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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Eric Go Yap proclaimed Congressman of Benguet Province

Photo Courtesy || Congressman Eric Yap - Benguet

Cordillera - The people of Benguet have decided to vote for Eric Go Yap as their congressman. 

The recent partial and unofficial Comelec's poll result showed Yap had gained over 117,749 votes as of May 9, 2022, 11:47 PM and from the 95.52 % of election returns. 

Meanwhile, Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan got a vote of 68,371.

He later conceded defeat to ACT-CIS Party-list Representative and Benguet Caretaker Eric Yap.

Who is Eric Go Yap. 

Eric Go Yap  is a Filipino politician serving as a party-list representative for ACT-CIS since 2019.

He was installed as the the legislative caretaker of Benguet when the former Congressman Fongwan passed away in 2020. 

He is the chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations since March 2020.

Yap is among the principal authors of House Bill No. 5477 which was signed into law as Republic Act No. 11463 in December 2019 as an act to establish the Malasakit Centers—a one-stop shop for government medical and financial assistance and among the main proponents of House Bill 7778 or the establishment of the Autonomous Region of the Cordillera.

The solon also spearheaded various programs in Benguet such as Mobile Tulong, Mobile Oxygen, Youth Assistance Program, infrastructure projects and many more.

He also funded the construction of the Benguet General Hospital (BeGH) molecular biology laboratory and the improvement of the Wangal Sports Complex.

source || wikipedia


Sunday, May 2, 2021

Benguet municipalities soon to get their own brand new ambulances

Photo Courtesy || Office of the Benguet Congressman

Cordillera - All of the municipalities in the province of Benguet will soon have their own brand new all-terrain ambulance that would be used to provide medical assistance to the residents especially those from far flung areas of the province. 

This was announced by the office of the Benguet Congressman in its official Facebook page. 

In a photo posted earlier on Facebook, the office of the Congressman shows the kind of ambulance that would be soon delivered to the province. 

The new ambulances are equipped with all the needed requirements in transporting patients such as stretchers, oxygen and large compartments for storing medical supplies. 

The kind of medical vehicles can grip in nearly all terrain which would fit perfectly to the kind of roads in Benguet.

Benguet Congressman Eric Yap is now finalizing the delivery of the said ambulances which will be used by people who are in need of medical assistance especially during this pandemic.

He said, the ambulances would greatly speed up the delivery of quality health care services to the residents of Benguet.


Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Cong. Eric Yap to summon DepEd officials over inaccuracy in learning materials

Photo Courtesy || Cong. Eric Yap

Cordillera - Benguet Legislative Representative Congressman Eric Yap has called on the Department of Education to conduct massive review of some of the modules containing discriminatory remarks about the Igorots. 

Yap said he will file a House Resolution in Congress and summons DepEd officials to explain the inaccuracy and sign of incompetency in the learning modules of students.

Here is the full message of Congressman Eric Yap:

I strongly condemn these photos circulating online. It is unbelievable that these made its way to the learning modules of our students. Nakakagalit. Nakakadismaya. It is not clear whether it forms part of a textbook, a module or a test sheet, but regardless of its form and context, this is an insult, an obvious form of discrimination and a mockery of our rich culture in the Cordillera. 

What message are we sending our students reading these? Okay lang na ma-bully ang bata dahil sa kanyang anyo? Okay lang ma-discriminate dahil sa kasuotan? Sa murang edad ng mga estudyante, ito ang ituturo natin? If we do not act on this, the day will come that our heritage and culture in Cordillera will die a natural death because it will be perceived as something that should be ashamed of. We will not allow that to happen. 

I call on the Department of Education to undertake a massive review of its textbooks and other materials used in schools. I urge Secretary Briones to issue a Department Order instructing teachers nationwide to forbid them from using discriminatory statements such as those shown in photos in preparing their modules. This is not the first time that this happened and at this point, the Department should take responsibility. The buck stops with you. 

This is an issue that we will definitely raise in Congress through a House Resolution that I will file and we will summon DEPED officials to shed light on this matter. Not only for this incident, but for every inaccuracy and sign of incompetence in our learning materials.


Friday, December 18, 2020

PAGCOR donates Php11 Million to Benguet province for purchase of tablets

Photo Courtesy || Benguet Congressional District Office

Cordillera - The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has donated PHP11 million to Benguet province for the purchase of tablets to be used by students for their online learning. 

PAGCOR officials officials on Monday, personally turned over the P11 million cheque to Benguet Congressman Eric Yap. 

According to the Benguet Congressional District Office, the financial grant will be used to purchase tablets which will be distributed to students who are in need. 

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Posted by Benguet Congressional District Office- Cong. Eric Yap on Thursday, December 17, 2020

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Benguet General Hospital gets its own molecular laboratory for Covid-19 testing

Cordillera - The Benguet General Hospital has received its own molecular laboratory to be utilized for Covid-19 testing in the province. 

