The office of Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, along with Tingog party-list Reps. Yedda Marie Romualdez and Jude Acidre on Friday launched Alagang Tingog Center (ATC) in Candelaria, Zambales.
The event, in collaboration with Zambales Rep. Doris Maniquiz, marked the second center to be inaugurated during the two-day ATC caravan in the province.
The event was attended by Candelaria Vice Mayor Gilbert Hermoso who acknowledged the presence of Acidre, House deputy secretary general Sofonias Gabonada, barangay officials led by Alvin Mana, local public school district officials, and municipal coordinators.
“This demonstrated the strong support and cooperation among key stakeholders in ensuring the success of the Alagang Tingog Center,” Acidre said.
Gabonada, representing Speaker Romualdez, thanked the residents of Zambales and Maniquiz for their unwavering support for Tingog Party-list’s initiatives in making government services accessible.
“Nandito na ang kusina ng Tingog party-list, para araw-araw ninyo pong matitikman ang putahe ng programa at serbisyo para sa mga mamamayan ng Zambales,” he said.
Acidre said the Tingog party-list was always ready to give a helping hand and support to the needy.
He underscored Tingog’s commitment to provide support to the province through the center.
“Zambales ang kauna-unahang Alagang Tingog Center saLuzon na nasa labas ng Metro Manila,” Maniquiz said.
She gave assurance that the ATC will work hand in hand toadvance the progress of Zambales.
After the blessing and ribbon cutting rites, an offsite payoutwas conducted in collaboration with the Department of Social Welfareand Development for 1,031 beneficiaries from themunicipalities of Candelaria, Sta. Cruz, and Masinloc.
Each beneficiary received P2,000 in financial assistance,further demonstrating the commitment of Tingog and the DSWD inproviding immediate support to the needy.
The consecutive launch of ATC and the DSWD payout not only symbolizeda commitment to improving public services but also highlighted thededication of the involved parties to bring positive change and upliftthe lives of the people in Zambales.
The ATC aims to empower individuals by providing them with thenecessary support and resources to address their immediate needs.
This significant step towards progress reflects the shared vision ofthe government and its stakeholders in building a better and moreinclusive society.