ANGELES CITY – The Rotary Club of Clarkfield on Monday lauded Pampanga First District Rep. Carmelo “Jon” B. Lazatin II for his invaluable support to the recent “3rd International Conference on Prevention and Control of Dengue” held in a university here.
Rotary Club 3790 Past District Governor Dr. Ruben G. Henson and his spouse Josie D. Henson, president of Rotary Club of Clarkfield, led other Rotary members in recognizing Congressman Lazatin’s vital contribution for the successful staging of the health-related event at Holy Angel University.
Henson said the lawmaker has “illustrated his genuine concern for the health of the masses” by participating actively in the worldwide campaign of Rotarians to realize the goal of a dengue-free Asia – starting in Pampanga and the Philippines.
He likewise cited Lazatin’s health advocacy in his jurisdiction, describing them as parallel and consistent with the Rotary Club’s mission and vision.
Lazatin, for his part, said the Rotary Club of Clarkfield has been an effective partner of the government in advancing initiatives geared towards helping the community.
“It is with deep honor that you invited me to be a part of your laudable and timely project. Truly, this forum about the deadly diseases currently taking heavy toll on our constituents is another testament of your enduring commitment,” Lazatin stressed in his message to the Rotary.
A project of the Pampanga Mayors’ League in cooperation with the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) and Rotary Club of Clarkfield, the global forum aims to empower barangay health workers in Pampanga about the latest prevention and control strategies on dengue, Zika virus, malaria and Japanese encephalitis.