The laboratory which was personally donated by Congressman Eric Go Yap can fast-track the conduct of Covid-19 testing and is set to be operational next month. 
Molecular diagnostic is one of the most evolving areas of diagnostic with numerous advancement in research and treatment transforming healthcare across a wide range of disease and health conditions

On Saturday (September 12, 2020) Congressman Yap and Governor Melchor Diclas, together with the DOH-CHD-CAR Regional Director Ruby Constantino, Assistant Regional Director Dr. Amelita Pangilinan, La Trinidad Mayor Romeo Salda, Vice Mayor Roderick Awingan, and BeGH Acting Chief of Hospital Dr. Meliarazon Dulay led the cutting of ribbon during the blessing ceremony of the recently constructed facility.

source || Governor's Office-Benguet

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Cong. Eric Yap submits House Bill No. 7011 to give free insurance to Cordilleran farmers

Cordillera- Farmers will no longer worry in the near future if they are at a big loss or if their  crops got destroyed due to natural calamities if the House Bill No. 7011 gets approved.
Congressman Eric Go Yap has seen the plight of Cordilleran farmers in times of calamities and have shown great concern by finding a better way to help all farmers including their farms. 

The Congressman  submitted the House Bill No. 7011 that aims to give free weather index-based agricultural insurance to all farmers. 

This House Bill, once approved, will insure all farmers to receive financial assistance from the government if their crops were destroyed by extreme changes in weather conditions or natural calamities.

As the Cordillera region is prone to such calamities, Yap has considered all farmers  through this bill he recently submitted.  

Through the said insurance, farmers will be able to easily recover from their financial losses brought by natural calamities like typhoons. This kind of insurance provided by the government will save farmers from big troubles or from developing anxiety due to their losses.

Farmers have been overlooked for a long time not realizing that they play a great role in keeping the country afloat because they feed the entire nation. Without these farmers, there will be food shortage and people will go hungry or worse starve to death.
Indeed, farming is not an easy job, yet farmers still choose to do the hard work for everyone's benefit.

It's about time  farmers' integrity be uplifted, their hardships and sacrifices acknowledged  and their source of income be fully supported  by the government in any way it can. After all,  these farmers are the ones who feed us all.


Friday, March 27, 2020

Benguet Caretaker Rep. Eric Go Yap remains negative of COVID-19

Cordillera - The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) has issued a public apology for declaring Benguet Caretaker Rep. Eric Go Yap positive of the COVID-19.
Yap was initially reported as positive of the COVID-19 on March 25.

According to RITM, the "results are by no means a false positive" and it said that the "isolated incident was brought about by an encoding error which was discovered late last night by the Molecular Biology Laboratory (MBL) of the Department of Health-Research for Tropical Medicine (DOH-RITM)".

Here is the full notice of public apology from RITM Facebook page.


Wednesday, February 19, 2020

ACT-CIS partylist Cong. Eric Go Yap plans to build 'world class' MMA Gym in Benguet

Photo Courtesy || Team Lakay
Cordillera - Appointed caretaker of Benguet ACT-CIS partylist Congressman Eric Go Yap has visited one of Team Lakay Gyms in La Trinidad to show support to the local MMA team that brought great honor to the country. 

Cong. Eric Go Yap had short moments of talking, signing of autographs and taking photos with all members of Team Lakay like former ONE Lightweight Champion Eduard Folayang, former ONE Bantamweight Kevin Belingon, Brave Combat Federation Bantamweight Champion Stephen Loman, Head Coach Mark Sangiao and others. 

Yap recently submitted House Resolution No. 707 to formally recognize and honor Team Lakay members for their big contribution to the country. 

The appointed caretaker of Benguet promised to build another Mixed Martial Arts Gym which is close to a world standard gym as a way of supporting the team for their contribution to the sport. 

"I will seek for a lot measuring 1,000 to 1500 square meters where a building can be constructed to house the gym," Yap said.

He said that he will talk to Benguet Governor Melchor Diclas to find a vacant lot somewhere in Wangal, La Trinidad to build the said MMA gym. 

"I want to make Benguet known as the house of the brave, the house of warriors and martial arts," Yap added.

In his visit to Team Lakay gym on Thursday, he promised to pay the monthly rent of the team and give financial incentives to members who make good or even win belts, according to the Philippine Information Agency.


Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Philippine Congress to formally recognize and honor Team Lakay's contribution to the country

Photo Coutesy || Mark Sangiao
Cordillera - To formally recognize and honor Team Lakay members' contribution to the country, Benguet appointed caretaker congressman Eric Go Yap submitted a resolution to Congress to thank and praise them for bringing tremendous honor and glory to the country. 
Cong. Yap said, he submitted House Resolution No. 707 as a way of recognizing and thanking the champions of Team Lakay. 

"Bilang saludo ang pasasalamat sa inyong mga tagumpay, ating isunumite ang House Resolution No. 707 upang pormal na kilalanin ng Kongreso ang inyong mga ambag para sa bayan," Yap said. 

