Congressman Yap is Tuba’s Adopted Son

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TUBA, Benguet– The municipal council chaired by Vice Mayor Maria L. Carantes declared Benguet caretaker congressman and Anti-Crime and Terrorism through Community Involvement and Support (ACT-CIS) Party-list Rep. Eric Go Yap as the town’s Adopted Son.

Resolution No. 88, series of 2020, unanimously approved by the municipal council during its previous regular session stated that with his advocacy of service to the people, altruism, dedication and impartiality, the officialdom of the municipality foresees the continued progress and development of Benguet with Tuba as one of its municipalities pursuant to his aspiration of converting Benguet from a second-class to a first-class province by 2022.

Congressman Yap led the inauguration of a portion of the Taloy-Norte-San Pascual package of the outer ring of the Baguio-La Trinidad-Itogon-Sablan-Tuba-Tublay (BLISTT) circumferential road that jumpstarted his various visits to the different municipalities of the province while distributing financial assistance to beneficiaries under the different programs of the government agencies.

Yap, who chairs the powerful House committee on appropriations, was elected into public office as one of the successful nominees of the ACT-CIS Party-list group for the 18th Congress where ACT-CIS was declared as the top party-list group during the 2019 national and local elections.

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On January 20, 2020, House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano appointed Congressman Yap as the legislative caretaker of Benguet following the unfortunate and untimely demise of the late Rep. Nestor B. Fongwan, Sr. who succumbed to a lingering illness last December 18, 2019.

During the welcome program that was accorded him by the provincial government at the Wangal Sports Complex last January 29, 2020, Yap advocated for a true, dedicated and impartial service to the people of the province, and despite his hectic schedule, he made sure he will tend to the needs of the people of the province of which Tuba is a part, especially during hard times as what the country is experiencing with the wrath of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) global pandemic.

One of the priority legislations introduced by Congressman Yap beneficial to the people of Benguet is the re-nationalization of the Benguet General Hospital (BeGH) to allow the national government top provide and improve the delivery of health care services and the significant improvement of its facilities for the people of Benguet.

Copies of the resolution will be transmitted to the town’s 13 barangays and the provincial board for information, guidance, ready reference, and further needed action.

Carantes disclosed that the municipal government is consulting with elders on the appropriate indigenous name to give to the representative during the adoption rites to be accorded to him in the future when the situation improves and when mass gatherings will be allowed.

The municipal government is setting its sights on the town’s founding anniversary as the venue for Congressman Yap’s formal adoption rites.

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