3LPHED national prexy appeals for support, cooperation of LCEs, legislators in Eastern Samar
By Rodrigo S. Victoria
Tacloban City (23 September) -- The national president of the Local Legislators League of the Philip[pines on Population, Health and Environment and Development (3LPHED) appealed before the local chief executives and local legislators in Eastern Samar gathered here today for a two-day congress, for support and cooperation in the attainment of population, health, environment and development initiatives in line with the Millennium Development Goals (MDG).
The theme of the 3rd 3LPHED congress is anchored on "The Legislators as Partners in the Attainment of MDG Goals".
Atty. Enerio Sabulao, National President of 3LPHED and at the same time a board member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Eastern Samar, in his message emphasized the active involvement of the provincial board members, mayors, sangguniang bayan members in the province of Eastern Samar for the attainment of these initiatives included in the MDGs.
Atty Sabulao stressed that the congress is aimed at informing all the new elected local chief executives and local legislators in Eastern Samar regarding the initiatives and taking of concrete steps and measures for the realization of these initiatives in their localities.
He also informed that the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), an international agency which gave supports to health related undertakings throughout the world, is a conduit in the implementation of these initiatives in the province.
Sabulao revealed that the agency will not only provide LGUs with health facilities and equipment but also capability building activities for the health providers in the effective and efficient implementation of these initiatives.
Sabulao likewise encouraged local legislators to pass resolutions and ordinances in support to these initiatives. He mentioned some local laws passed already by local legislators in the province like the Eastern Samar Comprehensive Health Code and some local laws already apprived like the Child and Youth Welfare Code and the Gender and Development Code.
"I hope that we are one and in the same direction in attaining these initiatives in Eastern Samar", Sabulao said. (PIA 8) [top]