LA TRINIDAD, Benguet For three straight years, Benguet lawmaker Eric Go Yap was awarded Honorary Congressman of the Year in the Nation Builders and Mosliv Awards. Organized by Sustainability Standards Inc., the Nation Builders & Mosliv Awards aim to “rally Filipinos together to join the global fight toward the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for a climate-neutral society within the next few decades.”

“This is for Benguet. Ultimately, what I do is for our people. Bonus na lang ito and gusto natin magpasalamat sa
Nation Builders and Mosliv Awards for giving me this honor for the 3rd consecutive year. I am overwhelmed, but it
will still keep me pushing. Uhaw pa din tayo sa development, and ‘yan pa din ang goal na madala natin sa bawat household,” Yap said as he recently received the plum.

Yap also expressed his gratitude, reiterating his unwavering commitment to continue serving the people of Benguet with passion and dedication, emphasizing the importance of collaborative efforts in effecting positive change, and vowing to remain steadfast in his pursuit of progress and development for the province. “There are new programs na we initiated the past year, mga bago which are results nung mga feedback sa community na kailangan pa.

I always ask everybody kung anong maitutulong natin and I always put effort kung paano at anong magandang
programa ang gawin,” added Yap. The Nation Builders & Mosliv Awards recognize the various individuals’
contributions from the public service sector and representatives, governors, and mayors, down to the barangay level. This also includes the contributions from philanthropists from the nongovernment sector, CEOs, and modern Filipino and Filipina heroes, as well as the local government units, companies, and organizations that are functioning in a sustainable way, respecting the environment, and bringing positive impact to their respective constituencies and communities.

Aside from filing house bills and some becoming laws, Yap has also put in place livelihood programs, policies on agriculture, and infrastructure development in the province. “We are not satisfied na gawin lang yung mandate natin as legislator, that’s the easier part. Mas challenging yung going beyond the role, beyond the comfort zone, pero yun ang mas kailangan. We need responsive programs in place, and we will not stop hangga’t nandito tayo,” the Benguet lawmaker promised.

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