Tremendous ovation greeted Pangasinan 5th district solon, Kimi Cojuangco, by the huge crowd that jam-packed the Villasis Auditorium as she appeared at the entryway to attend the Barangay Night of the town’s founding anniversary celebration on January 18, 2012 being the Guest of Honor and Speaker of the evening.
Mayor Libradita Abrenica and husband, former mayor Nonato Abrenica, took the delight to wait for the congresswoman at the entryway to give honor to her arrival. The members of the Saggunian Bayan also joined the welcoming party that ushered the congresswoman in, making casual stops at almost every step to greet the people inside the auditorium to her seat.
Meeting the people at the grassroots level always inspires the lady solon to move on because they are the genuine representation of the true state of the nation. What are not apparent in the congressional floor are seen in their faces; the lives they make and the survival that they grapple with daily. They keep her grounded and focused on her true mission which is to serve the people
At that particular evening, the congresswoman took the moment to congratulate everyone that made Villasis progressive; the leaders and the constituents, each contributing their specific roles that were all attuned to the town’s evolution.
She also grabbed the moment to render her year-end accomplishment report that generated loud complimentary responses from the crowd.
Her detailed report aggrandized the occasion and motivated for a more dedicated service from among the many barangay officials, organizations and all other entities that were present that night.
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The time has come once again for Villasis to celebrate its Annual and Patronal Town Fiesta. The timing of your celebration could not be better for this opportunity can be used to welcome the new year, celebrating what is to come.
Between all the festivities and events, take time to look back on the year that was and reflect on it. Think back on all your actions, the choices made. Were there things that could have done better? Use what you learned from last year to make this year better. This is how we grow, not just as individuals, but as a community. We take the lessons we learn from our past and apply it to the present to reach a better future.
Being the start of the year, set goals for yourselves and for Villasis. There is no doubt in my mind that you can reach those goals. Villasis has come so far since its establishment and that was only possible through the hard work and determination of its people. I see that determination in you, the people of Villasis. If you work as one there is nothing you cannot achieve. Through the years Villasis has continually progressed and this year will be no different.
Once again Pozorrubio celebrates its town fiesta. This year the town turns 142, a truly spectacular occasion. Reaching such a milestone is no easy thing, it was only possible through the unity and hard work of the people of Pozorrubio.
Each year, the town grows, continuously becoming better and better. Each year, you become stronger, able to handle any obstacles that come along. That is why the town still stands today. In each and every resident of Pozorrubio is a strength that cannot be matched. Strength that can stand through the strongest of winds and the fiercest of storms. A strength that has kept the town alive for 142 years.
It is that strength the will keep Pozorrubio alive and growing for years to come. Take this time to celebrate the town’s life and to prepare for what’s in store in the years to come. The path ahead may not always be easy, but it is undoubtedly a path that will lead to greatness. I have no doubt that Pozorrubio will keep on its path, forever strong towards development, towards greatness.