Yap personally thanked current ONE Strawweight Champion Joshua Pacio, reigning Brave Combat Federation Bantamweight Champion Stephen Loman and former URCC Welterweight Champion and former ONE Lightweight Champion Eduard Folayang for their great contribution in the field of Mixed Martial Arts in the country. 

Team Lakay head coach Mark Sangiao and the champions visited the House of Representative on Tuesday. 

Yap met them in his office and personally handed them certificate of recognition and promised them support to improve their gym and further enhance their training.
"Maraming salamat sa pagiging inspirasyon sa maraming kabataang Pilipino na may pangarap magpursige sa kani-kanilang larangan. Asahan ninyo na nasa likod ninyo kami at handang sumporta hanggang sa abot nga aming makakaya. Mabuhay kayo! Mabuhay ang Pilipino, Yap added. 

Team Lakay is a Benguet-based Mixed Martial Art team in the Philippines. It was founded by former mixed martial artist Mark Sangiao. 

The team operates in a close to zero budget with a gym that is not air conditioned, no state of the art training facilities but produced the best mixed martial artists that are making waves in major international organizations. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Benguet caretaker Cong. Yap passes bill to improve BeGH and much better pay for hospital staff

Cordillera - Appointed Benguet Caretaker Anti-Crime and Terrorism Community Involvement and Support (ACT-CIS) Party List Congressman Eric Go Yap passed House Bill No. 6171 on Wednesday. 

The bill aims to restore the management of the Benguet General Hospital (BeGH) to the national government and increases the current bed capacity of the hospital from 200 to 400. 

Cong. Yap said returning the management of BeGH to the national government would ensure bigger and continues funds for the hospital and not just rely on the funds of the provincial government and the hospital's own fund. 

Yap added that re-nationalizing of the hospital will increase the salary of the staff like nurses. He said that nurses should be receiving salary grade SG 15 (Php32,000) and not SG 9 (Php17,975)

"Upang makatiyak tayo na malaki at tuloy-tuloy and pondong mailalaan para sa hospital at hindi lang basta aasa sa pondo ng Provincial Government at sariling kita ng ospital," Cong. Yap said in a statement.

He added that turning the hospital to the government will benefit those who need medical help due to the level of health service provided by the government. 

"Dahil dito, lubos na makikinabang ang mga nangangailangan ng tulong medical dahil maitataas ang antas ng health service delivery ng hospital," he said. 

House Bill No. 6171 is the first bill Cong. Yap had passed since assuming post as an appointed caretaker of Benguet. 

On January 29, Cong. Yap was welcomed by Benguet officials and employees during his visit to the province.

In a speech, he assured that he will do whatever he can for the development of the province and its constituents. 

He also said that he will continue the work of the late Congressman Nestor B. Fongwan Sr.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

ACT-CIS partylist Cong. Eric Go Yap statement after being assigned as caretaker of Benguet

Photo Courtesy || Cong. Eric Go Yap FB
Cordillera - ACT-CIS partylist representative Eric Go Yap has been assigned as 'caretaker' of Benguet province after the passing of the late Congressman Nestor Fongwan Sr. on December 18 last year. 
According to Benguet governor Melchor Diclas, it was speaker of the House of Representative Allan Peter Cayetano, who appointed Yap as 'caretaker' and custodian of Benguet.

Meanwhile, Cong Eric Go Yap said in a statement that he wholeheartedly take his new role and he promised to do all he can to serve the people of Benguet. 

Here is his full statement:
Labis ang ating pasasalamat sa liderato ng House of Representative sa pamumuno ni Speaker Alan Perter Cayetano sa tiwalang ibinigay sa inyong lingkod at sa ACT-CIS Partylist at tayo ay naatasan maging caretaker ng Congressional District District ng Benguet.
Ganun din sa mga Kinatawan mula sa iba't ibang bahagi ng Northern Luzon ng ngayon pa lang ay nagpahayag na ng suporta para magampanan natin ng buong husay ang bagong responsibilidad na ito.
Higit sa lahat nagpapasalamat ako sa mga patuloy na sumusuporta sa ACT-CIS Partylist sa buong bansa at sa mga OFW na naglukluk sa ating bilang bumber 1 partylist noong nakaraang halalan. Kayo ang aming inspirasyon at patuloy tayong magiging boses ninyo sa Kongreso.
At sa mga kapwa nating Pilipino sa Benguet, tinatanggap natin ng buong puso ang hamon na ito at asahan ninyo na gagawin natin ang lahat ng ating makakaya upang tuloy tuloy ninyong maramdaman ang tunay na serbisyong publiko.
Agtitinulong tayo tapnu agtultuloy ti progreso ti Benguet. Agyamanak kadakayo!

Yap is expected to be in Benguet next week to assume his new post, according to Gov. Diclas.

Earlier, the provincial government of Benguet has approved a resolution asking Congress to conduct a special election in order to vote for the next permanent congressman of Benguet.

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