HON. RODOLFO M. ABAT

CITY COUNCILOR

MESSAGE OF COMMITMENT

Being a public servant has been my lifetime calling and it is an honor for me to be once again serving the City of San Fernando as duly elected city councilor.

Almost four decades in public service has given me the experience and knowledge to pursue my passion in empowering the people of this city. And I will continue to be of service to give the commitment, transparency and action they deserve.

Over the years, I have stood as their voice through legislation and continuing projects geared towards the advancement of their well-being particularly the poor and underprivileged. I enacted ordinances and passed resolutions which focus on the areas of education, livelihood, health, environment and the improvement of social services.

In my advocacy for education, I founded Saint John Bosco College of Northern Luzon, Inc. and have since provided scholarships and free education to elementary, high school, college and technical-vocational students. The institution has then partnered with several government agencies to continuously provide free technical-vocational skills training to out-of-school youth and drug surrenderees in order to transform them into productive citizens of the city.

My heart for the environment has also inspired me to pioneer the award-winning Lingsat Eco-Waste Management System which was first implemented by the cluster of barangays of Dalumpinas Oeste, Lingsat, Carlatan and Pagdaraoan. This practice has been adopted by other barangays and continued until the present due to its effective contribution in the sustainable management of solid waste materials as resources for alternative livelihood. I have also implemented coastal management projects in order to protect the environment as well as cater to the needs of the fisherfolk.

And as I have done before, I will continue to dedicate myself to legislating and providing additional programs which will strengthen what I have started, offer educational, employment and livelihood opportunities, and push for more health and wellness benefits to PWDs, LGBTQ, elderly, marginalized workers and the women sectors.