Raising Easter Hope for Drug Rehabilitation

  • Rep. Linabelle Ruth R. Villarica, AWLFI Pres. (with mike) leads the turn-over of several sports and fitness equipment with Rep. Rosanna Vergara, AWLFI Asst. Auditor (1st, front) in coordination with DOH ASec. Leonita Gorgolon, M.D. (2nd, front) as Rep. Micaela Violago (inset) demonstrates the use of the dual-purpose stationary bike during ceremonies held at the Mega Drug Center in Nueva Ecija.
  • Women Legislators turn over sports equipment and gear to aid in the rehabilitation of residents of the Mega Drug Center in Nueva Ecija. DOH OIC- Medical Center Chief Nelson Dancel, MD; Rep. Rose Marie Arenas, AWLFI Sr. Vice President; Rep. Ma. Lourdes Aggabao; Rep. Rosanna Vergara, AWLFI Asst. Auditor; DOH ASec. Leonita Gorgolon, M.D.; Rep. Linabelle Ruth R. Villarica, AWLFI Pres.; Rep. Emerenciana de Jesus, AWLFI Vice President for Party List; Rep. Cecilia Leonila Chavez.
  • Rep. Linabelle Ruth R. Villarica (front,1st seated), President of the Association of Women Legislators Foundation, Inc. (AWLFI) signs MOA with DOH ASec. Leonita Gorgolon, M.D (front, 2nd seated) for the turn-over of fitness and sports equipment as requested by the DOH ASec to aid in the rehabilitation of residents of the Mega Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center in Nueva Ecija. AWLFI members who witnessed the turn-over of equipment such as treadmills, stationary bikes, complete gears for table tennis, volleyball and basketball, among others, were: Rep. Rose Marie Arenas, AWLFI Sr. Vice President; Rep. Ma. Lourdes Aggabao; Rep. Emerenciana de Jesus, AWLFI Vice President for Party List; Rep. Micaela Violago; Rep. Cecilia Leonila Chavez; Rep. Rosanna Vergara, AWLFI Asst. Auditor.
  • Residents of the Mega Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center in Nueva Ecija welcome the treadmill and other sports equipment donated by the Association of Women Legislators Foundation, Inc. (AWLFI) led by Rep. Linabelle Ruth R. Villarica, AWLFI President (2nd from right, front row) in coordination with DOH ASec. Leonita Gorgolon, M.D. (behind Rep. Villarica). AWLFI members include: Rep. Ma. Lourdes Aggabao and Rep. Emerenciana de Jesus, AWLFI Vice President for Party List (3rd & 4th from left, respectively); as well as Rep. Cecilia Leonila Chavez (1st from right).
  • Celebrity guests of honor, Luis Manzano and Heart Evangelista with AWLFI Pres. Linabelle Villairca lead the ceremonies to launch AWLFI's hugely popular 1st Pamascong Handog Garage Sale for a Cause to support the Mega Drug Center on 06 Dec 2016

Women legislators of the House led by Rep. Linabelle Villarica, President of the Association of Women Legislators Foundation, Inc. (AWLFI), affirmed their commitment to hope and life-change when they turned over equipment that were specified by the Department of Health’s ASec. Leonita Gorgolon for the recreation facilities of the Mega Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center in Nueva Ecija on March 10, 2017. Rep. Villarica led two fund-raising events in the House through the 87-strong membership of the AWLFI. She also filed HB 1642, which mandates the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation to cover its beneficiaries who are drug dependents and who submit to treatment and rehabilitation to an accredited health care provider, adding in the spirit of the season of Easter, “Magtulungan po tayo at muli nating buhayin ang pag-asa.”