Wednesday, August 22, 2007

People rely much on politicians’ aid, lady solon laments

ORANI, Bataan -- A neophyte lady solon wants to change the attitude of many people who, she said, "are too much dependent on the assistance of politicians."

Congresswoman Herminia Roman (1st district, Bataan) has launched income-generating and livelihood programs for her constituents "to make everybody busy."

"Masyado nang umaasa ang mga tao sa mga politiko dahil na rin siguro sa kawalan ng trabaho, at ito ang gusto nating baguhin sa pamamagitan ng pagbibigay ng livelihood programs sa kanila," said Congresswoman Roman in an interview.

Mrs. Roman, wife of former congressman Tony Roman, defeated by a big number of votes former congressman and SBMA chairman Felicito Payumo, who was once called as a political kingpin and regional chairman of the Liberal Party in Region 3.

The lady solon has been asking the Department of Trade and Industry to conduct skills training for her constituents to enable them to become productive and self-sufficient.

"Nakikipag-ugnayan na tayo sa DTI upang tumulong sila na mabigyan ng skills at livelihood projects ang ating mga walang trabahong mamamayan," she said.

Even before she was elected to Congress, she had been providing livelihood projects for the people of 1st district in support of her husband’s program.

Mrs. Roman had been accessible even before she entered politics. (Mar Supnad - Manila Bulletin)

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