ANGELES CITY, Pampanga – Opposition Councilor and Mayoralty Aspirant Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. continues his annual Christmas tradition as he distributes Christmas hams to Barangay leaders and Senior Citizens in all 33 barangays of this city.
Since 2014, Lazatin has distributed some 8,000 Christmas hams every year as a way of thanking people for their continuous support for him ever since he entered public service back in 2013.
“Magmula po ng una akong manungkulan bilang konsehal ay walang sawa po ang natanggap kong suporta, which is why I have made it a point to show my gratitude every Christmas,” Lazatin said.
“Kung tutuusin, maliit lang po na bagay ang pamimigay ng ham compared to the overwhelming support I’ve received, but I hope that in this manner, I am able to show how thankful I am,” he added.
Lazatin also announced that when elected, he will endeavor to bring back his father’s former program of providing free medicine in rural health centers, which has been discontinued in recent administrations.
Lazatin added that he aims to raise the level of health care for Angelenos through the renovation of all existing health centers in the city and enhancing the capabilities of the city’s health workers through continuous training.
The provision of free medicine and providing access to affordable healthcare has always been the cornerstone of the ‘Lazatin brand’ of public service, even during the time of Lazatin’s father, and Pogi Lazatin wishes to continue it.