Sara Duterte confident PH post-pandemic recovery on track with town festivals
BACOLOD CITY — Vice President Sara Duterte is confident in the Philippines’ post-pandemic recovery and cites the nationwide fiestas as evidence.
Duterte participated in the Pasalamat Festival in La Carlota City and the 64th Founding Anniversary and 23rd Pagbana-ag Festival of Hinoba-an town in Negros Occidental on April 24. She praised the Pasalamat Festival for showcasing La Carlota City’s resilience and unity.
La Carlota City is an important center for tourism, Duterte said, adding that its vast sugarcane farms have made significant progress in supporting sustainable agriculture and crop diversification.
She also stressed the importance of creating jobs and businesses to uplift people’s lives.
“I enjoin our local government leaders, private sector partners and civil society groups to work with us in creating decent jobs and sustainable livelihood opportunities that bring meaningful change in the lives of Filipinos,” she said.
She called on the public to ensure their children are studying, saying that education is the greatest equalizer.
The vice president emphasized the need to keep the youth from illegal activities, including insurgency and terrorism.
Duterte also visited the Mariano G. Medalla Integrated School in Bacolod City and met with Negros Occidental mayors on Monday.