Once known for her blunders with the English language, former actress and comedienne Angelica Jones is now heralded as “Laguna’s Angel of Public Service.”
Still on her first term as provincial board member in the Third District of Laguna, the 31-year-old neophyte politician seems to proven and endeared herself to her constituents from what a group of entertainment reporters had seen during visit to Calamba.
Jones, who instituted a “People’s Day” in her office every Monday, believes she ably represents her district’s sentiments in province’s committee hearing after listening to their concerns, and if possible extending various forms of assistance given the capacity of her post.
She has also spearheaded book donations to barangay libraries and schools in cooperation with Children International Philippines; blood donation drives in partnership with several hospitals in the province; the distribution of free insulin for diabetics in indigent communities in coorporation with JCI Hiyas de San Pablo; as well as securing scholarships to colleges and universities, including those with tie-ups with Technical Education and Skills Development Authority for deserving youths.
“I always make it my priority to serve my constituents first and foremost. Sila lagi ang inuuna ko,” she said.
Nevertheless, whenever time permits, Angelica still dabbles in some showbiz engagements, mostly entertaining endorsement offers, when she can.
“Nakaka-miss din ang showbiz,” she admitted.
For now though, the popular public servant is busy preparing for Christmas projects.