Pampanga Day to focus on less fortunate-A A +A
Thursday, December 5, 2013
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – "I have not included exorbitant activities in the Aldo Ning Kapampangan. We emphasized due care and attention for Aetas, farmers, the less fortunate people and the giving of livelihood projects to further improve the local economy."
So, stressed Governor Lilia Pineda as activities for the 442nd Pampanga Day celebrations were finalized in a meeting with Provincial Administrator Andres Pangilinan, Jr. and Third District Board Member Rosve Henson on Wednesday at Capitol.
Pineda emphasized that rather than exorbitant foundation day festivities, the provincial government will instead focus on less privileged sectors of Pampanga and the improvement of livelihood programs.
"Our government is committed in promoting work and livelihood for those who are not employed," said the governor, who released more than P40 million for loan livelihood assistance. She added that that among the current priorities of Capitol is improving the yield of the more than 32,000 farmers in Pampanga.
The only major activities in the Pampanga Day celebrations are the Mutya Ning Kapampangan coronation night and Farmer's Day on December 10 and the Most Outstanding Kapampangan Awards on December 11.
On Friday, the governor is expected to lead the trade fair and business conference at SM City Pampanga. The two-term governor has been pushing for the promotion and sale of local products, like Kapampangan-made food.
On Saturday, more than 4,500 Aetas families will be treated at the "Aeta Day." They are from Mabalacat City, Porac and Floridablanca.
Afternoon of the same day, Governor Pineda will grace the "Duman Festival" in Sta. Rita town headed by Mayor Yolanda Pineda.
Monday next week will see Pineda turning-over Nego-Karts (Vendors’ Carts) and Sampaguita inputs to beneficiaries at Capitol after the flag rites.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on December 06, 2013.