Speaker Arroyo says her responsibility now includes other districts also
Former President and Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has said that the other districts in other provinces are now part of her responsibility also.
Arroyo made the statement when she visited Friday, July 27, Bataan where she extended assistance to the residents affected by the recent typhoons.
“Kapitbayan tayo. Kapag natatamaan ang Bataan, natatamaan din ang Pampanga. Kapag natatamaan ang Dinalupihan, natatamaan din ang Lubao. Kaya noong hindi pa ako Speaker, hinanda ko na magkaroon ng relief sa Lubao, lalo na sa coastal area,” Arroyo said.
“Noong naging Speaker ako, hindi lang 2nd District of Pampanga ang responsibility ko ngayon. Responsibility ko ang ating mga congresswomen, kagaya ni (Bataan 1st District Rep.) Geraldine (Roman), na tulungan ang kanilang mga distrito,” she added.
Roman, along with other local officials, welcomed Arroyo in Dinalupihan.
Arroyo assumed the speakership on July 23 after the controversial ouster of Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez.
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