SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau
Neophyte lawmaker Rep. Eric Go Yap (Party-list ACT CIS) on Monday’s Flag Raising Ceremony, expressed his utmost appreciation to the House of Representatives Secretariat workforce for helping him in his legislative tasks. Yap addressed the House Secretariat as the ones who embody Congress, stating “Kayo po iyong bumubuo ng Kongreso. Kayo po dapat bigyan ng papuri at parangal.”
As the Chairperson of the Committee on Games and Amusements, Yap credited his committee secretary and staff for helping him in facing the challenges of work. “Swerte po ako na nagkaroon ako ng Committee sa Games, nasubukan ko pong makasama si Comsec Cora. Dahil po sa kanya nakilala ko kayo halos lahat at nakita ko po kung papaano siya magtrabaho. Sinasabi ko lang iyong sa staff ko na ito po ang gusto kong gawin. Lahat po iyon sila na iyong gumagawa,” he said.
Yap explained the reason he ran for public office is to give back and serve the people, most especially those who are in need. He said that he worked hard for all the success he achieved and now wished to impart his blessings to the people. He stated, “Pinaghirapan ko po ito, kaya gusto ko sana ibalik sa mga tao kung ano po iyong mga blessings na dumating sa akin.”
During the campaign, Yap shared that he saw so many people in need: “Marami po palang mahihirap, hindi naman po sila masasama, minsan natutulak lang ng pagkakataon. Tandaan nyo po na ang pagtulong sa tao hindi po dapat mayaman kayo. Lahat po tayo ay pwedeng tumulong.”
To conclude, Yap said that he, together with Deputy Speaker Paolo Duterte, would like to thank the Secretariat for their many years of service to the government.