Pineda sets programs for gay sector-A A +A
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
LUBAO -- Former Lubao mayor Dennis Pineda announced Tuesday the start of comprehensive development and assistance programs for the gay sector here, through coordination with Rosas, a gay organization that originated in Sta. Rita town.
Pineda made the announcement during the launching of the Rosas chapters at the Lubao Gym led by Governor Lilia Pineda, Board Members Fritzie David-Dizon, Salvador Dimson Jr. and Guagua councilor Anthony Torres.
“We are set to provide development programs and we would also like to engage your members to participate and even lead provincial government activities in your respective communities,” Pineda said, adding that Rosas can take the lead in social civic programs.
“There are so many talented people among your ranks and most of you have skills to share that can benefit your communities,” Pineda said.
Some 200 Rosas members came to the event, representing second district towns of Pampanga.
Rosas now has active chapters in Guagua, Lubao, Sasmuan along with the Gay Association of Lubao (Gals).
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 other towns in various districts of the province.
Governor Lilia Pineda said they are also planning to provide funding for enterprise development for gay entrepreneurs.
She said they are supporting Rosas members who would like to set up new businesses.
“We also see the need to provide these people, who are mostly micro-entrepreneurs and self employed to have their own health coverage through PhilHealth,” said Pineda, adding that the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office is now processing the PhilHealth cards of the Rosas members.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on March 06, 2013.