Vice President Leni Robredo visited the towns of Balangkayan,Hernani and Salcedo, all in Eastern Samar, Thursday(Sept.14) wherein she met with representatives of various sectors, donated a multicab and filtration equipment, visited a tourist spot, and groundbreak a school building.Photo shows with Robredo with Hernani Mayor Edgar Boco. (MEL CASPE)

BALANGKAYAN, Eastern Samar –Vice President Leni Robredo visited three towns in Eastern Samar province Thursday (September 14) to turn-over projects and held dialogues with farmers and fisherfolks who are beneficiaries of the Angat Buhay Program of her office.
Angat Buhay is a poverty alleviation program conceptualized by Robredo to help depressed communities in the country in partnership with a private and non-government organization.
The towns visited by Robredo were Balangkayan, Hernani, and Salcedo, towns that were selected as pilot areas of the Angat Buhay Program.
The Vice President arrived past 8:00 am in Balangkayan town, her first stop where she was welcomed by Mayor Allan Contado.
Robredo turned over a multi-cab and a water filtration equipment during her visit held at the town’s gymnasium.
The multicab will serve as a school bus for the students at the Balangkayan National High School residing in the villages of Bangon, Cantubi, Casawan, Balogo, and Julag, the same areas that were recipients of the water filtration equipment.
Robredo also held a short dialogue with representatives of women, parents, teachers, students, and farmers of the town seeking assistance of their respective concerns to the Vice President.
She promised to help them by coordinating with concerned government agencies.
Robredo also visited the nearby town of Hernani where she led in the inauguration of the town new municipal building and held a dialogue with tourism stakeholders and fishermen at the Canhugas Nature Park, a tourism destination of the town.
She vowed to help promote the said tourist attraction of Hernani.
Robredo’s last stop was the town of Salcedo where she led in the groundbreaking of a two-classroom school building at the Salcedo National High School where she also met with representatives of a farmers’ group.