town.
The group is an active organization of gay people from all sectors of the community that have organized themselves for mutual assistance, development programs, and empowerment of the gay sector. Rosas has been actively establishing chapters in Porac, Guagua and Sasmuan and is currently establishing chapters in other towns of the province.
Pineda had earlier opened discussions with the group on possible funding assistance to gay entrepreneurship, salon and beauty shop operators for possible funding assistance. The proceeds of the funding program is planned to be used for the programs of the respective gay chapters.
In Sta. Rita town, Mayor Yolanda Pineda is encouraging other gay people in various towns to federate themselves and establish their local Rosas chapters. These chapters will then become channels for development programs, empowerment seminars and training and will become a united voice for issues and concerns of the gay community in Pampanga.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on February 19, 2013.