Abra governor Jocelyn Valera Bernos on Tuesday turned into a gift giver to elderlies during the 104th Foundation Day of the province in the capital town of Bangued.
The governor has made the elderlies her focus on the province’s 104th foundation day as Abra starts inoculation of its residents on Monday.
“Espesial nga aldaw ti naited kadagiti senior citizen ditoy probinsia ita nga aldaw gapu ta isuda ti nagbalin a sentro iti selebrasion iti maika-104 nga anibersario iti Foundation Day iti Abra (It is a special day for the senior citizens of this province as they were made the center of celebration),” said an announcement on the Abra Province Facebook page.
The gift giving started in the capital town and is expected to be done in the 26 other municipalities of the province.
During the gift giving, Bernos encouraged the elderlies to take the Covid-19 vaccine as more of it will be arriving soon.
She also reiterated her call to further follow the minimum health protocol to avoid contracting the virus.
Earlier that day, the governor joined the mass for the foundation day at the Saint James the Elder Cathedral at the capital town along with the province’s top officials.
In his homily, Bishop Leopoldo Jaucian, noted the strength of the province and its people in the time of the pandemic. “Natibker nga Abra, natibker a pammati ken Apo Dios Abra is strong, a strong belief in God),” said Bishop Jaucian as he looked back on the past months of the pandemic.
He also commended the Abrenian resiliency in facing the pandemic which is a week short of a year.
In her speech after the mass, Bernos said: “Amidst the pandemic, we still have a simple but meaningful foundation day to celebrate. We remain strong, and together we will contain the virus.”